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Madison Metropolitan School District

July 28, 2022 Meeting Recap

MMSD Communications Executive Director, Tim LeMonds, provided an update on the district's communications process, and how it interfaces with the district’s critical response team and school based leadership. Mr. LeMonds described the district Critical Response Team as a support function to school-based leadership.

Questions were raised regarding communications between school leadership and staff.

  • It was reported some staff did not feel they were communicated to in a timely manner, and that communications left out details.
  • It was reported some principals indicated “fear of backlash” for a cause for the delay of staff communications, if they did not have it approved by the central office prior to sending it to staff, slowing down the process. 
  • A committee member indicated he would reach out to principals to share their experiences with Mr. LeMonds via email. Mr. LeMonds did not report receiving any principal notification.

The tools used for communications were also discussed, and the communications responsibilities for external communications and internal.