An interview with reporter and blogger Janet Steffenhagen A few weeks ago I wrote about the importance of boards connecting with their communities. One of the most effective ways to shine a light on what is happening in your school district is through your local media. Unfortunately, for many boards the coverage they get is … Continue reading Shine a Light on Success – Building a Proactive Relationship with the Media
Month: November 2015
With the imminent arrival of Syrian refugee families our elementary and secondary schools will have a key role to play. Government and other local agencies will immediately provide shelter, food and clothing. However, the long-term success of these future citizens will be dependent on them eventually finding employment and becoming part of the community fabric. … Continue reading How Schools Can Help Refugee Families
Just about any school trustee will tell you there is a lot to learn about being a good board member. Yes there’s the relentless mass of information trustees have to digest but the hardest part is learning the “people” side of board work. As the past Executive Director of a provincial school trustee association the … Continue reading Trustee Truths
Anyone who thinks that being a school trustee just means going to a couple of board meetings a month clearly hasn’t been a trustee or ever spoken to one. It's hard work involving multiple board and committee meetings, school visits, and hours of reading, listening and debating. Unfortunately, much of this work goes unnoticed outside … Continue reading You Really Need to Get Out More Often!