The board president on behalf of the board and the superintendent on behalf of the school district may hold a news conference or respond to a request for an interview with the news media. It is the responsibility of the board president and superintendent to keep the board apprised of news conferences and interviews.
News conferences and interviews planned or pre-arranged for school district activities will include a representative of the board and the superintendent. News conferences for issues requiring an immediate response may be held by the superintendent. It is within the discretion of the superintendent to determine whether a news conference or interview is held to provide an immediate response to an issue.
School district personnel will refer interview requests and information requests from the news media to the superintendent. School district personnel may be interviewed or provide information about school district matters only after receiving permission from the superintendent or the superintendent’s designee. It will be within the discretion of the superintendent to allow the news media to interview and to receive information from school district personnel.
Approved: March 15, 1999
Revised/Reviewed: November 25, 2019