The Annapolis Valley Regional School Board’s inaugural report to the community was created to provide information about what the school board has been doing and how it plans to move ahead into the future.
The report, released Sept. 4, focuses on the board’s three priorities: supporting student achievement and success, safe and healthy schools and race relations, cross cultural understanding and human rights. It also provides a break down of the board’s financials in a more user-friendly format.
Margo Tait, AVRSB superintendent, identified the report as “part of our communications plan to share information with the broader community and our partners,” adding its purpose “is to explain our goals and priorities, to highlight what's happening in schools, and to demonstrate how we allocate funds."
The report has been shared with school board partners who include the media and departments of education, health and community services and justice. Copies have been made available in school offices and to home and school groups. The report can also be viewed on the school board’s website.
Communications spokesperson Kristen Loyst said the decision not to send a copy home with each student reflects the board’s priority to find cost effective solutions for communicating with its communities of interest.
She said she hopes the report will “open up conversations” and generate feedback and questions from parent and home and school groups.
To view the report, click here.