PRENTICE - The Prentice School Board approved a new policy for the district tonight.
The goal of the policy is to keep the district's social media accounts focused on celebrating its successes, and to teach students appropriate social media behavior.
"Also letting people know if they have concerns, basically we would like them to call, email, reach out to the district administrator or myself and not post those on social media," said Prentice Middle and High School Principal Melissa Pilgrim.
Pilgrim says discussions on implementing a social media commenting policy started last summer.
The district has a Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter account. The Facebook account currently has about 900 followers, which Pilgrim says is huge considering the size of their district.
Board members unanimously passed the new social media commenting policy.
RHINELANDER - Oneida County needs more foster care homes. Right now, there are nine licensed foster homes in the area, most of which are full according to the county's social services department.
Foster Care Coordinator Rachel Nelson says that in Oneida County there are 24 children currently living in foster homes. The department participated in a statewide foster care recruitment project last fall, and discovered just how great the need is.
RHINELANDER - A snow storm caught Hanson's Garden Village in Rhinelander off guard last weekend and collapsed a greenhouse. Now that spring weather is here, Hanson's is ready to move forward by making some adjustments. "We got by for 25 years doing what we were doing," said Hanson's Garden Village Co-owner Brent Hanson. Last weekend's spring snow storm set back Hanson's. "We thought we were ahead of schedule having that greenhouse nice and filled," said Hanson's Manager Beth Hanson.
"One bad storm and there you go. Things happen," said Brent. The storm collapsed a greenhouse holding thousands of plants. "For years we've gotten by with these lighter cheaper green houses," said Brent. "We'll be down a greenhouse for a little bit here," said Beth. Now Hanson's will only use sturdier and solid greenhouses so that collapses don't become a pattern.
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