For the Record - 01/12/2009









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 01/12/2009

January 12, 2009
No corrections or clarifications needed.

January 13, 2009
No corrections or clarifications needed.

January 14, 2009
No corrections or clarifications needed.

January 15, 2009
“Gwinnett County School Board: New Gwinnett school principals named,” AJC, D. Aileen Dodd, (online)
Refers to Amy Bryan, Dacula ES and Riverside ES assistant principal and 2009 Sycamore ES principal; Crystal Collins, Rebecca Minor ES data administrator and 2009 J.C. Magill ES principal; Christina Wimmer, Parsons ES assistant principal and 2009 Rebecca Minor ES principal; Susan Downs, 2009 Snellville MS principal; Dorothy Parker-Jarrett, South Gwinnett HS assistant principal and 2009 Summerour MS principal; Devon Williams, Shiloh MS principal and 2009 Couch MS principal; David Hopson, Grayson HS principal; Jane Stegall, Central Gwinnett HS interim principal. The article incorrectly notes Mr. Hopson as the current principal at Peachtree Ridge HS. Mr. Hopson served as an assistant principal at Peachtree Ridge HS prior to his appointment. Ms. Downs is erraneously listed as a current assistant principal at Lanier MS. She takes the helm at Snellville MS moving from a principalship role in Henry County. She previously served GCPS as assistant principal at Lanier MS from 2003-07.

January 16, 2009
“8 Gwinnett administrators named to new jobs,” AJC, C5, D. Aileen Dodd
Refers to Amy Bryan, Dacula ES and Riverside ES assistant principal and 2009 Sycamore ES principal; Crystal Collins, Rebecca Minor ES data administrator and 2009 J.C. Magill ES principal; Christina Wimmer, Parsons ES assistant principal and 2009 Rebecca Minor ES principal; Susan Downs, 2009 Snellville MS principal; Dorothy Parker-Jarrett, South Gwinnett HS assistant principal and 2009 Summerour MS principal; Devon Williams, Shiloh MS principal and 2009 Couch MS principal; David Hopson, Grayson HS principal; Jane Stegall, Central Gwinnett HS interim principal. The article incorrectly lists 11 schools opening in August. Nine schools and a replacement facility are scheduled to open.