KDA – Public Information Program

The School Board will do its best to keep the people informed of the affairs of the district. To achieve its goals for good school-community relations and maintenance of open two-way channels of communication with public, the Board authorizes the Superintendent to:

1. Prepare or guide the preparation of informational materials including the annual report, newsletters, articles for periodicals, newspapers and/or radio releases and other appropriate media, special pamphlets and other assigned material, and to maintain close liaison with news media and publicity organizations.
2. Provide staff members with resources for preparation of material for community and staff distribution to include but not be limited to the district website, handbooks, information leaflets, etc.
3. Organize or assist in development of speakers’ bureaus and speaking engagements with civic, PTA/PTO, church, and other groups.
4. Assist in coordinating work with civic and other groups which support the school system.
5. Information published by the District, individual school, employee organizations or unions, recognized parent/teacher groups, or non-school groups which advocates a particular position on bond issues, political matters, labor relations issues, or District budgets will not be distributed through the use of students as couriers.

The Board expects that “affairs of the district” will include by not be limited to school performance, student progress, personalized learning strategies, and academic opportunities.

Legal References:
NH Code of Administration Rules, Section Ed. 306.04(a)(11), Policy Development
NH Code of Administration Rules, Section Ed. 306.04(k), Policy Development

Category: R
See also KA

1st Read: September 2, 2014
2nd Read: November 18, 2014
Adopted: November 18, 2014