Overview of the Program
The goal of the group is to increase two-way communication between the district and the community. The group works to identify areas that need further clarification leading to a common understanding of issues, policies and actions of the district.
The program is designed to improve two-way communication with our community. Communications Council members gather information from the community at-large regarding their perceptions, questions and/or opinions. Equally important, they help spread information back to the community creating a partnership with UCFSD.
People talking to people. Even with all of the electronic channels of communication we have today, word of mouth is still king. The communications council is set up as a personal two-way communication channel between the school district and its stakeholders. It's about people, access, and communication.
During the 2019-2020 school year, the district will host three Communications Council meetings. These meetings will have an agenda based on important topics in the district and will include short presentations on those topics. The agenda will also include time for attendees to ask questions as well as share information with administrators.
The Communications Council meetings for the 2019-2020 school year are listed below.
October 1, 2019 - 1 - 3PM
January 29, 2020 - 1 - 3PM
April 15, 2020 - 1 - 3PM
Meetings are held at the district office in the large conference room (DO-14).
Who Can Join the Communications Council?
We think anyone who lives, works, or shops within our community can be a member of the Communications Council. We are always looking for opinion leaders among the various stakeholder groups. We have an open invitation to the community to come join us.
Why Have a Communications Council?
The concept of the Communications Council is considered one of the best ways to create open information sharing within our community. Not all issues can be easily understood from emails, social posts and the like. Not all issues are easy to understand without an understanding of nuance and background. The network provides a vehicle where we make the extra effort to get together in person to explain issues and engage in conversation. The goal of the program is to keep our community members informed about what’s going on in the district. We are accountable as educators and stewards of the community's tax dollar. We want to know what are the community concerns, and incorporate that into all decisions.
Members of the Communications Council...
- will attend three meetings a year.
- will receive e-mails from the district with timely information on important matters.
- will share information about district issues informally with their friends and colleagues in the course of their regular day. They disseminate accurate information about the district, correct misinformation, and hear what the community has to say about the district.
- agree to contact the district when they hear positive or negative feedback, rumors, questions, and ideas from people in the community. The district can then move quickly to address these issues.
How Can I Join the Communications Council?
It's simple! Fill out this form with your email and role in the community or send an e-mail to Megan DeVecchis, communications assistant, at firstname.lastname@example.org and ask to be added to our Communications Council e-mail list.
If you have any questions, please contact Christa Fazio, communications coordinator, at email@example.com or extension 3325.