Community Schools@100%: Innovation 5
Generating Public Awareness
The projects presented in the ten innovations areas are all designed to address barriers to vital services. Action teams should review all projects and prioritize those that have the best chance of addressing the barriers identified in the 100% New Mexico countywide survey. Your collaborative and result-focused local work is nothing less than heroic.
Project: Community Schools.5.1
Project 1: The “plain language for existing websites” project
In some city, county and school systems, thoughtful professionals spend a great deal of time and effort trying to design perfect websites, with intuitive time listings of student and parent support services offerings, easy-to-read maps to get you to such services and other features making it much easier to figure out how to sign up for school-based support programs. Also, do community schools clearly explain the services and benefits they offer students and their parents? Your mission is to figure out whether your school districts are taking this opportunity to simply and efficiently explain on their websites what supports are offered, offer downloadable and printable brochures and schedules in all relevant languages, or present information through an app.