UPDATE TO DISTRIBUTION OF NON-SCHOOL RELATED MATERIALS
At the April 20, 2023, Board of Education Meeting, The Board of Education approved the revision to Policy 5210 which changes the agencies and organizations that are permitted to distribute or display educational information or information about programs and activities of interest to students. The policy states the following will be permitted:
a. local, state, and federal government agencies and departments;
b. school/business partnerships or incentive programs that directly enhance or support the school’s educational program; and
c. community colleges, universities, and other non-profit institutions of higher education.
Please take this update into consideration when submitting your flyer(s) for approval.
If you have questions regarding this update, please contact Jennifer Wagner, Director of Public Relations and Communications.
Electronic Flyer Approval and Distribution
Craven County Schools Goes GREEN with Peachjar
In the past, our schools sent home loads of flyers in students’ backpacks. As part of our efforts to be more environmentally friendly and to embrace innovative technology, we haved moved from paper to a digital flyer delivery program called Peachjar.
With our Peachjar e-flyer program, the e-flyers are sent directly to parents’ email inboxes as well as posted on school websites for easy access. All flyers may be accessed by clicking on the Peachjar link on each school’s website. Our district cooperates with approved community partners by posting eflyers online and distributing them electronically through our service provider, Peachjar. As part of our efforts to be more environmentally friendly, embrace innovative technology, and maintain fiscal responsibility, we have transitioned from paper to electronic flyer delivery.
Each year, our schools will save tons of paper and reduce copy costs by thousands of dollars. In addition, paperless delivery of school flyers removes a significant administrative burden from teachers, office staff, and volunteers. School and school district-approved e-flyers keep you informed about upcoming school activities, programs, and events.
Community Groups and Outside Organizations:
To request flyer approval, follow the steps below. Once approved, your flyer will be emailed to all parents and posted online. Paper flyers from outside organizations will no longer be distributed.
- Register as an Enrichment / Community Org. (account type).
- Upload your flyer for approval.
Your flyer will be automatically submitted to the district office. District staff will review the material and approve or deny it based on the standards and policies of the district. (See below). Peachjar charges a fee for this service that is typically much less than the cost to copy and deliver paper flyers to each school.
Non-school material distributed via Peachjar will clearly state the material is neither sponsored nor endorsed by the Craven County School system and the view and information contained in the material does not reflect the school system’s approval or disapproval.
For information on Distribution and Display of Non School materials within our schools – Please click on the link to view Board Policy 5210.
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