The community is behind the Joplin R-8 Administration's decision to pay $15,000 in $1,000 stipends for people to update the Facebook pages at each school, according to Superintendent C. J. Huff
In a posting on the KSNF website, Huff explained the reasons the positions were added:
Each school will have a point person to keep the pages current.
"So that parents get the most up to date information about what's happening inside those schools," said Dr. Huff.
Administrators claim having someone on the inside is the best way to communicate.
"The information that gets posted is best posted on the local level, at the school building level. Having a way to not only communicate internally with the building but externally with their parents," said Dr. Huff.
Each communicator will be paid an extra thousand dollars for their work. Administrators say the community supports the board's decision to reestablish the positions.
The creation of the positions was first announced in the July 17 Turner Report.