The KingSpry law firm in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, is proud to announce Episode Four of their education law podcast Legal Lunch Room.
Each episode, Legal Lunch Room invites education attorneys and school leaders to share how current education law trends and court decisions impact school boards, students and our community.
The episode dives into the world of “Media Relations for Schools.” Featuring Education attorneys Donald Spry and Kristine Roddick and an interview with Pocono Mountain School District Superintendent Dr. Elizabeth Robison, guests share insights and experience on the legal considerations, communication strategies and delicate balance required when interacting with the media.
“I think administrators are very concerned in emergencies such as a fight in school or someone being injured that they don’t want the parents to hear about it from newspapers or social media, so they need to be out in front of it,” said Donald Spry while discussing best practices for crisis communications.
Other topics in the episode include what it means to go “off the record,” social media complications, Sunshine Law considerations and how schools can build good relationships with reporters to help ensure accuracy and coverage of positive stories about our schools.
“You can never feel like you have all the answers,” Dr. Robison adds, “because there’s always something you’re going to be faced with that’s a little bit different on how we need to respond.”
We hope you’ll join us. Listeners may tune in to Legal Lunch Room on all major podcast platforms including Apple, Spotify and Google.
KingSpry attorneys Richard Campbell Jr and Jonathan Huerta host the podcast. Campbell focuses his practice in public finance and municipal law. Huerta focuses his practice in education and civil litigation. He is the Chair of the firm’s Local Taxation and Assessment Law Practice Group.