The school district's "new direction" has been a topic of discussion, but little clarification, since the November election which resulted in three new board members.
At the heart of the "new direction" is a document prepared by board president Tom Mingen, one of the three new faces on the board.
His goal is to address the perception that students aren't getting a good education in Delta County through better communication with parents, teachers and citizens.
For parents, one of his suggestions is to send a note home with children on a quarterly basis outlining the school board's activities.
To improve communication with district staff, he believes the superintendent should set up office in one school one morning each week. School board members should visit at least one school each week, and district directors should be in two schools each week.
Communication with citizens of the school district would be improved through closer interaction with service clubs. Mingen also suggests programs be presented to senior citizens and monthly updates be published in the newspaper.
His document, entitled "Refocus of Delta County School District," is being circulated among principals, accountability, coordinating council, and certified council members for input, interim superintendent Jerre Doss reported at the March school board meeting.
"Over the next two months hopefully we will be able to bring forward some thoughts to help the board determine what is important to the public and staff," Doss said.blog comments powered by Disqus