Communication, communication, communication

Posted: September 2, 2010 in Platform


How well it is managed by a School Board Trustee (or any other person in public office) will go a long way in determining whether or not he or she is effective in informing the community about the issues at the Board level or informing the Board about what concerns the constituency at the community level.

All of my life I have believed in the value of effective communication and I have been pretty good at practicing what I preach.

In order to carry out the role of Trustee in the best way possible, I will speak to each of the Parent Councils about their own local concerns. And I will do as soon as practicable after my election.

Following this, I will invite the Chairpersons of each of the Parent Councils to join with me in a Trustee Advisory Group that will guide me in my decisions over the next 4 years. We will meet at least quarterly to chart out responses to pressing issues.

The second main thrust of my plan to improve communications between the Trustee and the Community will be to reach out to my constituents through social media like this website, my Facebook site and Twitter. I am not one who thinks that all communication problems can be solved digitally – but it does help, especially with younger members of our communities.

I think these measures will help improve the communication between the school communities in Alta Vista and Rideau-Rockcliffe and the OCDSB. And this will make me a more effective Trustee.

Next – how I plan on improving the lines of communication between the Board as a whole and the educational constituency it serves.

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