The Risk and Reward of Parent Centric Planning Efforts
In our complicated and political world, the idea of bringing a large groups of community members together can be frightening. The hope of bringing that group to consensus seems almost outlandish. However, the importance of the community input and the power of community support is more powerful than ever before. Public school administrators and School Board members seek community involvement for many decisions such as boundary changes, adding facilities, curriculum changes, new program offerings or referendum campaigns. But excitement of engaging the community can go hand in hand with a fear of meetings or events getting out of control.