The Committees believe that one of the paramount responsibilities of a
School Committee is to keep the public informed of its actions.
Consequently, the local news media representatives will be welcome to
attend all regular, special, and annual meetings of the Committees.
A copy of the agenda will be sent in advance of all official
Committee meetings to members of the working press who request it. In
the event that representatives of the news media are unable to attend a
meeting, they will be provided, upon request, a summary of important
All reports approved by the Committee will be a matter of official
record and, upon request, will be made available to the press or other
members of the public. No report-in-progress, including all of those on
which the Committee has taken no final action, will be released by any
Committee or staff member unless the Committee specifically authorizes
its release as a "tentative report."
In situations where individual Committee members receive requests
from news media representatives for information about Committee
meetings, members may speak only for themselves and not as spokesperson
for the Committee unless this responsibility has been specifically
delegated to a Committee member.
Region Voted to Approve: 10/26/82
Amherst Voted to Approve: 12/14/82
Pelham Voted to Approve: 12/7/82
Effective Date: 10/26/82