October 19, 2016 Communication Committee Meeting Minutes

Union Board of Education

Union, Ct.


Communication Committee Meeting


Meeting Date:  Wed., October 19, 2016

1 P.M.

At The Union School



Committee members present: A. Blank and A. Estell

Others present:  J. Reardon, Superintendent; S. Jackopsic, Principal; and Teddie Sleight, EASTCONN Communications and Marketing Director.


The meeting came to order at 1:00 p.m.  

Ms. Sleight was invited to discuss various user-friendly options that the Board of Education might use to enhance communication of its mission and school activities to students, families, townspeople, and other interested parties given the rise of new modalities of communication such as social media.  The Board of Education's current forms of communication were outlined to Ms. Sleight including its emailed newsletter, school website, and school strategic planning Facebook page.  Ms. Sleight will return to the committee with recommendations for reaching a larger audience while keeping limited resources in mind.

The meeting adjourned at 3:35 p.m.


Respectfully submitted,


Andrea Estell, Chairperson,


Union Board of Education