Parent Supports@100%: Innovation 4
The projects presented in the ten innovations areas are all designed to address barriers to vital services. Action teams should review all projects and prioritize those that have the best chance of addressing the barriers identified in the 100% New Mexico countywide survey. Your collaborative and result-focused local work is nothing less than heroic.
Project: Parent Supports.4.1
Project 1: The “plain language for existing websites” project
In some city and county systems, thoughtful professionals spend a great deal of time and effort trying to design perfect websites, with intuitive listings of parent support offerings, easy-to-read maps to locate such service and other features to facilitate signing up for parent support. Your mission is to figure out whether your county and city websites — or parent support programs — are taking this opportunity to simply and efficiently explain on a website accessible parent supports, downloadable and printable brochures and schedules in all relevant languages, or present information through an app. A gentle warning: This is not an easy or inexpensive undertaking, and will likely involve a lot of other people and departments. Consider starting small with the website by posting an informational PDF on an existing site.