School districts need strong community support to deliver quality education. That support hinges on community members being informed about and engaged in the activities of schools and students on a continuous basis.
The Communications and Community Relations Department helps facilitate community engagement by providing information about the Sarasota County School District, the School Board of Sarasota County and individual schools directly to the community, creating opportunities for community members to advise the district on its effectiveness.
The Communications Department staff works with community organizations, the business community and government agencies to strengthen communications and understanding of their respective contributions to the quality of life in the community. The department organizes periodic digital and in-person Town Hall Meetings in which School Board members, the superintendent and other senior district staff members respond to questions directly from parents and other constituents about district issues and concerns about their students.
The Communications and Community Relations Department also supports the superintendent’s community relations efforts through a variety of advisory committees.