Schools are successful where there is high community involvement. Flourishing schools and school districts are the benefactors of engaged parents, business owners and community leaders. This recipe for success is confirmed in the Mini Cassia Area, time and again. There is no question that schools use household and business funds to supplement many academic and athletic programs, along with providing actual building needs from playground equipment to new school signs and in particularly lean years, paper. Businesses are hit on numerous occasions to support rodeo clubs, cheerleaders and choir groups. Support comes in other forms such as, PTO carnivals and Booster Club fan nights, parents who read in classrooms and chaperoned trips. Added to this, we see voter passage of local bonds and levies.
Partnering with others in the community is a main component for a successful educational landscape and the appreciation from schools back to the community is immense. Gathering information about community trends and working with others to help students and families
progress has been a goal and challenge for Cassia schools for the past couple of years. Once a month patrons of the community are invited to attend a community outreach session where current topics are discussed. Subjects deal with technology in the home, current educational practices and district improvement plans. Committees that make recommendations about district calendars, classroom curriculum and the hiring of new administrators and teachers all include community member input and opinions. In nearly every major decision making setting, schools include and value the input of parents and community leaders.
The relationship with the Mini Cassia Chamber of commerce provided valuable information regarding commercial growth during the bond process. Listening to the needs of local businesses is helping the Cassia Regional Technical Center develop programs that will provide student