A common issue constantly heard throughout the community is the lack of communication or engagement from not only the district but from school board members. As a community leader, I believe that an elected official should strive to be as engaged with their communities as possible. Too many times especially in the past year we have seen and heard many parents, students, and others mention issues about the lack of communication on vital issues from district leadership. Many community events or informational sessions are low attended or simply not known about especially in the outer areas of the district. As a school board member I will strive, just as I do now, to stay up to date with the happenings in the community and keep everyone informed of vital issues or decisions facing the school board about the district. I will also look to find ways to increase engagement within our district to ensure every student, parent, and community member is engaged with the happenings around the district.