Must advocate for the entire community - not just their district
Advocacy should be a board goal with appropriate policies for board actions
Board members must capitalize on their potential influence as public officials
Give Your Board an Advocacy Grade
School Board Effectiveness School boards “are unique because education is not just a line item in the budget. It is the only item. We are unique in that we are single-minded and single-focused…we are the voice of public education.” Pgs. 2-3
“ Chance” Meetings - Nothing in this section shall be construed as to require a chance meeting of two (2) or more members of a public body to be considered a public meeting. No such chance meetings, informal assemblages, or electronic communication shall be used to decide or deliberate public business in circumvention of the spirit or requirements of this part.
Managing the Media During a Crisis Karen Friedman is a former award winning television news reporter, speaker, faciliator and the author of Shut Up and Say Something: Business Communication Strategies to Overcome Challenges and Influence Listeners (Praeger, 2010). She is also the co-author of Speaking of Success: World Class Experts Share Their Secrets (Insight Publishing, 2007). Karen Friedman Enterprises, Inc
If you won’t talk about your “bad news,” forget about getting people to pay attention to your “good news,”
Parental Support What do you think of when you hear “ parental involvement?” What are some of the barriers to improving parental involvement?
Parental Support Inside the classroom and inside the home. Do not have a “ one size fits all” mentality.
The Blame Game Teachers: Parents don’t care Parents don’t hold their kids accountable Parents send their kids here unprepared Parents: Teachers don’t care They’ve got tenure and don’t have to try Teachers think they’re smarter than I am
Disconnect Between Schools and Parents Center on Families, Communities, Schools and Children’s Learning 70% of parents said they have not been asked to volunteer 90% of teachers said parents should volunteer
Building Parental Support Circle the numbers of strategies that you like Discuss strategies for building parental support Pg. 57