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Editorial Board: RCBOE treats media like lepers



Shame on the Richmond County Board of Education Department of Communications.  That office has a reputation for limiting media access to schools, teachers and information to which the public is entitled. 

On Monday, Nov. 28, the office exceeded its usual ploys to limit access with...

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  1. Their actions seem so counterintuitive. Richmond County Schools have such a horrible reputation that people won’t move here. If there is good news to share, you would think that they would want the largest possible audience. Only makes me believe that they have more to hide than to show off.

    • Congratulations to the students, parents, and teachers! Communication, public relations, or media relations department is under the superintendent of schools. The superintendent work for the board members, and the board members work for We the People/ taxpayers. It’s time for a change in board members.

  2. First and foremost, congratulations though to those students for their achievement and a well deserved recognition.

    But, what would you expect from a failing system? Sad that the story becomes the continued incompetence of the RCBOE. And before some of the Trustees come on and cry that they didn’t get the memo of the event either, shame on them for not being the overseers of the Superindent and administrators. Ironically, the voters had a real chance to change the face of the Board and to elect Trustees willing to challenge and hold accountable those hired to move our children to success, a Board that would have worked to creatively partner with parent instead of blaming them.

  3. Just fyi – four of five years ago an ARC reunion class created a cast bronze plaque to honor the 13 former ARC students who lost their lives in Vietnam. A local TV reporter heard about this and contacted me about doing an interview to help publicize the presentation ceremony. I agreed to do so and we felt as though doing the interview in front of the school would be ideal. I then went to the school to alert the principal of the interview, hoping he would join me since I had never done a live TV interview. When I told him he immediately pulled out his cell phone, went into his office and closed the door. After emerging from his office, I was told that the school system administration said I could not do a TV interview on campus ground. Remember this was going to be a positive 1 to 2 minute interview, honoring our classmates who had given all for their country – nothing derogatory towards the school system. The TV reporter and I then had to leave ARC and meet at Forest Hills Golf Course where we did the interview in front of the clubhouse.

  4. The Central Committee of the People’s Republic of China operates the same way as the RCBOE. Control the media and you control the masses and silence the opposition. Must suck living in constant fear in your work environment.

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