• Dear Alvord Families,

    Conventional wisdom in leadership circles point to preparation as the cornerstone of crisis management. Few would argue that it's critical to have a plan to avoid missteps, particularly early on in the crisis management process. In fact, a crisis plan is a requirement, for that reason, and it's part of a district's overall safekeeping plans, the pandemic plan among them. But conventional wisdom has shifted and considers the quality and character of leadership as equally important. The combination of a comprehensive plan and the reinforcing influence of authentic leadership is generally regarded as the gold standard for crisis management.

    At the foundation of authentic leadership is communication. During a crisis, communication takes center stage, and at the center of communication, is transparency. The stakes have never been higher given the threat of this deadly virus. Our promise to our students and their families, and our employees, is to ensure information is current and accurate and is two-way, as well. 

    On behalf of the Board of Education, I will continue to communicate weekly, or more often when necessary, with our entire school community. Our entire leadership team, including district and site leaders, have a strong external conscience and will continue to utilize a diverse set of communication tools to ensure we remain on the same page with those whom we serve.

    To stay current, please visit the reopening schools FAQ section here and read the Alvord Round-Up newsletter and my weekly message here.

    If you have any questions or comments, please Email Dr. Mucerino here and let me know what’s on your mind.

    In partnership. Thank you.

    Allan Mucerino