Superintendent’s Report to the School Committee, 2.2.17

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Who Do I Call When . . . ?

Social media has dramatically transformed the way we live. We get our news from Twitter. We share our every waking moment with the world on Facebook and Snapchat. Our hopes and dreams, as well as our likes and dislikes, have become material for public consumption. With as ubiquitous as social media has become in our lives, it seems natural for some parents to want to broadcast their child’s experiences in school on their social media feeds.

Unfortunately, taking to social media when there’s a concern is probably the least effective way to resolve concerns that may arise at school. School staff are dedicated to working with families to reach the best results for each individual child. Airing complaints in such a public way only serves as an impediment to reaching meaningful solutions through building relationships established on mutual trust and respect.

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