1105: News Media1105: News Media unanimous Thu, 02/28/2019 - 14:20
The Superintendent or designee will maintain a professional working relationship with the news media for the purpose of disseminating accurate information about policies, programs, procedures, achievements, decisions and critical issues of the school district. Information, which may be disclosed to the news media, will be provided only after considering the best interests of the District’s students and staff together with the applicable state and federal laws.
RRS 84-712, 84-712.01, 84-1408
1105.1: Schools, Departments, School-related groups1105.1: Schools, Departments, School-related groups rdkleeman Wed, 05/15/2019 - 12:37
All information shall be released through the Office of the Superintendent except for information about extracurricular clubs, activities and athletics and school-related groups.
All media inquiries and requests should be directed to the District communications office. The District communications department shall be informed when media are on site except when attending public athletic or student events after normal school day hours.
Building staff and District personnel shall not disclose or provide any information regarding the District, its staff, students, programs, policies, events or activities to the news media without the prior approval of the building principal. The building principal, prior to approving any request for the disclosure of information or response to any inquiry about the District, its staff, students, programs, events or activities, shall advise the Superintendent or designee of such request for the disclosure of information or inquiry. Upon approval by the Superintendent or designee, the disclosure of all such information shall be coordinated and released by the Superintendent or designee.
All reasonable efforts shall be taken to prevent unnecessary intrusions on the students and staff to minimize any disruption to the orderly operation of the school building and education process. A representative of the District communications department or the building principal shall supervise all visits from the news media made in the school building during normal school day hours.
School-Related Groups - As a matter of clarity, it is understood that school-related groups such as professional teacher organizations and parent-teacher organizations shall arrange for their own information releases.
1105.2: Coverage of Board Meetings1105.2: Coverage of Board Meetings holly Wed, 06/26/2019 - 12:12
Representatives of the news media are invited to attend meetings of the Board.
1. The agenda and explanatory packet materials for each regular Board meeting will be posted on the district web site.
2. News media representatives and other members of the public are allowed to videotape, televise, photograph or broadcast all or any part of regular board meetings. However, such activities must be conducted in a manner that does not disrupt the meetings. Cameras, microphones, and other equipment must not hinder the board in transacting its business.
3. Questions from reporters directed to the Board or to the Board members will not be allowed while the meeting is in progress, except during the time designated for Public Comments. Board members or their representatives will be available after the meeting to respond to questions and clarify actions taken.
84-1408; 84-1409; 84-1411