The school‑community relations program is a responsibility of both the Board of Education and the total school staff. Within the bounds of legal and ethical responsibilities to pupils, the school district will attempt to keep the community well informed about the operations and needs of the school district. The school district recognizes the necessity of involving citizens in the work of the schools and of two-way communications with the schools' internal and external publics.


The board will work closely with school district-community groups, including, but not limited to, the booster club and parent-teacher organizations. The Board expects all district staff to demonstrate commitment to the involvement of parents and community members in education.


Prior to any purchase of, or fund raising for, goods or services for the school district, the group shall confer with the superintendent or designee to assist the group in purchasing goods or services to meet the school district's needs.


Funds raised by these groups for the school district may be kept as part of the accounts of the school district.


It shall be the responsibility of the building principal to be the liaison with the school district-community groups affiliated with the building principal's attendance center.



















Policy                                                                           COLUMBUS PUBLIC SCHOOLS

Adopted:  2/12/07                                                        Columbus, Nebraska