If you or someone you know has connections in the community business, ask them to support or adopt your child's school. That brings us to tip #76.
Tip #76: Get community and business leaders to become partners with your child's school.
Businesses can send mentors, supplies, technical support, and monetary support. It is tax deductible to contribute to most educational institutions. Make sure you school stays in contact with your local congressmen and government representatives and let them know the needs of the school. Your school board representative should also be familar with the needs and accomplishment of the school. All of this is important because the community needs to know the wonderful things going on at your school.
Questions to ask and things to do:
1. If you are having a special event, invite the superientendent, school board members, and any other local businesses to participate and enjoy the event.
2. If there are needs at the school, go to local businesses, civic groups, places of worship, and let them know your needs.
3. Get a group of parents and students that are interested in approaching community partners and let them work toward getting them involved with the schools yearly goals.
4. Let the children lead out in approaching local businesses and community leaders because it is very hard for most people to say "no" to children. Make sure they are well prepared for the meeting and can speak intelligenily about the school's request for partnership or assistance.