KBCA: News Releases

Classification: 
K: School-Community Relations
Code: 
KBCA

The Board of School Trustees (the “Board”) wishes to make every reasonable effort to provide the public with information about its schools and to do so quickly, accurately, and responsibly.

News releases pertaining to Board or district matters will be prepared by the Communications Co-ordinator, subject to the approval of the Superintendent of Schools.

Principals are also encouraged to share stories about newsworthy events in their schools with the Communications Co-ordinator.  News releases about events, personnel, students, and programs in individual schools will be prepared by principals, and principals are encouraged to release newsworthy information in as positive a manner as possible. If the principal knows or suspects a particular issue is a sensitive one, he should clear releases about that issue with senior management before making them public.

With regard to Board matters, the Chairperson of the Board shall be the official spokesperson, except as this duty is delegated to other trustees, the Superintendent, or senior management.

DMT Responsibility: SUPT.

Adopted Date: 
Monday October 18, 1982
Revision Date: 
Sep 1994
Jan 1999