For the Record - 01/19/2004

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 01/19/2004

January 19, 2004
No need for corrections or clarifications. For more information on the school system's efforts to establish a lease/purchase agreement, see the news brief and news release posted on the main page.

January 20,2004
The "Global Gwinnett" column in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution provides inaccurate information about the "English... Yes, I Can!" English telecourse. The language course currently running on GCPS-TV is Series 2, not a rerun of Series 1. In addition, the phone number to call for details is Gwinnett County Public Schools' Distance Learning Department, 678-985-5228.

January 21, 2004
The Gwinnett Daily Post article “Emergency meeting held to keep school financing plan alive” inaccurately refers to the School Board meeting as an “emergency” meeting. This was a “special called meeting,” scheduled last week to allow the Board of Education to act on discipline appeals. The timing of the meeting also allowed the School Board to address issues relating to the school system's proposal to seek a lease/purchase agreement.

January 22, 2004
The Gwinnett Daily Post article “Some relief in sight, Mill Creek High School to help Dacula overcrowding” incorrectly identifies Mill Creek HS as the district's 15th HS. It is the 16th. Article also says 150 students will come from North Gwinnett HS, in fact the number will be significantly higher.

January 23, 2004
No need for corrections or clarifications.

January 24, 2004
No need for corrections or clarifications.

January 25, 2004
No need for corrections or clarifications.