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Connecting schools and communities through effective communication practices

Communication Resources for Schools was founded in 1996 by nationally recognized school public relations and communications expert Tom DeLapp. The firm specializes in communication planning, training, counseling, reputation management, public engagement, publications production, and crisis communications assistance for public school districts, county offices of education, and educational organizations.

The mission of the firm is to...

  • Be passionate advocates for children and public education
  • Promote the importance and professionalism of school public relations
  • Cultivate communicating cultures within school districts and organizations
  • Enhance the communications capacity and capabilities of school leaders
  • Build stronger community support for public schools
  • Develop sustainable public engagement/communications programs for school districts and educational organizations

As your communications counsel we can help you...

  • Communicate during difficult labor negotiations, impasse, and strikes
  • Handle media relations during critical incidents, crises and emergencies
  • Implement strategies for dealing with interest groups and school critics
  • Develop campaigns to build support for district policies, decisions & programs
  • Raise public awareness about what's right and real in your schools
  • Communicate about student performance, school safety, and district budgets
  • Maintain effective internal communication, employee awareness, and morale
  • Engage and involve the public in their public schools
  • Coach individual school leaders on communication techniques and styles
  • Build relationships among management teams and school boards

On a project or hourly basis, you can retain the firm to provide consulting services or present a workshop or keynote address at your next conference or in-service training program. The firm also has Communication Resources that you can download and use immediately.

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