#SchoolPR Insights

Commentary on school communications, marketing, public relations, referendum planning
and crisis communications from the team at the Donovan Group.

Communicating Before an Iowa PPEL Vote

Communicating Before an Iowa PPEL Vote

The concept of a voted Physical Plant and Equipment Levy (PPEL) is unique to Iowa education. It allows school districts to raise the local levy to fund project and improvements related to facilities, buildings and grounds. In most other states, districts may need to...

A School Communications Checklist for the Start of the School Year

A School Communications Checklist for the Start of the School Year

The weeks leading up to a new school year tend to be incredibly busy for school leaders. There's a never-ending list of items to check off to ensure the start of classes is as seamless and successful as possible for your students, staff and families. It's also a time...

Getting Started with a School District Rebranding Effort

Getting Started with a School District Rebranding Effort

In an era of open enrollment and charter, voucher, virtual and private schools, public schools and districts must have a distinct brand if they hope to compete among the wide variety of options available to families and students. This makes school district rebranding...

Crisis Communications

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