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ERIC Number: ED154525
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Apr-2
Pages: 13
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Reaching All Citizens, Not Just Parents.
Marx, Gary
This paper discusses the importance of generating more support for the public schools among nonparent taxpayers and offers numerous suggestions for communicating with nonparents and involving them in the schools. The author points out that only 26 percent of all homes have school-age children and argues that, although many schools do a good job of maintaining positive contacts with parents, nonparent taxpayers have very little personal contact with the schools. He then outlines several steps school officials can take to provide positive experiences for all citizens: identifying and making use of key communicators (such as doctors, barbers, realtors, and school employees) who have regular contact with large numbers of nonparents; dividing the school district into small areas served by block workers, who can serve as communication links between the schools and all residents; involving nonparents in parent advisory groups and other school-related organizations; and distributing various school publications to all area residents several times a year. (JG)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the National School Boards Association (38th, Anaheim, California, April 1-4, 1978)