Student and Stakeholder loyalty of East Memorial

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East Memorial is an elementary school consisting of grades K through fifth. The school is a part of Weld County School District Six (WCSD 6). The following information will identify how WCSD 6 and East Memorial Elementary School (EMES) build and keep stakeholders loyalty. This is an important part of any school organization. According to Baldrige, one organizational goal should be “…achieving such a degree of loyalty that the student or stakeholder will advocate for your organization and your programs and services” (2012, p.39). Impact of Stakeholder Loyalty Stakeholder loyalty is a key element to a school organization. Having strong partnerships with stakeholders is a valuable resource. According to Pam Robbins and Harvey B. Alvy, “Studies confirm that when families are involved, more students earn higher grades in English and Math, improve their reading and writing skills, complete more course credit, set higher aspirations, have better attendance, come to class more prepared to learn, and have fewer behavior problems” (2009, p.178). If EMES or WCSD 6 loses stakeholder loyalty, it will have a big impact on student achievement. Another area that would be affected is legislation. WCSD 6 is in need of community support if they want bond issues to pass. According to John Smith, Florida public school districts started to reach out to stakeholders that do not have children in the school district. They were having difficulty passing important school legislation (1998). He goes on to state, “…responsibility that all stakeholders share for the quality of their local schools” (1998, p. 52). With more funding WCSD 6 could buy better programs that could have an impact on student performance. Mr. Ungeheuer (U), EMES principal stated, “I... ... middle of paper ... ...it, set higher aspirations, have better attendance, come to class more prepared to learn, and have fewer behavior problems” (Robbins and Alvy, 2009, p.178). These achievable improvements should be priority for school districts. Works Cited Baldrige National Quality Program (2007). Education criteria for performance excellence. Retrieved from http://baldrige.nist.gov/PDF_files/2007_Education_Criteria.pdf Robbins, P. & Alvy, H. B. (2009). The principal’s companion (3rd Ed.). Thousand Oaks, CA: Corwin a Sage Company. Smith, J. (1998). It takes 100 grandparents. Educational Leadership, 55(8), 52-53 Weld County School District Six (2009). Our District. Retrieved from http://www.greeleyschools.org/ Weld County School District Six (2010). Our District. Retrieved from http://www.greeleyschools.org/

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