Community Engagement Committee
The Community Engagement Committee is a subcommittee of the North Santiam School District Board of Directors that consists of two board members and NSSD staff. The committee typically meets on the first Thursday of each month, unless scheduling conflicts arise. Meetings are held at 8 am (unless otherwise listed below in the Santiam Room at the District Office site located at 1155 N 3rd Avenue in Stayton.
The meeting calendar for the 2018-2019 calendar year is:
Date/Time/Location (if other than the District Office) Meeting Minutes
Friday, Sept 14, 2018 @ 9:00 am (note time/date change) 09.14.18 Meeting Minutes
Thursday, Oct 4, 2018 @ 8:00 am
Thursday, Nov 1, 2018 @ 8:00 am
Thursday, Dec 6, 2018 @ 8:00 am
Thursday, Jan 3, 2019 @ 8:00 am
Thursday, Feb 7, 2019 @ 8:00 am
March - TBA
April - TBA
May - TBA
June - TBA
The Board originally appointed the Community Engagement Committee to make recommendations on how the Board and District could better engage the community in schools. Community focus meetings were held to get input on priorities for the education of students in the North Santiam School District. Below is the culmination of their work to be used in shaping the District's goals.
COMMUNITY PRIORITY THEME STATEMENTS
1. The District educates students with a broad-based curriculum designed to educate the whole person; a curriculum that is K-12 aligned, equitable, consistent, and leads to success in the 21st Century.
2. The District clearly communicates its vision, mission, and goals and interacts in partnership with community members to effectively meet student needs, student academic progress and program goals, as well as its fiscal responsibilities.
3. The community values communication from schools within the District that promote parent and community involvement, programs, curriculum, and high expectations.
4. The District aggressively explores all community engagement opportunities, which includes reaching all community members, emphasizing personal contact.
5. The District continues to unify all schools within its boundaries, striving for consistent communication and implementation of all curriculum and program offerings.
6. The District’s schools are “community schools” with academic programs, co-curricular activities, and life-long learning opportunities that serve all its citizens.
7. The District prioritizes school facility improvements so that students will have the best technological access while providing a safe, functional, learning environment that is open to the public and supports extra-curricular activities and programs that make it the centerpiece of the community.
The CE Committee also assisted in the formation of the Long Range Facilities Master Plan (LRFMP) Committee in order for the community to be involved in the process of review and update of the long-range plan for the District. This LRFMP Committee met between October and April of 2011-12 and recommended a bond for the November 2012 ballot for nearly $23 million in order to improve district facilities and provide a safer environment for students. This bond passed due to the pre-bond work and support of the LRFMP Committee, the Community Engagement Committee, and the Political Action Committee.
The Community Engagement Committee continues to strive to provide effective communication to all members of the community about upcoming programs, bond activities, academic achievement and opportunities to engage with each school in the District in an effort providing the best facilities and learning environments".