The Communications Services 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 and maintains the connectED.usd475.org district news website. The Communications Department is also the public relations arm of the USD 475. The executive director 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. The Communications Department also oversees the district’s cable television station Cox TV-20, 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 in 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 and should follow the image and branding guidelines. School logos can be obtained by request on a case-by-case basis. 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. 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.
Mat DrogeExecutive Director of Communication Services
Quilaztli PastorelliDistrict Media Specialist
Christine JohnsonCommunications Coordinator