John Kelly off

The Washington Post Sunday - - COMMUTER - — Jenna John­son

John Kelly is off. His col­umn will re­sume when he re­turns. sys­tem has been crit­i­cized by par­ents, teach­ers and oth­ers for poorly re­lay­ing in­for­ma­tion.

Hite said that Dar­rell S. Press­ley, the chief com­mu­ni­ca­tions of­fi­cer, and Tanzi West Bar­bour, the pub­lic in­for­ma­tion of­fi­cer, are no longer work­ing in the com­mu­ni­ca­tions of­fice. Hite did not pro­vide a rea­son, cit­ing per­son­nel re­stric­tions. Press­ley had been in the po­si­tion for less than a year. Nei­ther he nor Bar­bour re­sponded to phone mes­sages.

On Jan. 12, the school sys­tem ac­ci­den­tally robo­called par­ents at 4:30 a.m. with snow-day news. The call an­gered a Fort Washington par­ent, who then paid an on­line com­pany to robo­call school of­fi­cials and board mem­bers the next morn­ing. At the time, Press­ley said “ the wrong time” was set for the call, a mis­take he said would not hap­pen again.

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