South Washington County Schools

School Communicators Committee


The School Communicators Committee will provide a means for two-way communication between the School Board and building/parent representatives. The committee is an advisory committee to the School Board.

Composition of the Committee:

Representatives from each of the buildings, the School Board, Early Childhood Family Education, Senior Citizens, Community Education, Superintendent or designee and District Communications.

Meeting attendance is important and members should notify the School Communicators facilitator – Shelly Schafer – if unable to attend.

Committee Responsibilities: 

  • Provide a means of two-way communication between the School Board, buildings and programs.
  • Assist the School Board in developing and implementing methods to improve building and community input into major School Board/district decisions.
  • Provide recommendations for communications, community input and involvement in the educational process of District 833.
  • New to the committee will be some development/review of work being considered in the Effective Partnership Strategic Objective Area. 

2018-19 Meetings for School Communicators:

Meetings are held on the first Wednesday of each month, between 9:30 and 11 a.m., during the school year. 

Meetings to be held at District Program Center (8400 East Point Douglas Rd. S. in Cottage Grove) 

  • September 5 
  • October 3 
  • November 7 
  • November 29, 6:30pm in the DSC board room (This is a presentation of the World’s Best Workforce that is given every year.  All advisory groups were asked to invite their members to this meeting, in lieu of the monthly meeting in closest proximity to this meeting.)

Meetings to be held at District Service Center (7362 East Point Douglas Rd. S. in Cottage Grove)

  • February 6
  • February 27 (Capitol visit) 
  • April 3 
  • May 1 
  • June 5 

Contact Shelly Schafer, Director of Communications and Public Relations, with any questions or if you are interested in serving on the committee.