Community Engagement Committee


Like many neighboring communities, our school district is facing significant challenges such as declining student enrollment and aging facilities.  We need to figure out, together, how to address these challenges and give our kids the education they deserve.


A group of school board members and community volunteers is sponsoring a series of interactive, professionally facilitated conversations this fall.  There will be one in each of the Five Towns in our district, followed by two district-wide conversations. Your voice is important! Please join us and share your input and ideas, which will help inform district leaders as they make decisions about the future of education in our community.







Additional Information


The fall conversations are built around themes that were expressed by community members in a series of in-person interviews and a survey.  Here is a summary of those responses.


In addition to the fall conversation series, in response to feedback about the need to improve communication between the school board and community members, the MAUSD Board voted at their September 2019 meeting to adopt this Communications Structure and Process.


This community engagement work undertaken by the MAUSD Board began in the Fall of 2018, as the newly unified board recognized the importance of providing opportunities for information sharing as well as input gathering between the school board and the Five Town communities.  A community engagement committee was formed, with this charge.


The MAUSD Board established a relationship with a professional consultant, Sue McCormack of Creative Discourse, in the Fall of 2018 and hosted our first engagement event, a budget forum on October 22.  Here is a summary of that event.


The proposal that the work of the fall community conversations is built upon can be found here and was adopted by the MAUSD Board in December, 2018.


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