Superintendent Paul Fried started off last week's school board meeting by saying that he has visited six of the seven schools so far and the school year is off to a great start with only a “couple transportation glitches. I hope those will be resolved as quickly as possible.”He then said that the school board meetings are now recorded and can be accessed easily online.
“They’re now posted on YouTube. (The initiative) is a very good one,” said Fried, adding that previous meetings can also be found online as well. So far, the July, August and September meetings can be found on YouTube. Fried added that the meetings will not be televised. They will just be on YouTube from here on out.
“I think it’s a good step forward in our communication to our community," said Fried.
Later in the meeting, the topic of communication was touched on by Matt Kayne, communications committee chair.
Kayne brought up public relations, adding that the bulk of communications has been put on the shoulders of the superintendent.
“The need for a public relations advocate in our district is critical,” said board member Jackie Ritschel.
"The use of social media is being discussed," added Kayne.