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Irvington Schools Launches Facebook Page

The school district is using social media to help increase communication with the community.

Irvington residents can now use social media to get updates on their schools in their Facebook feeds. The Irvington School District launched its Facebook page on Nov. 8 as another means to communicate with parents and community members.

 “The board of education and district administration are dedicated to highly effective communication with the entire community,” said Irvington Superintendent Dr. Kristopher Harrison.

“Through the use of a variety of communication mediums, we hope to keep the community well informed of critical developments, provide updates on important initiatives, and to share interesting news about our schools. Through this effort, we hope to continue to build powerful relationships that can be mutually beneficial.”  

Irvington is the second Rivertowns school district to launch a Facebook page. Dobbs Ferry started their page in August, while the Hastings-on-Hudson School District does not have an official Facebook page.

Irvington Schools is also re-formatting its weekly newsletter “This Week in Irvington Schools," which gets emailed on Saturday mornings. Email Elaine.Cardea@irvingtonschools.org if you would like to receive the newsletter.

For even more information on school district happenings, check out the BoardDocs to watch videotaped board meetings and for board agendas and other documents here: http://www.boarddocs.com/ny/iufsd/Board.nsf/vpublic?open.

Summaries of the board of education meetings written by board members can be found under the “Meeting Information” folder under the Board of Education header or here: http://www.irvingtonschools.org/pages/Irvington_UFSD/1621583407664804338.

Be sure to like Irvington’s new Facebook page and ask your friends and neighbors to do the same at facebook.com/IrvingtonUFSD

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Beth Propper November 10, 2012 at 03:02 PM
This is great. Just in case people are interested, another good idea is to organize parents on a grade to create a Facebook group that is for one grade only. It's a good way for parents on a grade to get to know one another and also to pass along information quickly regarding grade-oriented events like class trips. The only downside of the district (or grade parents) utilizing Facebook the substantial minority of folks who strongly feel that Facebook so invades their privacy that they don't want to interface with that particular social medium. However, in the case of the DISTRICT communications, those folks can access the information by regular email list and/or district website.

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