WCSD Superintendent ‘tweeting’ about schools

There are positive things happening throughout the Warren County School District.

And Superintendent Dr. William Clark wants you to know about them.

Enter the @WCSD_super Twitter page.

Clark said that he is “hoping to use that for information sharing about district activities (and) student successes.”

So far, pictures from the state wrestling meet, an Eisenhower playoff basketball game and other events such as the Eisenhower choir concert and inductions into the Vocational Technical Honor Society are included in his posts.

“Just stuff like that to keep people informed of what is going on in the schools,” he explained.

Clark said that the Twitter page will also be able to serve as a secondary call blast system for cancellations, delays and other district-wide news.

He said he is still “getting used to the system. Some of my other fellow superintendents are using it. (It) could be an effective tool.”

While Twitter has become a prominent way to share information, Clark wants to avoid discussion on the page.

“What I don’t want to get into is a dialogue in that,” he said, encouraging those with questions or concerns to call or e-mail him directly.

But Twitter can still be valuable.

“I think that is more information,” he said. “Let us tell you about our amazing kids, programs, teachers, support staffs.”

The page is part of an effort to “keep trying to get the positive message out. I’ve told boards we have to become our own advocates…. We need to be putting stuff out there.”

Along with Twitter, those efforts have been expanded through the video blog he rolled out at the beginning of the school year, as well as an e-newsletter and a “News from the board” circulated in house, according to Clark.

“We need to do a lot better job with that,” he said.