Welcome to Communications & Community Engagement

  • Welcome to Communications & Community Engagement

     
    Mission Statement
    The Communications and Community Engagement Office engages Washoe County School District's stakeholders in authentic, effective, and open two-way communication and partners with them to educate "every child, by name and face, to graduation."

    Major Functions
    The Communications Department supports the District’s mission, vision, and core beliefs by delivering effective, authentic, two-way communication with all of its stakeholders. The department is responsible for the District’s internal and external communication efforts, media relations program, social media presence, brand management, marketing material production, and community engagement initiatives. The Communications Department serves as an internal consultant to schools and other departments on communication-related issues, regularly partnering with other staff members to ensure communication needs for district-wide initiatives are met. The department also provides media training and social media training to internal stakeholders. Additionally, members of the Communications Department serve on the District’s Emergency Response Team (DERT) and handle internal and external communication for all emergency situations.
     
     Irene Payne
     
    Chief Communications and Community Engagement Officer
    ipayne@washoeschools.net
    Executive Assistant: Jennifer Caldwell
    Phone: 775-348-0371
     
     
     
     
    Welcome Center
    Irene Zaraco
    Welcome Center Receptionist
     
     
     
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Notice of Non-Discrimination and Web-Accessibility

  • The District prohibits bullying, cyber-bullying, harassment, sexual harassment, discrimination and/or retaliation in any of its educational programs/activities, employment, and employment opportunities.  For the District's full Notice of Non-Discrimination statement as well as methods to address questions and concerns please visit our Notice of Non-Discrimination and Web Accessibility page.

    For more information, visit the Civil Rights Compliance Department page.