1130 News Media Relations

The Board of Education invites and welcomes the active participation of all forms of mass media, print and electronic, in educating the public and improving education within the district and the wider community. The Board and Superintendent will make every reasonable effort to cooperate with the media by providing accurate information about district operations, to the extent permissible by statute and regulation.

The Board President is designated as the spokesperson for the Board when the Board is making a statement on an issue.

The Superintendent of Schools is designated as the spokesperson for the district.

All staff intending to release information to the media should first notify the Superintendent. The Superintendent of Schools shall establish all necessary procedures to govern day-to-day interactions between the schools and the news media.

The Board and the Superintendent agree that social media, and other online platforms for communication, can be beneficial mechanisms for sharing information with the community. All online postings will be treated with the same care and consideration as any other communication which the Superintendent or his/her designee generates on behalf of the district. Posting will adhere to the standards set in the Board’s “acceptable use of computers” policy.

If Board members choose to use similar online platforms on their own or if the member maintains a social networking presence, the Board member must ensure that it is clear that the postings do not represent the Board as a whole.

Cross-ref: 4526, Computer Use in Instruction 8630, Computer Resources and Data Management

Ref: Arts and Cultural Affairs Law §61.09

Adopted April 25, 1995
Revised and Adopted June 6, 2011
Reviewed and Adopted July 1, 2015
Revised and Adopted December 18, 2018

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