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M. Ann Levett, Ed.D.
Superintendent of Schools

Savannah-Chatham Co.
Public School System

208 Bull Street
Savannah, GA 31401
(912) 395-5600


Driving Directions:

208 Bull Street
(Admin. Offices)

2 Laura Avenue
(Board Meetings)

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     Communications and Community Engagement

    Our mission is to provide students, parents, community members and the media with timely, concise information on various activities, special events and news stories related to the Savannah-Chatham County Public School System.  

     

    The Division of Communications and Community Engagement is responsible for promoting student achievement by developing, strengthening and enhancing the image, identity and brand of the district. The office accomplishes this objective through the following initiatives:

     

    Press Releases/Media Advisories

    • Major announcements, student and staff accomplishments
    • Advertise upcoming events, programs and activities 
    • Provide the community with an update of student and staff accomplishments, achievements and successes
    • Advise meeting dates, school closings, and other important information

    “DID YOU KNOW”

    • A collaboration of weekly school events, programs and district information sent to media and BOE staff
    • This important press vehicle allows media outlets an inside view of special events in our schools that are not typically attended by the media   

     FOIA Inquiries and Georgia Open Records Act

    • Answer all media inquires from reporters and citizens
    • Research requested information
    • Coordinate interviews and obtain quotes from senior staff who can respond to inquires
    • Receive and respond to all Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) and GA Open Record Act requests
    • All written requests must receive a written response within three business days

    Public Relations Materials

    • Highlights information about the district including informational ads both in print and on business websites
    • List current statistics and facts about the district
    • Links to important sections on the website
    • Contact information for key central office staff
    • Useful marketing tool – plan to distribute to:
      • Real estate companies
      • Convention and Visitors Bureau
      • Chamber of Commerce
      • YMCAs and other non-profit partners

    BRANCH Messages to Parents and Employees

    • Write, record and publish district-wide messages to parents and employees which may be either informational or emergency related 
    • The messages are delivered via phone and e-mail through the use of an internet-based message delivery system contracted by the district   

     Superintendent’s Student of the Month Program

    • The Student of the Month Program recognizes individual students who have excelled in the area of academics, leadership and community service for all grade levels.
    • In partnership with Middleton & Riley Photography, Savannah Schools Federal Credit Union, the selected students will receive recognition and a gift at the monthly board meetings.

    Special Events/Recognition Ceremonies

    • Teacher of the Year
    • Instructional Support Person of the Year
    • Graduation
 
 


Kurt Hetager

Kurt Hetager 
Chief Public Affairs and
Administrative Services Officer
208 Bull Street,
Room 105 Savannah, Georgia 31401
Phone: (912) 395-5538
Fax: (912) 201-5628
kurt.hetager@sccpss.com

Division Organization Chart 

 

 Useful Resources

  Georgia Department of Education
  U.S. Department of Education

 Media Links

  WTOC
  WSAV
  WJCL
  Savannah Morning News
  Savannah Herald
  Savannah Tribune
  WSOK 1230AM & 103.5FM
  WTKS 1290AM & 97.7FM
  Music Revolution
  SavannahDailyNews.com
  FOX 28 MEDIA Savannah,GA
  MAGIC 103.9FM