Tag: community engagement

Tips on Connecting with MLAs

Tips on Connecting with MLAs

An earlier post on this blog encouraged Boards of Education to strengthen their connections with other local and provincial groups. In this interview previous BC Minister of Education George Abbott, provides practical advice on how to build connections with Members of the Legislative Assembly (MLAs) based on his 34 years in municipal and provincial politics. … Continue reading Tips on Connecting with MLAs

Shine a Light on Success – Building a Proactive Relationship with the Media 

Shine a Light on Success – Building a Proactive Relationship with the Media 

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 

How Schools Can Help Refugee Families

How Schools Can Help Refugee Families

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

You Really Need to Get Out More Often!

You Really Need to Get Out More Often!

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!