Molalla River School District uses online engagement to unite ‘a Community of Communities’
We might hear parents asking questions like this: Does the school across town offer more extracurricular options? Do they have higher graduation rates? How does our school compare and is the district offering our kids the best education possible?
Rural communities are often many miles apart developing diverse cultures as a result. This can make it hard to interact and develop relationships with others in the community and make it harder still to develop a unified purpose or vision. This dynamic is especially challenging in education when several distinct communities fall under one rural public school district. Because of this disconnection, it’s understandable that parents are passionate about their local school but may not feel connected to the larger district.
"If we weren’t using Thoughtexchange to listen and learn from our stakeholders, we would not have heard them."TONY MANN, SUPERINTENDENT