August 2016: Back-to-school edition
People talk to people... and those people talk to other people. And that's how most school news gets around. Unfortunately, this communication system is sometimes unreliable and usually one-way.
Bits of information filter outward from the schools along informal channels without regard to accuracy or completeness. Rumors form, spread and become difficult to counteract. To provide accurate information in a timely way, Brookings Harbor School District is establishing a formal network called "Key Communicators."
The basic concept is quite simple. Key communicators will be contacted via e-mail with information about schools, and whenever there is a need to quickly disseminate information about something that is of particular interest to the community.
They will be asked, as a key communicator, to relay that information to friends, neighbors and co-works as they would normally reach within the course of a day. If someone has a question, concern or an idea, the key communicator has direct access to school officials by phone or e-mail.
The network is very informal. There are no regular meetings, no officers, no assignments. By using e-mail, a key communicator network is a cost effective, efficient way to keep accurate information flowing to the community, and creates an easy-to-use pathway for people like you to touch base with district officials.
For more information, or to request to become a Key Communicator, contact Linda Tuttle at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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