Engage the Community and Establish a Vision
The Board is in the strongest position when it is engaged with the community, clear in its vision for education, and unified in its direction.
The Board should develop structured and ongoing opportunities for the community to define and refine the vision for the school district. Once the vision is in place, the Board then takes on the responsibility for monitoring progress and making policy and budgetary decisions to achieve the vision. To keep the community engaged in the ongoing work of the district, including current successes and challenges, the Board must seek to engage community stakeholders in a variety of settings and contexts.