Communications and Community Relations

COMMUNICATIONS

Enhance awareness of the district through consistent high quality communications with all stakeholders.

Strategic Objective #1:

  • Increase positive feedback from constituents on district communications.

Strategies:

  • Form a committee comprised of constituents to gather communications feedback from parents, community, faculty, staff, and students to determine consistency, frequency, timeliness, and relevance of content distributed by the district.
  • Evaluate baseline data and make recommendations for improvement.
  • Re-evaluate feedback for additional recommended change.
  • Communicate progress annually to stakeholders.

Success Indicator:

  • A follow-up survey will be conducted every year to measure progress towards increasing positive feedback by 5% in each of the subsequent surveys, with a goal to increase positive feedback by 30% by end of 3rd quarter 2020.

Responsible Individuals:

  • Coordinator of School and Community Information
  • Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment Office
  • Building Principals
  • Office of the Superintendent
  • Committee of Stakeholders

Strategic Objective #2:

  • Increase the number of available programs that provide assistance to families in making use of the District’s available communications tools and methods by end of 3rd quarter 2020.

Strategies:

  • Develop a consistent and coordinated use of materials including print, email, and instructional videos.
  • Maximize the assistance of the student representatives to facilitate activities that support this objective.
  • Produce and deliver presentations, electronic media, print and other materials as necessary, to showcase the educational programs and activities of the district.
  • Develop alternative communications methods to support families without access to electronic communications.
  • Coordinate communications strategies, methods, and tools with the Home and School Coordinating Council.
  • Organize and distribute an annual notice to families regarding the tools and methods for which the district communicates.

Success Indicator:

  • The number of available programs that provide assistance to families in making use of the District’s available communications tools and methods will increase by 20%.

Responsible Individuals:

  • Coordinator of School and Community Information
  • Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment Office
  • Building Principals
  • Professional Staff
  • Office of the Superintendent

COMMUNITY RELATIONS

Increase community outreach and foster relationships to promote the overall value of the District.

Strategic Objective:

  • Establish and implement a plan to increase community relations by end of 3rd quarter 2020.

Strategies:

  • Create and disseminate resources and materials designed to support area realtors that includes materials such as the data portfolio, SPP information, PSSA Reports, District maps, sending areas, program planning guides, newsletters, district video, and other information as needed by end of 4th quarter 2017.
  • Foster relationship with the townships and community organizations by increasing coordination of communications, outreach, activities, events, and services.
  • Increase outreach to Shannondell and Meadowood senior communities by leveraging students, student clubs, holiday programming and events, fostering technology use, and distributing an annual calendar of mutual activities that support the residents and the district alike.
  • Expand the district's relationship with the Greater Penn Suburban Chamber of Commerce and similar groups to foster employment, internships, entrepreneurships, and career awareness opportunities in the local region by attending regularly the meetings of the Chamber and coordinating opportunities for students.

Success indicator:

  • Programs and activities related to community relations will increase by 20% by end of 3rd quarter 2020.

Responsible Individuals:

  • Coordinator of School and Community Information
  • Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment Office
  • Building Principals
  • School Counselors
  • Professional Staff
  • Office of the Superintendent
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