The Thompson School District has initiated community Internet forums to enable community members to post thoughts and questions about state education issues, the district, or school-related topics ranging from concerns to celebrations in a non-judgmental atmosphere. The forums also include a photo gallery where district or school-related images can be posted for other forum members to view.
A forum is an Internet message board where individuals may post and exchange information online. There are currently three main forum areas, which include several topic areas, for participants can contribute. As topics grow, they may become forums of their own.
Forum participants must register, but by creating a “display name,” their identity will be anonymous to other users. The district has set up guidelines for appropriate use of the forums, which are outlined in the registration process. All posts in the forums are moderated and will need to be accepted by the moderator before appearing.
“The forums provide an element of two-way communication between the district and community members,” said Wes Fothergill, director of Communication and Community Resources. “We hope the public will take advantage of this opportunity to open dialogues regarding important issues around education in our district and our state,” he said.
To register, go to: http://forums.thompsonschools.org. If you have questions, click on the FAQ link at the top of the forum page. If you can’t find the answer there, e-mail the moderator by clicking on the link at the bottom of the forum page or by e-mailing: firstname.lastname@example.org.