Description of Subjects Surveyed
Each person chosen for the survey provided a variety in age range. The panel of the community members surveyed included 66% having, at least one school-aged child, attended some type of school function within the last 12 months, not voted in a school election in the last 2 years, and were Native American. Each individual had a job within the community. An important part of shaping schools and the programs that each school offers, has a great deal to do with the members of the commu...
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... community members to hear issues concerning the district, ask questions, and express concerns. Relying solely on standard meeting opportunities such as parent/teacher conferences, athletic, and other extracurricular activities are not enough and do not have conducive environments or timetables. They are favorable for brief discussions with parents but are not a prudent time to meet with community members and provide a platform for information and discussion. Nonetheless, of the questions posed in the survey of the subjects, the most significant factors that has been overlooked by the school district is the involvement of stakeholders in the decisions and changes happening within the district and the dissemination of information to the stakeholders. These factors are essential pieces of the puzzle for effictively connecting school districts to their communities.
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