SURVEY: Improving School Communication
I’m working with a couple other neighborhood parents to gather input about school communication. Clearly some schools do it better than others and we want to get some ideas on the best things schools are practicing, along with some of the blatant screw-ups (certainly more fun to rant about.) The hope is to give feedback to our school/s with some ideas for facilitating communication. And to find ways that WE can help THEM give us more of what we need. Short of web-cams in all classrooms and hourly text messages, there are ways to build the bridge between the admin/teachers and parents. Can you help us by sharing your experiences?
Think about your interactions with the administration – i.e. the office staff and secretaries, teachers, principal and assistant principal, the lunchroom staff, janitors, the nurse, social worker, etc.
Think about the steps involved – what it’s like when you call or visit the office, inquire about something or set up an appointment… maybe you need to pick up your child early one day or for an emergency, or you simply have a question about an event coming up. Any and all instances of contact are fair game!
We’d love input on the following 3 questions…
1 – Think about a great experience in communicating with your child’s school administration… what was the situation/which people were involved/how did it play out?
2 – Think about a poor and/or frustrating experience in communicating with the administration. Again, describe the situation, people and outcome.
3 – Finally, what are your thoughts on how to make communication with the administration/teachers effective and helpful for this coming school year? What might you or the school do differently?
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