Answer: Thank you for your question! My colleagues and I in the district communications office are glad you’re interested in reading about events happening in B-P schools.
Several times over the past few years, we’ve surveyed parents and other residents about how they access B-P news and how they’d like to receive school and district news. Based on results from those surveys, we’ve chosen to shift our efforts more toward our digital communications channels — the district website, Facebook page, Twitter feed, YouTube channel, mass emails/SMS text messages/phone calls, and the mobile app — since the vast majority of parents (nearly 90% on one survey) said they’d rather receive information that way.
That being said, the communications team hasn’t completely abandoned paper. We will continue to publish and mail the annual budget newsletter to all homes in the district each spring, and we will continue to produce a 12-month wall calendar each summer that is distributed to students and made available to other residents at the school and district offices, as well as NBT Bank in Vails Mills, in late August.
I hope you are able to find the B-P news and information you’re looking for online. If not, please call my office at 954-2640 so we can talk about how the communications office can better meet your needs.
- answered by Michele Kelley, communications specialist