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Media in our Schools

Springfield Public Schools welcomes members of the media into our schools and strives to provide the most accurate and timely information available. The communication department should be your first point of contact for all media inquiries for our district.

Interviewing School Officials

SPS employs educators and administrators who, often times, are leaders in education. Our staff is prepared to discuss current and important issues with reporters. If you are interested in interviewing an SPS employee, your first point of contact is with the communications department. We are glad to help you find the correct resource for your story and arrange an interview time. The communications department can be reached at 413-787-7575.

Visiting Schools

SPS staff expects the communications department to be involved in communication between reporters and schools. If you would like to visit a school, please contact the communications department. We will work with your schedule as well as that of the students and staff in order to ensure that your visit is a successful one. Keep in mind that all of our schools participate in early dismissal days, standardized testing and school-wide events that may prohibit your visit on a specific day. When scheduling with communications, please offer a few available dates to visit the school.

Photographing Students and Staff

SPS operates in compliance with Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act. This law allows students and parents to opt out of the release of certain information about students including photographs. The communications department will work with each school to determine who cannot be photographed and interviewed according to FERPA guidelines. Before taking photos, video and quotes from SPS students and staff, please verify the legality of photographing these individuals with the communications department.

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