Community Linkage Events

In March of 2022 the Board of Education developed and approved a Community Linkages Plan designed to promote and increase shared conversations between Board Members and community stakeholders.

Purpose of Community Linkages

  • Strengthen our schools and increase student opportunities and achievement
  • Foster gathering diverse opinions from a wide variety of stakeholders to inform Board decisions
  • Understand the full impact of Board decisions on stakeholders
  • Gather quantitative and qualitative data by engaging with stakeholders
  • Foster communications between the Board and stakeholders

Goals and Expectations
The Community Linkages Plan, as part of Coherent Governance, seeks to address how the Board:

  • Consistently and deliberately engages with community stakeholders on topics of concern and interest.
  • Proactively engages with the community on an ongoing and planned basis to understand expectations and concerns. Ensures stakeholders’ viewpoints are obtained in a timely manner and are valued and respected.
  • Strives to gather broad, diverse opinions from a variety of stakeholders to inform Board decision making.
  • Provides opportunities for the Board to communicate their collective vision for the district and provide for the rationale of decisions and policies. Assists in understanding the impact of the Board’s decisions on stakeholders.
  • Builds trust between the Board and the community through consistent and meaningful engagement.

Community Cafés
Community Cafés are an informal way of gathering Board Members and community members to share thoughts, ideas, and questions about AASD policies. Community Cafés are open to all community members, however, due to capacity, attendance may be limited to 40 attendees at each event.

AASD Community Linkages Committee
Edward Ruffolo (Chair)
Kris Sauter
Nick Ross

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Watch this space for upcoming Community Cafe events.

Community Linkages Committee Meeting
Friday, November 3, 2023, at 7:30 AM
AASD Welcome Center
2701 N Oneida St, Suite C3
Appleton, WI 54911

Board of Education Committee Meetings are not broadcast via live stream but are open to the public unless otherwise noticed.

Linkages Committee Meeting
Tuesday, June 6, 2023 at 7:30AM
AASD Welcome Center

Linkages Committee Meeting
Friday, March 24, 2023 at 7:30 AM
AASD Welcome Center

Linkages Committee Meeting 
Tuesday, February 7 at 7:30 a.m.
AASD Welcome Center

Community Café Event
Wednesday, December 7
8:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
AASD Welcome Center 

Community Café Event
Thursday, November 10
6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Appleton East Library

Community Linkages Committee Meeting
Thursday, November 3
5:00 - 6:00 p.m.

Community Linkages Committee Meeting
Thursday, September 22
4:30 - 5:30 p.m.