Conduct meeting as promptly as possible with all staff

Staff must be informed of key information in a confidential staff meeting. Consider a safe place if you cannot return to the school site, such as a community room in a local business or another school site. The following should be considered when planning the staff meeting:

  • Provide any facts that can be shared.

  • The role of the district in supporting and protecting employees, and how they can protect themselves.

  • The method and timing of ongoing communication.

  • Don’t answer questions that you do not have the answers to or that you are unsure of.

  • Where they can go for additional help.

  • Identify the district spokesperson who will be the point person for media and other communication, realizing that staff members do have a First Amendment right of free speech. Remind them that anything they say can be used in the future in legal proceedings.

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