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The Communications Department is highly focused on effectively and efficiently promoting Geary County Schools students, faculty, and staff. This department publishes all of the district’s marketing and promotional brochures, maintains the district website, and manages all district websites as well as oversees district use of social media. Communications is also the public relations arm of USD 475. The media relations coordinator serves as the official school spokesperson and oversees all district communication while working with the department to provide print, broadcast, and social media to the public in order to highlight the many accomplishments of Geary County Schools. Communications also oversee district events and meetings, social media and web presence, image and branding, history, and district award programs. 

Image, Style, and Branding

The USD 475 brand is an important piece of conveying professionalism and competency to our families, community members, and other supporters. Maintaining this image is key to establishing trust and credibility, especially because of our highly-transient population. Families should be able to recognize an official USD 475 communications piece by the branding, which includes those pieces developed by individual schools.

The Communications Department oversees the use of district sanctioned logos and branding. The use of district image should be approved by the Communications Department. Branding use must follow the image and branding guidelines for USD 475. School and district logos can be obtained by request on a case-by-case basis for items such as district programs, events, and school/district sanctioned items. For more information contact the Communications Department.

Receiving Communications from USD 475

Information sent to Geary County Schools families comes from the individual school or the main district communications team which includes the Communications Department. These messages are sent via email, text message, and mobile app notifications, and traditional postal mail. It is important to keep contact information up-to-date so that these messages can be received.

There are many ways to stay informed on USD 475 schools, events, and programs. To stay in the know, download the USD 475 mobile app for free on iOS or Android, follow the district on social media, and subscribe to an RSS feed from connectED (the district news website). For more information on ways to receive information from Geary County Schools contact the Communications Department.

Joshua Ferguson

Joshua Ferguson

Digital Media Specialist

The Digital Media Specialist works with the district's internal and external public information and is the leader in providing quality media content for all USD 475 communication platforms in order to better share news, events, and stories about USD 475.

Sacha Johnston

Sacha Johnston

Marketing & Media Relations Specialist

The Marketing & Media Relations Specialist maintains the district websites and associated social media systems; planning events; providing information and services to school site employees, district employees, and non-employee regarding marketing and media relations.