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BP 1700

Community Relations

Relations Between Private Industry And The Schools

The Governing Board recognizes that private industry and the schools have a mutual interest in maximizing student achievement in order to prepare students to be productive citizens and contribute to the economic health of the community. The Board shall encourage local business involvement in efforts that support the core mission and goals of the district and promote the academic, social, and physical well-being of students.

The Board and the Superintendent or designee shall develop strategies to initiate business partnerships and shall communicate with business partners about county needs and priorities. The Superintendent or designee may assign staff to coordinate community/business outreach efforts on behalf of the county and work to ensure equitable distribution of business involvement across all county schools.

Businesses and industry and/or their representatives may support county schools and programs by:

  1. Volunteering in the classroom or school, providing special instructional programs or assemblies, and serving as tutors or mentors for individual students


  1. Donating funds, products, instructional materials, or services that serve an educational purpose


  1. Purchasing advertisements in school-sponsored publications or on school property in accordance with law and Board policy


  1. Serving on advisory committees in order to provide business expertise or perspectives


  1. Working with district staff to ensure the relevance and rigor of the district’s career technical education program and providing work opportunities for students enrolled in these programs


  1. Engaging in other activities approved by the Superintendent or designee that are designed to increase student learning or support school operations


The Board urges employers to further support the schools by recognizing their        employees’ needs as parents/guardians, accommodating their needs for child care, and    supporting their involvement with their children’s schools.


The Superintendent or designee may publicly acknowledge the support of a business partner in county communications and/or by allowing the use of the business name or logo on donated products or materials, but shall not unduly promote or endorse any commercial activity or products. He/she also may recommend Board commendation to those individuals and/or businesses that have made extraordinary contributions to the district.



Legal Reference:


8070  Career technical education advisory committee

35160  Authority of governing boards

35160.1  Broad authority of school districts

41030-41037  Gifts and bequests

51760-51769.5  Work experience education

52300-52499.66  Career technical education


2301-2414  Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act of 2006, especially:

2354  Local plan for career technical education, business involvement



Policy Adopted: 5-11-17