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9555 Policy_Partnerships with Business

The Board of Education is well aware of the role that education will play in increasing the nation's productivity and
future well-being. To ensure success requires the combining of talent and resources within the region between
business and education. It also recognizes that schools of the District need to operate as an integral part of the
economic community if students are to receive the type of education and training they will need to function
effectively in the twenty-first century.
The Board will seek to establish not only partnerships between the District and individual companies but also, if
possible, consortia involving several companies and/or school districts. The purpose will be to seek opportunities
for students and staff to share in new strategies and technologies being created in the business world and offer,
in exchange, the knowledge and skill of District personnel in creating more effective continuing education for
employees and members of the community. Properly planned and implemented, such partnerships or consortia
could have significant impact on the nature and content of the curriculum as well as on the manner in which
students are taught to learn.
The Superintendent is authorized to actively seek such partnerships.
Approved/Adopted:  July 13, 2009
Sharon Weinstock,
Aug 9, 2011, 1:38 PM