On March 16 I was honoured to present the opening Keynote to the 2017 MSBA Annual Conference on the topic of "Linking Effective Governnce to Student Success". I also presented a concurrent session on "Building a Strong Relationship Between the Board and Superintendent through Performance Planning and Review". For those participants who requested a copy of … Continue reading Slides from my Manitoba School Boards Association Keynote and Concurrent Presentations
Category: community engagement
The December 30 National Post article below holds two key messages to which Boards of Education/School Boards should pay attention. The positive message is that local education governance is better than centralised control. The negative and more worrisome message is the continually recurring question about the relevance of school boards in general. The article takes some … Continue reading A New Year’s Resolution for School Trustees?
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
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!