Recommendation #1

Develop an effective model of communication on potential program changes that clearly explains the educational and financial impacts. The Board must work to confirm the community’s understanding. This type of high-level communication should be proactive in nature, allowing time for the community to respond appropriately, and be translated into other languages. Examples of when this model of communication would be used include: explaining the financial impacts of lowering class size, highlighting changes in technology, or providing information on pending legislation that would have a significant impact on District finances.