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RPS is excited to partner with the media to highlight the great things happening throughout the division. We look forward to inviting you into our schools and sharing stories of our students and staff that inspire, uplift, and unite the RPS community.

Media Guidelines

In order to best support you, all media requests will be streamlined through the Office of Engagement. To help facilitate these requests, we ask the media to adhere to the following guidelines and procedures:

  1. POINT OF CONTACT FOR RPS MEDIA RELATIONS

All media inquiries and interview requests should be directed to mediarelations@rvaschools.net 

Note: Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests should be directed to foia@rvaschools.net.

  1. ACCESS TO SCHOOLS

We welcome the media at all of our schools. All media visits must be cleared by the Office of Engagement prior to arrival. Once the visit has been approved, media representatives are required to check-in at the front office.

  1. PHOTOGRAPHING, VIDEOTAPING, OR INTERVIEWING STUDENTS

RPS operates in compliance with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA). This law allows students and parents to opt-out of the release of certain information about students including photographs and video. The Office of Engagement will work with each school to determine who cannot be photographed and interviewed according to FERPA guidelines. Please check with the Media Relations team before taking photos, video, or conducting interviews with students.

  1. DESIGNATED SPOKESPERSONS

The following are the designated spokespersons for Richmond Public Schools:

  • Jason Kamras, Superintendent

  • Dr. Shadae Harris, Chief Engagement Officer

  • Michelle Hudacsko, Chief of Staff

  • Matthew Stanley, Director, Advocacy & Outreach

  • Sarah Abubaker, Associate Director, Advocacy & Outreach

Media Resources

RPS Style Guide

The official guidelines for RPS logos, branding, and correspondence.

Download Here

RPS Logos

Multiple formats of logo files available.

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Media Opt-Out Forms

Forms for families to opt-out of photographs and videos.

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