What I need help with are ideas, suggestions and policies you have seen working in a school.
For example, the supply of a weekly newsletter from the school to be brought home to the parents. That's a cool idea. It keeps parents in the loop about the news related to the school.
Running a summer or Christmas fair to increase revenue into the school is another idea; this is for revenue streams.
So, revenue streams are ones I am interested to know about but also ideas LIKE the newsletter is another.
Here's another example. Rather than the children having to buy a school tracksuit for sports which would generally conisist of a black sports pants, a school could adopt a policy of supplying the school crest for sale where the parents could simply purchase an affordable sports pants from a cost effective store like WalMart and then purchase the crest in the school for a small fee and then sow it onto the pants. This way the school will make a small revenue stream and the parents save on uniform costs.
Hiring school books - parents often have to buy books for the curriculum. However some schools will rent books to parents for their children. This is another revenue stream and keeps costs down for parents.
So, if you could see what the school for your children does, or indeed ideas you may have, please let me know. I'm building a catalogue of ideas and want to offer solutions to small schools in my area that are suffering financially and want to do "my bit" for my local area - all voluntary and beneficial.
To recap - I want the ideas to be as unique as possible. Something that a lot of schools should be doing but arent doing. Even the most simplest things are often the best ideas! Personally I love the idea of supplying the school crest to parents. Going Green is big right now - perhaps the school could adopt a policy of "ride your bike to school" week.
I look forward to all your suggestions. In the spirit of things I will award points equally to those who participate.