A United School Community
One of the greatest challenges facing our schools and our county is the inconsistent community involvement in our schools. While many schools have strong family and community buy-in and support, there are dozens of other schools who lack these necessary relationships to properly support the students who learn at, the staff members who work in, and the communities that are benefited by them.
One way that many school districts in our county, state, region, and nation are achieving the goal of strengthening family and community buy-in and support is through the establishment of Community Schools - an initiative where schools partner with nonprofits, businesses, and local governmental agencies to provide students with health care, curriculum enrichment services, mental and behavioral health services, as well as other student activities.
As a Board member and Chair of the Board's Family and Community Engagement Committee, I have vowed that, by the end of my term, our Board will have worked to establish a Community Schools policy that will enable our educators and administrators to seek beneficial partnerships with local, state, and regional nonprofits, businesses, as well as local and state governmental agencies to better the academic and social wellness of the students that they serve.