What makes a school great? I have read that: 1) Relationships do. Whether the focus is on students, or teachers or families or administrators or the greater community, relationships make a great school or school district a strong entity. 2) Communication does. To achieve greatness a school and a school district must have excellent communication among all constituents. 3) Values do. Whatever the values are for a particular school or district everyone involved the values need to be purposeful in its endeavors and have that work shaped by its values.
The Ogden City School District used to be run this way. It needs to get back to it and take care of all its constituents.