FCPS Wins National Communication Awards

For Immediate Release
July 3, 2017
Contact: Steve Edwards, Coordinator of Policy and Communications
540-662-3888 ext. 88235

The National School Public Relations Association (NSPRA) has recognized Frederick County Public Schools with two 2017 National School Communication Awards. The school division’s website earned an Award of Excellence while the 2015-16 Frederick County Public Schools Annual Report was recognized with an Award of Merit. NSPRA, whose mission is to advance education through responsible public relations and communication that leads to success for all students, represents communications professionals from school districts across the nation.

Frederick County Public Schools Coordinator of Policy and Communications Steve Edwards says, “There were nearly 950 entries in NSPRA’s National School Communication Awards Program this year, so it is a great honor to have Frederick County Public Schools recognized with two awards. Both the school division’s website and the Annual Report represent the work of many people, particularly Communications and Digital Design Specialist Lora Jarrell and Secretary Amy Scott. Having our school division’s website recognized is particularly gratifying after all of the work that’s been done to redesign and improve it over the past 18 months. Our previous website platform was cited as a major weakness in a communications audit conducted about two years ago, so we have made great progress in that area.”

Schools Superintendent David Sovine says, “Communication and community engagement are critical as we continue our work to develop community support and partnerships in order to help our students prepare to become successful, engaged citizens. Our school division is fortunate to have individuals in various departments who work together with a singular focus on keeping our students, parents, staff and the community informed of the many good things taking place in Frederick County Public Schools as well as the challenges we are working to overcome. Everyone involved in these efforts should take great pride in their work being recognized at the national level.”