ops2 300OWENSBORO, Ky. (7/11/13) – New committees that improve the lines of communication within departments and schools across the district and a stronger emphasis on the use of social media to alert the public about things happening in the Owensboro Public School District were the main topics of a special called OPS board meeting held today.

OPS Superintendent Nick Brake, who started the job this month, outlined his plans for the coming school year.

"Culture and Communication is probably my number one objective in my first 100 days out of the gate here in the district," Brake told the board today. "I'm at the point where I am meeting with groups of people and really listening and gathering information."

During the meeting, Brake informed the board of his plans to form a "Super Council" comprised of representatives from each of the Site Based Decision Making Councils. Additionally, Brake announced four new advisory committees in the school district, citing the need for a PTO Leadership Committee, Teachers' Advisory Council, Classified Staff Advisory Counsel, and a committee of Middle to High School aged students to keep lines of communication open in the school district.

"It's important to hear the students' voice," said Brake. "It is a good way to build a common culture and to have a conclusive and collaborative approach to the way we do business in the Owensboro Public School District."

Another objective Brake brought to the board is the district's new focus on the use of social media.

"Most school districts out there are using site like Twitter and Facebook," said Brake. "I've had a lot of parents tell me that's where they find out if we have a snow day, and so we are getting a group together to decide how we do this."

Brake admits that social media can be a slippery slope, as negative instances could potentially happen, but he said, "Generally, I think that this is an area where we have to have a much larger imprint than we have now."

Alex Reid
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