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Tag: K-12 community relations

Blazing a Trail on the Board Engagement Front in Colorado’s Thompson School District

February 9, 2022 0 Comments

As my recent video interview with Board President Barbara Kruse and Superintendent Marc Schaffer indicates, Colorado’s Thompson School District is blazing a new trail in the area of board member engagement.  Like many districts around the county these days, the …

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3 Superintendents on Meeting the Community Relations Challenge in Turbulent Times

December 30, 2021 0 Comments

In the best of times fostering a positive district image in the eyes of community members and building close, productive relationships with key stakeholders are daunting challenges.  If the parents of our students were our districts’ only “paying customers,” external/stakeholder …

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Harnessing the Power of Ownership: Overwhelming Approval of Highline Schools Capital Facilities Bond

March 28, 2018 0 Comments

  

I learned about the incredible power of Ownership as a force for change early in my career as a governance consultant.  The school board president and superintendent of a medium sized suburban district agreed to create a “Governance Improvement Task …

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More on the K-12 Enterprise: Creating Satisfied Indirect Customers

June 28, 2017 0 Comments

Later today Superintendent Nick Polyak (Leyden School District 212, Illinois) will join Geoff Luther, the owner of A-l Tool Corporation, and Frank Holthouse, Leyden’s Careers and Community Outreach Director, in recording a podcast for this blog describing the partnership Leyden …

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