1100: Communication with the Public

1100: Communication with the Public unanimous Thu, 02/28/2019 - 14:15

The District shall communicate effectively, both internally and externally, in order to implement the Strategic Plan, operate the schools, and maintain high levels of community support. The public relations program of the Millard Public Schools shall involve the Board of Education and all school personnel.

Through a comprehensive two-way communications process, the district and schools shall understand the needs of the community and the public shall be fully and promptly informed of plans, activities, and needs of the school system.

Date of Adoption
February 17, 1975
Date of Revision
October 15, 2001
Date of Last Review
January 19, 2015

1100.1: Community Relations

1100.1: Community Relations unanimous Thu, 02/28/2019 - 14:16

The District will inform the staff and the public on matters of district­wide significance, through District sponsored mediums of communications as well as through the news media. The Superintendent or designee will serve as a resource in the development and implementation of the public relations program of each school in the District. District publications (including newsletters, newspapers, pamphlets, brochures and other similar print materials and electronic mediums) shall contain the District logo on the front page or back cover. Promotional materials such as bumper stickers and banners shall contain the District logo. The names of members of the Millard Board of Education shall be listed in the District calendar, annual report, and newsletters

1100.2: Building Level Program

1100.2: Building Level Program unanimous Thu, 02/28/2019 - 14:17

To increase the knowledge of the community about its schools and the schools about its community, each school shall plan and execute a comprehensive, two­-way communications program as part of the site planning process. While the responsibility for the program lies with the principal, each member of the staff and community members on the school improvement team should be involved in developing and carrying out the activities of the public relations program. The program shall be evaluated annually.

School publications (including yearbooks, newsletters, newspapers, bulletins, handbooks, pamphlets, homework folders, agendas, brochures, directories and other similar print materials and electronic mediums) shall contain the District logo on the front page or back cover.

Promotional materials such as bumper stickers and banners also shall contain the District logo.

The names of members of the Millard Board of Education shall be listed in school handbooks, yearbooks and directories.

1100.3: Communication with Internal Publics

1100.3: Communication with Internal Publics unanimous Thu, 02/28/2019 - 14:18

The Superintendent or designee is responsible for a comprehensive, two­way communications program involving all employees.

District­ sponsored mediums of communications will be used to increase employees’ understanding of, and support for, district policies and programs, and to promote a free exchange of ideas.

Employees shall recognize their roles in the District’s public relations program as sources of information to external publics.

Employees who create district or school sponsored publications (including handbooks, yearbooks, newsletters, newspapers, bulletins, pamphlets, homework folders, agendas, brochures, directories and other similar print materials and electronic mediums) shall ensure that the District logo appears on the front page or back cover.

Promotional materials such as bumper stickers and banners shall contain the District logo.

The names of members of the Millard Board of Education shall be listed in publications as specified in rules 1100.1 and 1100.2.

1100.4: Notice of Non-Discrimination

1100.4: Notice of Non-Discrimination unanimous Thu, 02/28/2019 - 14:19

Annual public notification of the Notice of Non-Discrimination shall be made through placement in student handbooks, board policies, newsletters, bulletins, job applications, course offering handbooks, postings, websites, and in other communications required for Title IX, Title VI, and Section 504. 

The Notice of Non-Discrimination shall read as follows: 

The Millard School District does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, marital status, disability, age, or on any other basis prohibited by federal, state, or local laws in admission or access to or access to or treatment of employment, in its programs and activities. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the discrimination and harassment policies: Associate Superintendent of Human Resources, 5606 South 147 Street, Omaha, NE 68137 (402) 715-8200. The Associate Superintendent of Human Resources may delegate this responsibility as needed. Complaints by school personnel or job applicants regarding unlawful discrimination or unlawful harassment (including sexual harassment) shall follow the procedures of District Rule 4001.2. Complaints by students or parents regarding unlawful discrimination or unlawful harassment (including sexual harassment) shall follow the procedures of District Rule 5010.2.