Having a solid communication plan for your district is (or should be) a key part of your overall strategy. But before enacting it, do you consider others' thoughts and ideas on how to best share your schools' news, or do you just take the wheel and drive? If you are not listening to other voices throughout the district, please make a concerted effort to do so. This means listening to students, staff, classroom teachers, school leaders, board members, parents and community supporters. It's a hefty task to be sure, but it's so important that your communication is diverse, incorporates a wide perspective of voices and that it consistently addresses all areas of your district. For example, consider the following questions:
As we begin the new financial year, it is important to remember a few critical posting requirements for financial transparency and policy items.
We became concerned a few months ago when a media blitz started about the taxation patterns of wind farms (wind energy systems if you talk to industry people).
How do you talk to your students when tragic events occur?
This is an extra to my weekly blogs because I could not let this “teachable moment” slide. I have read all of the articles I could find this past weekend after hearing of the passing of my favorite author, Harper Lee.