VII-02: Relations with Community Organizations
North Sanpete School District
Board Policy with Guidelines
|Policy Number: VII-2
Effective Date: 12/16/1982
Subject: Relations with Community Organizations
The Board of Education recognizes that the community service responsibilities of a school district rightfully extend beyond provision of basic academic instruction to youth. It is aware that such responsibilities sometimes entail cooperation with governmental and private agencies in offering types of services for which schools are especially qualified or equipped. Such services may include, but are not limited to, United Fund solicitations, disease immunizations, health and safety screening programs, thrift and savings campaigns and parent teacher organizations.
- The administration is directed to evaluate carefully each request for the school district to facilitate or support externally sponsored public services. It should approve only those in which community interest is favorably balanced against the time and personnel resources which the school district directs to such facilitation or support. All approved community services should be implemented in a manner which will minimize diversion from the district's primary instructional mission.
- The PTA has long been among the strongest supporters of public education. In fact, the PTA playing an involved and active role is vital to the success of any school organization. Principals, teachers, and all other staff members shall seek to strengthen and support the Parent Teachers Association by cooperating in any way possible to provide assistance, materials, facilities or other aid to assist the PTA in helping the schools.
- Each school should make a systematic effort to identify community groups and organizations which are interested in schools and have resources that would enhance the learning program. Plans should be made to cooperate with and to involve such groups in the school program.