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902.2 News Conferences and Interviews

Code No.  902.2

NEWS CONFERENCES AND INTERVIEWS

The superintendent, on behalf of the board and the school district, may hold a news conference or respond to a request for an interview with the news media.

The superintendent will respond accurately, openly, honestly, and objectively to inquiries from the news media about the school district.

News conferences and interviews planned or pre-arranged for school district activities will include 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.

It is the responsibility of the superintendent to keep the board apprised of news conferences and interviews.

Legal Reference:          
Iowa Code §§ 21.4; 22; 279.8 (2011).

Cross Reference:        
902      Press, Radio and Television News Media

Approved: 05-08-13

Reviewed:

Revised:
Grinnell-Newburg Community School District, Grinnell, Iowa