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					   Clark Public Schools Strategic Planning Committee
                  Critical Issues Report
                 TEAM FOCUS AREA: Public/Community Relations and Parent Involvement
Committee Members: N. Belverio, J. Beltramba, L. Caliguire, S. Sandler, B. Cahill, K. Davidson, C. Peterson, C. Serson. J. DiPablo (S)

                          Issue                                          Impact on District                              Recommendations
#1 Public is not being provided a true image of              1. Greater public support for district's           A full time public relations/
what's happening in our schools. Not enough                  projects, goals and activities.                    community outreach position needs
media coverage and a need to improve our                     2. Presents positive image to general              to be created. Individual needs to
outreach to community.                                       Clark population and surrounding                   be a stakeholder in town. Position
                                                             communities.                                       will be responsible for coordinating
                                                             3. More interaction between schools                community outreach and public
                                                             and the local community.                           releases. This is our highest
                                                             4. More awareness and support for                  priority. Responsibilities of this
                                                             schools' academic programs.                        position should include:
                                                             5. Increased positive involvement of
                                                             parents with schools and increased                 1. Positive messages of the district
                                                             parental suuport for teachers.                     distributed in various ways i.e.
                                                             6. Increased student accountability.               outreach to new residents, awards
                                                                                                                to students, academic championship
                                                                                                                competition.
                                                                                                                2. Increased media coverage in local
                                                                                                                papers, visual media presentation in
                                                                                                                DVD or electronic form for website.
                                                                    Could be distributed to local realtors.
                    Issue                      Impact on District           Recommendations
Issue 1 continued:                                                  3. Complimentary passes or VIP cards
Public is not being provided a true image of                        to various community members i.e.
what's happening in our schools. Not enough                         Senior citizens, former parents, alumni
media coverage and a need to improve our                            local business owners, etc.
outreach to community.                                              4. Improve Website
                                                                    5. Build partnerships with local
                                                                     businesses.
   Clark Public Schools Strategic Planning Committee
                  Critical Issues Report
                 TEAM FOCUS AREA: Public/Community Relations and Parent Involvement
Committee Members: N. Belverio, J. Beltramba, L. Caliguire, S. Sandler, B. Cahill, K. Davidson, C. Peterson, C. Serson. J. DiPablo (S)



                          Issue                                          Impact on District                              Recommendations

#2 Need for a better physical image of our                   1. Greater public support for district's           1. Add outdoor banners/signs with
school buildings                                             projects, goals, activities & well being.          messages
                                                             2. Increased positive image to general             2. Enhance appearance of physical
                                                             population of Clark & surrounding                  plant as this is first thing or sometimes
                                                             communities.                                       only thing the community sees.
                                                             3. More support for academic programs              3. Work with local groups, agencies
                                                             4. Increased positive involvement by               and/or businesses to address this
                                                             parents within the schools.                        issue. For example, monthly plantings
                                                                                                                or flowers for visual attractiveness.
   Clark Public Schools Strategic Planning Committee
                  Critical Issues Report
                 TEAM FOCUS AREA: Public/Community Relations and Parent Involvement
Committee Members: N. Belverio, J. Beltramba, L. Caliguire, S. Sandler, B. Cahill, K. Davidson, C. Peterson, C. Serson. J. DiPablo (S)


                          Issue                                          Impact on District                              Recommendations
#3 Community needs to enter school more                      1. Positive image of schools to public &           1. Provided guided tours especially
often                                                        surrounding communities                            after completed construction.
                                                             2. More interaction between community              2. Conduct Open House periodically
                                                             and schools.                                       3. Saturday use of building for
                                                             3. Increased awareness and support                 community activities i.e. computer
                                                             for academic programs                              classes, fitness activities, adult
                                                             4. Increased parental involvement and              sports, etc.
                                                             support.

				
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