DEPARTMENT OF COMMUNICATIONS

The Department of Communications is responsible for sharing news about the school district with the community. PCSSD is committed to creating a systematic communication process between district office, our schools, our school board and our community. The communications lines are always open as we strive to provide the most current information through various channels of communications.

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MISSION STATEMENT

The Pulaski County Special School District Department of Communications will use communication and public relations resources to support all stakeholders associated with the District. We strive to inform its students’ families, staff and the general public of PCSSD actions in an accurate, transparent and efficient manner.

Communications Department Strategic Plan

TEAM MEMBERS

Jessica Duff

Jessica Duff

Executive Director of Communications
501.234.2038
jduff@pcssd.org

Jessica Ray

Jessica Ray

Marketing Communications Facilitator
501.234.2039
jray8801@pcssd.org

Patrick Marston

Patrick Marston

Brand Coordinator
501.234.2036
pmarston9104@pcssd.org

Brooke Cornelius

Valerie Bailey

Communications Legal Associate
501.234.2045
vbailey9741@pcssd.org

Janet O'Neal

Janet O'Neal

Communications Specialist
501.234.2037
joneal@pcssd.org

MEDIA RELATIONS

The Department of Communications is responsible for handling all media inquiries. If you are interested in interviewing, photographing, or filming an employee or student, please contact the Department of Communications. This will allow for a consistent procedure to understand the information that is being requested, your deadline and allow us to determine who would be the best source for your story.

Jessica Duff
Executive Director of Communications
501.234.2038 or jduff@pcssd.org

PRESS ROOM

BRANDING GUIDES

Pulaski County Special School District enhances its visual identity through comprehensive brand standards guide for the district as well as its schools. It is imperative to uphold brand compliance in order to manage brand consistency at a local and regional level.

The correct use of elements including academic and athletic logos, colors and fonts are summarized at brand.pcssd.org. This site includes brand guides for the District and schools, email signature templates and downloadable logos and other resources. Access to the site is restricted to "@pcssd.org" user accounts. Other users may request access from pmarston9104@pcssd.org.

It is critical that all departments within the district, as well as outside vendors, follow this guide to ensure accurate brand representation of PCSSD. If you have any questions regarding the use of branding materials, please contact Patrick Marston, Brand Coordinator, at pmarston9104@pcssd.org.

LOGO USE REQUEST
Non-PCSSD organizations who wish to use our logos or other brand assets may submit a request using this form. If you have questions regarding logo use by third parties, please contact Patrick Marston at pmarston9104@pcssd.org.

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT REQUESTS

In compliance with state law, school districts are required to post specific information regarding their operations as part of Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requirements. For the Pulaski County Special School District (PCSSD), such information is contained in documents listed in the website’s State Required Information. If the information an individual, organization or media outlet is seeking is not found in these or other documents posted on this website, other records, if available, may be requested by writing Valerie Bailey at vbailey9741@pcssd.org or via post at 925 East Dixon Road, Little Rock, Ark. 72206.

PCSSD makes every effort to comply with the letter and the spirit of the Freedom of Information (FOI) Act. Any citizen of Arkansas may ask to inspect or copy any public record in the District's custody or control. Some records maintained by the District are exempt from disclosure under state or federal law, in order to protect the privacy rights of students, teachers, and PCSSD employees. Student records are specifically protected by federal laws, including the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA). However, the vast majority of the District's records are open to inspection.

The PCSSD will respond to FOIA requests within three business days, as required by law. Details regarding the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act provisions may be found here.

FEES
When PCSSD receives a FOIA request, the District may issue a response in a written or electronic format and fees may be assessed. For copies, a fee of 15 cents per page may be charged. The PCSSD will advise the requestor of an estimate of the total number of pages and an approximate cost in advance of production. If the estimated fee exceeds $25, the requester may be required to pay in advance. There is no charge for personnel time related to searching, retrieving, reviewing or copying the records.

If documents are mailed, mailing costs may be assessed.

If PCSSD must summarize, compile or tailor electronic data in a particular manner or medium (this could include the technology used to redact or conceal faces on videotapes, for example) related to the FOIA, the District may charge for reproduction costs. Per law, those costs will be for personnel time exceeding two hours calculated using the hourly pay of the lowest paid employee or contractor who, in the discretion of the District, has the necessary skill and training to respond to the request. An itemized estimate of those charges will be provided in advance of production.

TIMELINE
PCSSD will respond to FOIA requests within 72 hours, as required by law. If more time is needed, the requestor will be contacted and asked to consider an extension. Details regarding the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act provisions may be found here.