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1110 Media

Representatives of the local press, radio and TV are an important link in the communications chain between school and community. The maintenance of a good working relationship with these people is essential to meeting those objectives of the school-community relations which require the support and cooperation of the media representatives.


Northfield, New Jersey


Every effort shall be made to assist all communications media in the community to gain complete and adequate coverage of the programs, problems, planning, and activities of the school system.The Northfield Board of Education shall have final approval of all basic policies concerning relations between the news media and the district.

General releases of interest to the entire district shall be made available to all the media simultaneously. There shall be no exclusive releases, news conferences or interviews except as media representatives request information on particular programs, plans, or problems.

In general, the Superintendent of Schools shall be responsible for establishing relations with news media, and providing information to each through the means found most suitable. Particularly, he/she shall ensure that the media receive all school report cards as required by the administrative code.

The board encourages public presentation of the programs, policies and progress of the schools through press, radio and television. Building principals shall clear proposed presentations with the Superintendent of Schools. The Superintendent of Schools shall ensure that the parents/guardians of students who participate in such presentations are informed.

The Superintendent of Schools or designee shall devise procedures for optimum benefit from such presentations.

The board shall make a periodic review of its relations with the news media.

Adopted: November 4, 1996 NJSBA Review/Update: August 2009; December 2010 Readopted: October 24, 2011

Key Words

Media, School News Releases, Press Releases, News Conferences and Interviews, Radio, Television

Legal References: N.J.S.A. 10:4-6 et seq. Open Public Meetings Act

  1. 18A:10-6 Board meetings public; frequency; hours of commencement; adjournment, etc., for lack of quorum
  2. 18A:11-1 General mandatory powers and duties
  3. 18A:54-20 Powers of board (county vocational schools)
  4. 47:1A-1 et seq. Examination and copies of public records (Open Public Record Act)
  5. 6A:30-1.2 Definitions
  6. 6A:32-12.1 Reporting requirements

File Code: 1110

MEDIA (continued)

N.J.A.C. 6A:32A-12.2(a)1i School-level planning


Cross References: *1100 Communicating with the public *9020 Public statements

*Indicates policy is included in the Critical Policy Reference Manual.

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