Board of Education Information
Community Engagement & Outreach Committee

Committee Charge
BE IT RESOLVED THAT, pursuant to Policy 0155, for the Academic Year 2016-2017, the Board of Education charges the Community Engagement And Outreach Committee of the South Orange-Maplewood Board of Education to facilitate the review, revision, and monitoring of the District goals related to communications; formulate and present to the full Board strategies for Board engagement of the South Orange-Maplewood community; ensure that objective information is presented to the Board and public in effective ways.

1)    Review and revision of District goals related to District communications

2)    Monitoring of the District’s achievement of District communication goals, particularly:

a)     Response to safety crises and other challenges

b)     Quality of district communication/interaction with parents, students, staff, community, and town officials

c)      Utilizing a variety of vehicles to convey information, understand sentiment and monitor issues

d)     Develop and administer process and methods for consistent messaging

3)    Review and revision of the Committee’s goals related to communications, and

4)    Achievement of the Board’s own communication goals, including:

a)     Organization of public meetings for more effective communication and conduct of business

b)     Communication of Board actions to staff, parents, students, and community

c)    Outreach to community


To this end, the Committee will, with the support of the Superintendent:

  • Present to the Board for consideration potential revisions to District and Board goals related to District and Board communications with parents, students, staff and community members
  • Ensure that objective information is presented to the Board to enable the Board to monitor the District’s achievement of District’s communications goals
  • Present to the Board for consideration potential strategies for the Board to achieve its communication goals
  • Provide leadership on the Board to ensure that the Board’s own communications goals are achieved


Approved:  February 27, 2017

Committee Members:
Ms. Madhu Pai, Chair
Ms. Susie Adamson
Mr. Christopher Sabin
Ms. Johanna Wright
Ms. Suzanne Turner
Mr. Paul Roth 
Last Modified on June 7, 2017
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