South Dakota School Communications


Your school district has a story to tell.

There are outstanding things happening within your school buildings every day. Through great communication, you can make sure your parents, staff, students and community members know about everything that’s going right in your school or district. You can expand your communications capacity by developing scalable strategies and getting the support you need.

Are you looking for more effective ways to reach your key stakeholders? Make the Donovan Group your school communication partner. We proudly serve K-12 public schools and districts throughout South Dakota.


Here's how we can help.

Communications Planning

Our planning process focuses on transparency and engaging all of your key stakeholders. This leads to a month-by-month strategy that details your goals, strategies, tools and key performance indicators. You’ll build your capacity and communicate by design—not by chance.


Referendum Assistance

We advise on all aspects of communicating in advance of a South Dakota bond referendum. We believe a well-planned and executed referendum should bring together community members in support of their local schools. This results in a greater degree of trust.



We create, implement and analyze staff and community surveys focused on communications, facilities, referenda, branding and various other subjects. Our team develops survey drafts, promotes surveys in the community and examines the data through reports.


Video Services

Video is an increasingly effective way to reach your stakeholders, especially through digital media. We storyboard, film, edit and produce professional videos on virtually any subject relevant to your school or district.


Content Creation

Every day, we write articles, blog posts and news releases for our clients. Our skilled writers can also create content for your website. You can also turn to us for speeches, brochure content and other marketing content.


Web & Graphic Design

Our graphic and digital design services include, one-pagers, fact sheets, brochures, mailers, display boards and other marketing collateral. We’ve also assisted many schools and districts with their rebranding and logo creation efforts.


Communication Support

We serve as your dedicated communications team, providing you with content, editing, web and graphic design, surveys, reports and more. We assist you in telling your school or district’s story every single day.

Media Relations & Training

We have fielded thousands of calls from education reporters and understand just how critical it is to respond quickly and appropriately to media inquiries. We train you and your team on media relations, allowing you to effectively handle reporters’ calls, give great on-camera interviews and establish yourself as a credible source of information.


Crisis Communication

When a crisis situation hits, you must communicate in a clear, accurate and timely manner. We are available 24/7 to take action, helping you gather facts, reach your most critical stakeholders and respond to media inquiries quickly and effectively.

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Contact Us To Get Started

Do you need immediate assistance? Call us at 800-317-7147.