R-3 Schools now tweeting away All buildings in the district now using the popular social media site to communicate with patrons, parents

By Fines Massey The Daily Record fmassey@lebanondailyrecord.com

The Lebanon R-3 School District, which has recently launched multiple Twitter accounts, says social media is another tool to connect the community and parents with its schools.

On June 16, the district launched an official Twitter account (@LebanonR3), and a few days later, each of the district’s buildings were entering the world of social media except for Lebanon High School, which was already promoted through Principal Kevin Lowery’s Twitter account.

“What’s been especially great is that our district as a whole is really getting excited about social media and how it relates to education,” said Jacy Tilton, who is the district’s new director of communications. “Many of our buildings are now on Twitter, and there are several principals who are active on Twitter because they’re in the schools every day, they can share what the students are learning that day, and we think that’s a great way to communicate to parents, family and other community members.”

The district already has a presence on the Internet with its weekly email and website. It’s even no stranger to social media, as it has a Facebook account, but Tilton said that Twitter will aid the district in becoming even more connected with patrons on a level that isn’t as viable with the other mediums.

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<p>Jacy Tilton </p>

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