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.
The Communications Committee convened on Thursday, Nov. 21 and the agenda included a monthly check-in on communications analytics, media relations and capital campaign. Riding the wave of the success of the high school football team, all social media channels had an excellent month, showing gains across the board, particularly in Facebook likes, which are now approaching 3,700. The media relations overview touched on relationship building as key to success. The district is getting its name into the public in positive ways. The capital campaign, which is part of the strategic plan, is behind, as the district lacks proper infrastructure to carry out an impactful fundraising effort.