Community Engagement

Building Value in Public Educationengagement

Do you see education as a fundamental value in our society?  Do you believe it takes a whole village to raise a child? Unless you answered a resounding “yes” to both questions, our Board has a lot of work to do!

Since 2008, RVS has fostered citizen involvement through the implementation of a Community Engagement Model, based on the International Association for Public Participation’s (IAP2) Spectrum of Public Participation. This model, as illustrated below, has guided our jurisdiction in its interactions with our communities - whether the purpose was to inform (Level 1), consult (Level 2), involve (Level 3), collaborate (Level 4), or empower (Level 5). In example, the Board would consider the tabling and distribution of our Annual Education Results Report as a Level 1 initiative, as the report serves to inform the community on the success of our system. At the other end of the spectrum, we employ a Level 4 community engagement process to roll forward our Four Year Plan, as we strongly believe the goals, priorities, and direction of our system need to reflect the hopes and desires of our entire community.

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