Take a gander our our Nation’s Open Government Directive from 2009.
“The three principles of transparency, participation, and collaboration form the cornerstone of an open government. Transparency promotes accountability by providing the public with information about what the Government is doing. Participation allows members of the public to contribute ideas and expertise so that their government can make policies with the benefit of information that is widely dispersed in society. Collaboration improves the effectiveness of Government by encouraging partnerships and cooperation within the Federal Government, across levels of government, and between the Government and private institutions.”
The entire document is a long read (and I have not read it word for word, yet), but lays out the framework and some reasonable action steps.
I came across the above while looking for “We the People“.
Oh, why am I making a post about government in an education blog? This is more relevant for the Board and the Administration, and how communication happens.