The School Committees endorse the concept that community participation in the affairs of the schools is essential if the school system and the community are to maintain mutual confidence and respect and to work together to improve the quality of education for students. They therefore intend to exert every effort to identify the desires of the community and to be responsive, through its actions, to those desires.
All citizens will be encouraged to express ideas, concerns, and judgements about the schools to the school administration, to the staff,to any appointed advisory bodies, and to the Committee.
Residents will be encouraged to assume an active role in school affairs. From time to time these people may be invited by the Committee to act as advisers either individually or in groups.
The Committees and the staff will consider the advice they receive from individuals and community groups interested in the schools,particularly from those individuals and groups they have invited to advise them regarding specific problems. The Committees and staff will use their best judgment in arriving at decisions.
Region Voted to Approve: 11/30/83
Amherst Voted to Approve: 1/4/83
Pelham Voted to Approve: 1/11/83
Effective Date: 11/30/83