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School Board approves social media policy

TAVARES – The Lake County School Board unanimously voted to support and encourage the use of approved social media sites by employees in pursuit of district business and education goals.

 

The district has been using social media sporadically for years – some schools had sites, others didn’t, and it was hit or miss as to how regularly the sites were updated. Now, with the revision of the district’s Public Information and Communications policy, every school has an official Facebook and Twitter page along with a communications team responsible for keeping the sites up to date.

 

The policy revision aligns with Superintendent Diane Kornegay’s goal to build public trust, open communication and collaboration. It is also an outgrowth of a communications audit she requested. The audit recommended that the district “set clear expectations and provide training on the use of technology to maximize its use as an effective communication tool.”

 

Links to each school’s social media pages can be found at this link.

 

The social media pages will be used to celebrate student and staff achievements; keep families informed about important changes, deadlines and events; answer questions, and receive feedback. Parents who do not want their children’s names or images used on the social media pages can complete a Parent Opt-Out Notification Form, available at each school.