Monday, March 12, 2018

Public Schools Week
a time to share district successes

March 12-16 provides an opportunity to share the success stories taking place in Illinois schools as local districts participate in Public Schools Week. School leaders can take part in various ways, but one of the most effective may be to share the positive anecdotes generated both inside and outside the classroom every day.

Organizers say this is the time to celebrate through stories and fact sharing the diversity and positive outcomes provided by public school systems throughout Illinois and the nation.

Participants can post their anecdotes,
views, reflections, and messages on social media.
Beginning March 12, parents, school officials, teachers, and other community members are being urged to share on social media how their school community is doing its job educating kids, using the hashtags #PublicSchoolsWeek and #LovePublicEducation. Participants can post to Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, or any other social network about the activities at public schools in preparing the next generation to thrive beyond the classroom.

To assist this outreach effort, The School Superintendents Association (AASA) has made available a digital toolkit that includes sample social media posts, press releases, email messages, talking points, and fact sheets. Tag IASB on Facebook or simply include @ILschoolboards in tweets and staff will share them with Association followers.