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Communications FAQs

Communications FAQs

1. How does the District handle media requests?
 

School Visits/Interviews

Any representative of the media should make prior request through the Office of the Communications Specialist at Plum Borough School District. A Communications staff member or designee will serve as an escort to minimize disruption to the school day and to assist with coordinating additional requests. 

If you would like to visit a school or arrange an interview with specific personnel/groups, please contact the Communications Department. We will help identify the best resource(s) for your story, work with your schedule, as well as that of the students and staff in order to ensure that our exchange is a successful one*. 


*Early dismissals, standardized testing days, District events may delay or prohibit visitation. 

         
Photographing or Interviewing Students

The Plum Borough School District operates in compliance with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA). This law allows students and parents to opt out of the release of certain information about students including photographs. The Communications Department will work with each school to determine who cannot be photographed and interviewed according to FERPA guidelines. Before taking photos, video, and/or quotes from any Plum Borough student and/or staff, please verify the legality with the Communications Department. 

 
 
2. Does the District distribute flyers?
 
The Community News section of the Plum Borough School District website serves as your quick and efficient resource outlining activities occurring within the District and its surrounding communities. With our transition to a paperless school system, this page keeps the lines of communication open with you, while being fiscally responsible. 
 
With this, the distribution of paper flyers is prohibited within the District unless it is approved by the Communications Department. Please contact Ms. Charlene Payne at [email protected] regarding all paper and eflyer requests.
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