Concept, Goals and Roles in Community Relations
The Board of Education recognizes that the community, defined broadly as the State and specifically as the area served by the school system, determines the quality of the school system. It is imperative that members of the community and school personnel cooperate in planning and developing policy, implementing programs and evaluating results.
School-community relations are not merely reporting and interpreting. Rather, they are part of a public enterprise in which community members and school personnel play their respective roles in the best interests of the school district.
The Board of Education establishes the following goals for the community relations program:
To increase public understanding of the school system.
To increase community confidence and interest in the school system.
To promote effective dissemination of information concerning school activities.
To solicit community opinions about the school system and to be aware of its goals and concerns for its children.
To encourage the sharing of resources among civic and community organizations for the benefit of the school system.
Policy adopted: November 12, 1997
HAMDEN PUBLIC SCHOOLS Hamden, Connecticut