5000 - Community Relationships

5000 Schools and the Community

The board recognizes that the public schools are an integral part of the community and that the public has a vested interest in having students develop into productive members of the workforce and of society.  The board encourages the community to be involved in the school system and to assist the school system in the goal of providing every student with a sound basic education.  

Each year the board will ensure that the report card issued for the school system by the State Board of Education receives widespread distribution to the local press or to other local channels of news and information.

A.    Policies

The following policies address the relationship between the school system and the community:

1.    Parental Involvement (policy 1310/4002);

2.    Public Records – Retention, Release and Disposition (policy 5070/7350);

3.    School Volunteers (policy 5015);

4.    Compliance with the Open Meetings Law (policy 2320);

5.    Registered Sex Offenders (policy 5022);

6.    Distribution and Display of Non-School Material (policy 5210);

7.    Community Use of Facilities (policy 5030); and

8.    Visitors to the Schools (policy 5020).

B.    School Administrators

School administrators shall:

1.    demonstrate a commitment to working with the community;

2.    identify appropriate opportunities for community input;

3.    encourage and foster public interest and participation in the schools and school program;

4.    communicate to the public the goals and objectives of the school system and the progress of the school system in meeting those goals and objectives;

5.    provide the public with school progress and performance reports as required by state and federal law; and

6.    urge and assist employees in their endeavors to represent the cause of the school system and public education generally in the community.

The board encourages the appropriate use of students in the promotion of good school-community relations; however, administrators shall not allow the misuse or overuse of students in such programs.

Legal References:
No Child Left Behind Act of 2001, 20 U.S.C. 6318; G.S. 115C-12(9)c3, -36, -47
Cross References:
Parental Involvement (policy 1310/4002), Compliance with the Open Meetings Law (policy 2320), School Volunteers (policy 5015), Visitors to the Schools (policy 5020), Registered Sex Offenders (policy 5022), Community Use of Facilities (policy 5030), Public Records – Retention, Release and Disposition (policy 5070/7350), Distribution and Display of Non-School Material (policy 5210)
Monday, 10 October 2011
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