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Adoption Date: 06/22/2021

Revision History: 05/24/2022 (reviewed), 6/13/23 (reviewed)

The board recognizes the value of and supports open, fair and honest communication with the news media. The board will maintain a cooperative relationship with the news media. As part of this cooperative relationship, the board and the media will develop a means for sharing information while respecting each party's limitations.

Members of the news media are encouraged and welcome to attend open board meetings. The board president is the spokesperson for the board, and the superintendent or designee is the spokesperson for the school district. It is the responsibility of the board president and superintendent or designee to respond to inquiries from the news media about the school district.

Members of the news media seeking information about the school district will direct their inquiries to the Director of Community Relations. The superintendent or designee will accurately and objectively provide the facts and board positions in response to inquiries from the news media about the school district.

Policy References:

Legal Reference:

Iowa Code §§ 21.4; 22; 279.8.

Cross Reference:

200.4 Board Member Social Media Engagement
901 Public Examination of School District Records
902.4 Live Broadcast or Recording
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