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LCUSD Arrives on Facebook

One of the first tasks of the school district's newly-formed communications and public relations subcommittee is to increase its social media presence.

You may now find on Facebook.  

At its Dec. 6 meeting, the district's governing board created a subcommittee on public relations and communications, tapping members Andrew Blumenfeld and Susan Boyd as co-chairs. The move into social media is part of the board's ongoing effort to better communicate with the community, Blumenfeld wrote in an email. 

While many businesses' fan pages allow users, or people who "Like'' the page, to post on the wall in the "Write something...'' box, the district did not set theirs up that way. People may comment on a post from the board, but the page does not invite unsolicited posts. You may access the LCUSD Facebook page here.

Blumenfeld said the current settings may change. The members wanted to get the page up as soon as possble, and this seemed a good compromise. The board likely will take up discussing proposed policies/practices for Facebook at the March 6 meeting.

"We have launched the page with some 'temporary' settings, which do not allow users to post on the page. Once we have had a more comprehensive discussion of our methods for regulating/maintaining the Facebook presence, we will make any relevant adjustments to these and other settings,'' he wrote in an email to Patch.

Blumenfeld believes the Facebook topic will be on the next agenda, so all materials related to that conversation will be available to the public by Friday at the latest.

So far, board posts include the in the aftermath of the, a January article from the alerting folks to the board's coming social media presence, a press release from Superintendent Wendy Sinnette about restoring instructional minutes lost to last year's wind storm, two reports out of closed session and two newsletters from board president Scott Tracy.

Boosting the district's communications is something Blumenfeld, elected to the governing board in November, reitereated as critical during his campaign. The Princeton junior avidly Tweets, another social media relam in which he communicates school board news. Fellow board member Ellen Multari may also be found on Twitter

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