Board & Community Relations

Building Community Engagement

When schools, parents, families, and communities work together to support learning, students tend to earn higher grades, attend school more regularly, stay in school longer, and enroll in higher level programs. To ensure that the students of today are ready for the careers of tomorrow, families, schools, and community groups need to work together to promote engagement that is systemic, sustained, and integrated into school improvement efforts.

Lisa-Marie Haygood, former president of the Georgia PTA and current consultant for GSBA provides a thorough walk-thru of the VILLA Program that you may wish to offer in your school district.

Course Length : 1 Hours
Board Training Credit : 1 Hours

Domain III: Board and Community Relations: In order to ensure improved student achievement and organizational effectiveness, the governance leadership team creates and sustains healthy community relations, models professional relationships, creates a culture of mutual respect, and serves as a public school advocate for effective collaboration and engagement of internal and external stakeholders.

Standard A. The governance leadership team develops a process for creating a culture where input is sought, heard, and valued.

Standard B. The board develops policies to ensure effective communication and engagement of all stakeholders’ which support the strategic plan, desired culture and continuous improvement of the school system.

Standard C. The governance leadership team ensures processes that develop, communicate and maintain procedures for communications by stakeholders which result in resolution of issues and concerns supporting the strategic plan, desired culture and continuous improvement of the school system.
  • Course Instructions (clone)
  • VILLA Presentation
  • Course Assessment
  • Course Evaluation
Completion rules
  • All units must be completed
  • Leads to a certificate with a duration: until June 30