I met with our Public Information Officer today and I think we have an alternative review process that will hopefully meet with everyone’s approval. Teachers who create the posts will publish them to the Website, and notifications will be sent to superivsors and the PIO for review. If they see a problem, they’ll pursue the fix. At least this way, the PIO doesn’t have to push the publish button every time.
So it appears that for now at least, we’re moving toward a primarily informational site that allows for more people to publish with two people at minimum responsible for reading each post. In my eyes, this is fine for this early stage of implementation. There is a certain comfort level that we’re going to have to work toward before we can start trying to build community with the site, and that is going to take some time. Actually, it’s probably a good thing because my impatience is usually what gets me in to trouble in the first place. And the other good thing is that the PIO is on board with the concept of using the site to not only publish information but to exchange ideas. It’s that creative part through commenting and real “blogging” that I think will be amazing if we can get there.