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Why Community Relations?


The Community Relations Office is responsible for Haysville USD 261 media relations, community outreach, photography services, and publications. Our primary focus is to develop communication activities that promote effective ongoing communication with internal and external stakeholders that builds knowledge of and active support for the education of our students.

Community Relations Mission and Duties:

It is the Mission of the Haysville USD 261 Community Relations Office to:

  • Distribute information about District operations, objectives, educational programs, events, activities, students and staff.
  • Actively pursue communications activities promoting effective school, home and community partnerships.
  • Promote public and parent/guardian interest and participation in USD 261 schools.
  • Encourage communication with internal and external USD 261 audiences through the use of public appearances by key USD 261 communicators, newsletters, news releases, e-mail, Twitter and USD 261 web site.

The Community Relations Coordinator will:

  • Serve as media liaison and District spokesperson.
  • Respond promptly to media requests for information.
  • Coordinate all media interviews with staff and students conducted on District property.
  • Disseminate information to the public and media during a crisis or emergency.
  • Distribute news releases and photos about USD 261 activities/events, operations, objectives and educational programs.
  • Serve as editor of the District Newsletter Haysville USD 261 School News, online newsletter Inside News and informational brochures.
  • Serve as District photographer.
  • Serve as liaison for dissemination of news items to Channel 7.
  • Maintain a relationship with parents/guardians, community and area residents and media outlets.
  • Keep area residents informed about USD 261 operations, objectives, educational programs, events, activities, students and staff through the use of public appearances by key USD 261 communicators, newsletters, news releases, e-mail, Twitter and USD 261 web site.
  • Support USD 261’s missions and goals.
  • Be an advocate for public support of the District.
  • Facilitate external and internal communications.

Communications Director

Adia Ludwig

ADIA LUDWIG

Adia is joining the Haysville community after working in television news in Kansas for the last six years. Adia has worked as a producer at KWCH-12 and most recently, KAKE-TV 10. She started off as an investigative producer at KWCH-12 and created a scam franchise called ‘Don’t Fall For It’, as well as ‘What’s Trending Now’.

Adia spent most of her life in the southeastern portion of the U.S. She was raised in a small town in Georgia and received her Bachelors in Electronic Journalism from the University of South Carolina.

When she isn’t working, she loves spending time with family, reading, exercising, and vacationing with her husband Benjamin.

Contact Info:

Adia Ludwig
USD 261
1745 W. Grand
Haysville, KS 67060

Office: 316-554-2200
Email: aludwig@usd261.com

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