The Board, in an effort to ensure and enhance the possibilities for excellence in the education of children in a free society, adopts the following policy because of its conviction that: (a) the public schools belong in every sense to the people who created them by consent and support through taxation; (b) the schools are only as strong as the intelligent and informed support of the people of the community and never any stronger; and, (c) the support of the people must be based upon their knowledge of, their understanding about and their participation in the aims and efforts of the public schools.
The Board shall intend to: 1. Keep the citizens of the district informed through a variety of means of communication on the policies, programs, problems and planning of the school system. 2. Invite the advice and counsel of the people of the district, especially at all monthly meetings of the Board. 3. Solicit the sound thinking and studied counsels of the people through advisory committees selected from the community as needed and appointed by the Board.
CROSS REF.: 186, Citizen Advisory Committees 187, Public Participation at School Board Meetings 811, Citizen Hearings with Administrators or the Board 812, Suggestion Box APPROVED: November 11, 2002 REVIEWED: January 9, 2006