The Challenges for a Rural School Board

Ken Acton, Executive in Residence, Johnson Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy
Ben Grebinski, Executive Director, LEADS SASKATCHEWAN

PROGRAM SUMMARY: During this facilitated discussion, Ken will discuss some of the unique challenges of rural education (such as declining enrolments or rapid growth, transportation issues, etc.) and then help the participants think through what the role of the school board is in addressing those challenges.  Our facilitator will ensure that he weaves in good governance practices, such as “clarity of purpose” and “the need for congruency with key partners” when discussing board roles.  Finally, Ken will discuss with participants how a board can be strategic in engaging the community on solutions.

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