Lexington County School District One’s Communications Office works with the media to respond to their requests for information and/or interviews.
In order to protect instructional time at schools and to ensure that the media relations process works smoothly for everyone, reporters should not contact schools directly but should contact the Communications Office by calling for assistance. A list of employee telephone numbers and job titles can be found below.
Communications staff works with school principals and school-level public relations correspondents to determine if a school can accommodate a reporter ’s request and to ensure that the district has the parent’s permission. The district does not let students talk directly to a reporter without a parent’s prior consent.
Should media wish to interview an employee, staff can contact the employee and make arrangements for the interview.
HELPFUL INFORMATION FOR THE MEDIA
The Communications Office provides several online resources that may answer media questions. The district’s About page is particularly helpful.
Staff also shares Lexington District One news through news releases and upcoming event information. We encourage media to cover certain school events and activities and provide media advisories for your convenience. You can find all of these within our blog posts and news releases.
FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT REQUESTS
All requests for information under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) must be submitted in writing to Ann O'Cain, Coordinator of Section 504. Visit the FOIA Requests page to learn how to request information.