Presentation on theme: "Los Gatos Union School District Communication Plan Review existing reports & publications Consider new technology Develop key messages Implement new communication."— Presentation transcript:
Los Gatos Union School District Communication Plan Review existing reports & publications Consider new technology Develop key messages Implement new communication plan for 2008/09
Existing Reports and Publications SARCs for each school (mandate) Bond Oversight Business Advisory Committee Oversight Report Card Continuous Improvement Reports E2 updates Occasional web-based or email letter
Consider New Technology Goals for coming year: maximize use of web site and email to drive district wide communication with parents and Los Gatos community Coalesce the various print pieces into one or two mailings per year – State of the District approach Use email and hot links to replace technical or detailed print communication – email program should drive readers to website
Develop Key Messages Basic facts to remind broader community: 5 schools, 2800+ students, distinguish K-8 district from HS district District successes in teaching and learning Strong co-curricular programming in music, arts, character education Continued growth in enrollment reflects the academic strengths and positive school climates in the district Financial stability over time and new processes to protect the districts resources into the future
Implementing a new communication plan Decisions: Frequency of print contact with parents, broader community Use of email/web for accountability documents Email infrastructure: use in house system or consider commercial provider to add functionality Start up phase for new plan – work in-house or use external support? Process to develop detail for key messages Strategic planning connections Branding the district – logo?