For the Record - 11/23/2003

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 11/23/2003

November 23, 2003
The Gwinnett Daily Post article “GCPS shelter may be done by December,” perpetuates some of the myths regarding the school system's Emergency Operations Center. Please read the attached for additional information about the EOC.
Emergency Operations Center _EOC_.pdf

November 24, 2003
No need for corrections or clarifications.

November 25, 2003
In the Gwinnett Daily Post article "Students' tips help keep schools safe," the reporter refers to an October 2nd incident at Collins Hill HS. The story reports a gun was found in a student's gym bag at Collins Hill HS-- the gun was actually a BB/pellet gun.

November 26, 2003
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution article “2 charged in theft of principal’s car” inaccurately reports that the Norcross HS principal's car was stolen and vandalized. The stolen car belonged to an assistant principal.

Gwinnett County Public Schools' offices are closed November 27 & 28. "For the Record" will resume on December 1.