we do? (Jan 19, 2005)
1. Try new things,
bring in new ideas. If the Platte Country R3 school district can
sign a 10 year, $310K sweetheart deal with Pepsi, why can't Smithville?
We need a first class, state of the art football and soccer stadium too!
2. Keep the athletic and extra curricular programs an important and
integral part of the education process. When the budgets get
tighter, and they will, the sports and extra curricular programs in all
districts will be the first to suffer the blows. Help strengthen all
booster clubs, make all current programs as self supportive as possible
to insure their longevity.
3. Get as much input as possible from the kids, the parents and the
teachers. Understand, analyze and utilize this information fully.
4. Evaluate everything we do- Keep doing what works, immediately fix what is
5. Get and keep the parents informed- The current board does a
pretty good job of this now...if you know where to look for the
information- It can and will be a better process.
Open up different lines of communication-
Utilize the web to announce upcoming school board meeting agendas and post public session minutes of those meetings.