For the Record - 09/28/2009

For the Record... Response to News Media Coverage of Gwinnett County Public Schools

In today's news media, the lines between legitimate news, editorial opinion, and "infotainment" can become blurred. Add to that tight deadlines and a rush to "get the story" and the result may be news coverage that is less accurate, balanced, and fair than it could be-- and should be.

Unfortunately, when erroneous or misleading stories appear in the news media, there are limited ways to counter the incorrect or incomplete information. In addition to asking the news media for a correction, many organizations are devising their own means for providing audiences with additional information and advising them of details not found in news media stories. That is why Gwinnett County Public Schools has set up "For the Record..." This space will be used to correct or clarify media stories about the school system, provide a context when one is lacking, point out errors in fact and editorializing, and also applaud news stories that are especially well done.

For the Record... will be updated daily and indexed by week, so you are encouraged to check the site regularly. Call the Department of Communication & Media Relations at 678-301-6020 with questions or comments.

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Corrections and Clarifications for the Week of 09/28/2009

September 28, 2009
No corrections or clarifications needed.

September 29, 2009
No corrections or clarifications needed.

September 30, 2009
No corrections or clarifications needed.

October 1, 2009
No corrections or clarifications needed.

October 2, 2009
“Schools mull new districts,” GDP, Heather Darenberg
“Proposed map released today.” Quotes Sloan Roach, executive director of communication and media relations; and Greg Stanfield, director of planning, and lists new schools opening in 2010 and schools with proposed boundary changes. Article incorrectly states that Riverside ES will relieve Level Creek ES when in fact, Level Creek ES will relieve Riverside ES and Suwanee ES will relieve Level Creek.

“Gwinnett to shift 9,000 students,” AJC, A1, D. Aileen Dodd
“They’ll be sent to new campuses in fall 2010 as 6 schools are added. Public hearing on plan scheduled for Nov. 19.” Quotes Ms. Roach. Article incorrectly states that Berkmar HS will receive new students, when in fact Meadowcreek and Shiloh high schools will receive new students. Hull MS will not be relieved by Midway MS; Snellville MS will be relieved by Midway MS.