The Franklin Lakes School District administration is working to increase communication with the parents of district students, officials say.
It’s one of the district’s recently passed goals for the 2013-14 school year, and one that district officials say is already off and running.
According to an update from Franklin Lakes Superintendent Frank Romano at a recent Board of Education meeting, the district has already emailed out its first newsletter.
The newsletter initiative is meant to better inform parents about what’s happening inside the district’s schools, officials said.
“Out of the box, the publication is better than most [school newsletters], and its only going to get better,” Romano said at the Board meeting last Tuesday.
The schools’ administrative team has also decided to up the frequency of the newsletter to once-a-month, instead of sending them out quarterly during the school year, which was the original plan, Romano said.
The newsletters are run through the constant contact system, so parents do not need to sign up to receive them.
“In our continuing effort to meet the communication needs of our constituency, we look to publish messages from a variety of sources that will inform our school and general communities,” the top of September’s newsletter, the first one the district sent out, said.
“This first issue provides information from our district office and our schools. In the future, we look to incorporate more from such sources as our Board of Education, school partners (e.g., PTA, FLEF, Borough), and student related town organizations (e.g., Recreation, Public Library, Municipal Alliance).”
Romano said the district will also continue to increase communication using the district’s Facebook page, and that links to the information in the monthly newsletter will be available there as well.
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