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River East Transcona School Division
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Info for the Media

If you are with the news media and would like to cover an event at an RETSD school, our communications department will assist you by arranging interviews and providing information. Please begin by contacting our communications department at 204.667.7130 extension 2249 or by email at communications@retsd.mb.ca.

Here are some things to consider when covering events in RETSD:

Media Clearance

To comply with the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, our principals and/or teachers must first check, through Policy KDDB – Media Coverage, Copyright Permission, to ensure students have parental consent before they are interviewed or photographed by the media. If you are covering an event at a school, please request permission from the principal or teacher before interviewing or photographing any of our students.

Access to Property

Principals have the authority to decide whether media will be permitted on school property. Our communications department can help the media in this regard.

Availability

We understand that as media, you may have a deadline, and our communications department will try to help you meet that deadline. However, we ask that you understand it may take several hours to determine the most suitable person to be interviewed, and to arrange the interview. Our administrators and teachers are busy people who make educating our students their first priority.