Communications & Marketing

The Communications and Marketing Department keeps the community and staff informed of district news. In addition, the staff is responsible for marketing, media relations, crisis communications, social media outreach, website management, graphic design services, the cable channel and assisting with special projects and campaigns.

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Media Requests for the District, Schools, Staff or Students

Members of the media who need to get in touch with Kansas City, Kansas Public Schools regarding any news or other information pertaining to the district, individual schools, staff, or students should call email KCKPS Communications Team first. In addition, reach out to Edwin Birch and Sharita Hutton. We will promptly respond and offer any assistance we can.

Kansas City, Kansas Public Schools will vet requests with deference to federal and state regulations such as the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act, the intended use of such media requests, the potential for school disruptions and other considerations. Most media requests have been and will be accommodated.

Kansas City, Kansas Public Schools' allowance of media activity on district grounds is reliant on that media activity not compromising the safety of students of staff, misrepresenting the district or its students and staff, and not interfering with any school's learning environment.

District Policy on Media at School Grounds

Media professionals should contact the KCKPS Communications and Marketing Team for filming permission before arriving at a school. If you arrive without notice, you may be asked to leave.

Permission from the communications office is not necessary when covering public events such as athletics; cheer, dance, color guard and band competitions; theater and musical performances; and parades.

Once you have been granted permission to be on school grounds, you must provide a government-issued I.D. at the building's main entrance to proceed. There will be no exceptions to this district-wide safety policy.

Students and staff have the right to refuse to be interviewed, photographed or videotaped, and will be notified of any media visit.

Please respect our students' and staff members’ privacy. Only students who do not have a Media Opt-Out form on file may be photographed or filmed and only after the district has given permission. Reporters and photographers should check with the school to confirm media opt-out forms before printing, posting or airing pictures or footage.

However, permission is not necessary when covering school-based public events such as athletics-based events and sports or theatrical performances, parades or concerts.

Logo Usage Requests

Please submit logo usage requests by email to the KCKPS Communications and Marketing Team. We strive to respond to requests in a timely manner.

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KCKPS Social Media Policy

KCKPS social media accounts (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Youtube) were established to keep an open line of communication between the district, our staff, families, students and the community. We ask that you refrain from the use of bad language or attacking others.

We ask that you not advertise businesses or items that are not related to the school district.

KCKPS holds the right to remove, delete or report any comments they feel breach the Social media policy.

Due to the high volume of requests the Communication and Marketing department sees, the district does not hold any obligation to share flyers, graphics, photos…etc. from outside organizations or community partners.

The purpose of the KCKPS Social Media pages is to communicate information relevant to the school district. These social media pages were not created to advertise. Thank you for your understanding as we continue to work to communicate effectively with our KCKPS families.

The District reserves the right to make any final determination on what is suitable to be shared through our social media platforms from partnering agencies.

KCKPS Social Media Commenting Policy

Kansas City, Kansas Public Schools social media pages are managed by the KCKPS Communications and Marketing Department. These pages are intended to provide another resource for students, staff, families and the community to get district information. We encourage you to share your support for our students and staff and connect with other supporters here on our page.

The district is not responsible for comments made by visitors to the page. Site administrators reserve the right, but assume no obligation, to block users, hide and/or delete comments, posts, images, etc. with or without notice as a result of violating the below conditions. We reserve the right to amend these guidelines at our discretion.

We do not permit:

  • Comments that are racist, sexist, abusive, profane, violent, obscene, vulgar, falsehoods or are widely off-topic
  • Comments that Libel, incite, threaten or make ad hominem attacks on students, staff, guests or others
  • Personal attacks or name calling of students, staff, or other individuals
  • Complaints of any nature that specifically identify individuals
  • Comments that are inciting disrespect, hate, harassment or bullying nature
  • Comments selling products or promoting commercial or other ventures (Spam)
  • Comments advertising businesses or items that are not related to the operations of KCKPS

Social media sites are third party applications and do have their own Terms of Services and Policies that are not governed by the district.

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