Communications Office

  • Formed in the 2017-18 school year, the Communications Committee meets on the last Thursday of each month when school is in session. The meeting is open to all Cheltenham Township residents. Committee leadership comprises two school board members and the directors of communication and technology. Additional members include superintendent, several school board directors and district digital content specialist. The meetings cover broad, recurring communications topics, in addition to providing an update for ongoing projects and campaigns. Presentations from these meetings will be posted below.

Presentations

  • Communications Committee Presentation September 2019

    Communications Committee convened on Thursday, Sept. 26 with board vice president Joel Fishbein and board member Charles Burdell-Williams presiding. Topics covered included an update on the district’s social media properties. By virtue of interacting with numerous parent and student group accounts, Instagram is approaching fast 1,000 followers. Facebook analytics reveal the districts reach outpaced most other area school districts in September, despite having a fraction of the “likes.” The Twitter approach is still being defined. Recently, the Facebook and Twitter accounts were untethered so Twitter posts are down but the quality of interaction has increased. The 19-20 communications plan was unveiled and will focus on the brand highlights gleaned from this past year’s branding survey: CSD Arts (Vocal, visual, media, musical, marching band, theater), Academic Experience (Advanced Placement, Honors, Project Based Learning in grades 7-11, Skills for Life, EASTERN Tech, clubs as an extension of the classroom, laboratory for life), Progressive/Diverse/Inclusive (Majority minority Institution, student activism / voice) and CHS/CBK Athletics (Girls Track, Football, Basketball, Unified sports, wide variety of Olympic sports). PowerSchool Registration outreach for parents is underway with nearly 1,000 families updating their information. Reminders will be sent for the next few weeks, in preparation for the district’s texting rollout. The Legislative Board meeting on Monday, Oct. 7 will be streamed to the public as a pilot.

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  • Communications Committee Presentation May 2019

    The Communications Committee met on Thursday, May 23. Topics of discussion included a social media update, follow up on texting as a communication tool and the budget presentation video and branding survey report. See presentation for full details.

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  • Communications Committee Presentation April 2019

    The Communications Committee met on Thursday, April 25. Topics of discussion included texting as a communication tool in 2019-2020, branding survey statistics and budget process video. See presentation for full details.

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  • Communications Committee Presentation March 2018

    The Communications Committee met on Thursday, March 28. Topics of discussion included boardroom AV update, social media status, equity meeting, and parent engagement strategies. See presentation for full details.

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  • Communications Committee Presentation February 2019

    The Communications Committee met Thursday, Feb. 28. The following items were on the agenda: Branding survey update; administration boardroom A/V update, communications/technology data, CSD Foundation retreat recap; and equity statement outreach.

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  • Communications Committee Presentation January 2019

    The District Communications Committee convened on Thursday, Jan. 24. Topics included updates on the branding survey, social media campaign #SeniorsOfCheltenham and board meeting streaming, in addition to an overview of district partnerships and discussion of ways to increase use of the CSD mobile app.

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  • Communications Committee Presentation November 2018

    The Communications Committee met on Thursday, Nov. 29, 2018. The #SeniorsOfCheltenham photo shoot at the Elkins Estate, website ADA compliance, mobile app downloads and next steps and branding survey logistics were discussed.

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  • Communications Committee Presentation October 2018

    The Communications Committee met on Thursday, Oct. 25, and the  2018-19 social media plan was presented. Other updates included the mobile app rollout, branding survey in development, and equipment for streaming legislative board meetings. The committee meets next on Thursday, Nov. 29 at 7 p.m. in the Administration Building.  This meeting is open to all Cheltenham Township residents.
     
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  • Communications Committee Presentation May 2018

    Discussions regarding district branding process, current phase and next steps. New Cedarbrook campaigns, status of new mobile communications app, and future website improvements. 

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Contact Us

Kevin Kaufman
Director of Communications
215-881-6325 
Dana Walker
Digital Content Specialist
215-881-6321