School District Of The City Of York

Media Guidelines and Inquiries

Media Inquiries

As a local public school system, the School District of the City of York recognizes the importance of providing accurate and relevant information to our students, staff, and community. Please read all the information below regarding media inquiries, and we will do our best to respond in a timely manner.

Note: Please submit your inquiry as far in advance as possible.  A week in advance is ideal. We rarely can accommodate same-day requests. Thank you.

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ShaiQuana Mitchell – mitchsha@ycs.k12.pa.us
Communications Coordinator
School District of the City of York

Media Inquiry- Requested Information

All media outlets should send an email to the Communications Coordinator using the following format:

Subject: MEDIA INQUIRY [ topic of requested information]

Body of Email: Should include all of the information requested below

  • Media Outlet
  • Reporter’s Name
  • Reporter’s Phone Number
  • Reporter’s Email
  • Reporter’s Supervisor Name
  • Reporter’s Supervisor Phone Number
  • Reporter’s Supervisor Email
  • Story Topic and specified angle of said topic
  • Full explanation of objectives and specific questions
  • Story Deadline (Date and Time)
  • Publication Date

Note: Incomplete requests will be sent back for completion.

Media Guidelines

The School District of the City of York is committed to maintaining a safe, secure, and positive learning environment with clear academic goals and high expectations for all of our students. We take the safety and privacy of our students, teachers, and all District personnel very seriously.

The School District of the City of York will make every reasonable effort to provide information which is a matter of public record to media outlets when and if it becomes available and is in compliance with State and Federal law, specifically but not limited to Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) and Protection of Pupil Rights Amendment (PPRA), both of which can be accessed at the U.S. Department of Education website at www.ed.gov

Members of the media are not permitted on any School District of the City of York property (including parking lots and bus loading/unloading zones) without the prior consent or invitation of the Communications Coordinator.

Faces and recognizable images of a person under the age of 18 may not be published or broadcast without the written consent of a parent/guardian.

All requests for information to include, but not limited to interviews, photos, statements, and statistics, should be directed to the Communications Coordinator (via email using the above-requested information format), who will contact the appropriate spokesperson and/or provide public information when and if it is available.

In the event that any incident involves a formal investigation, the School District of the City of York will defer all comments to the investigating agency, including but not limited to, local, state and federal law enforcement, and fire departments. In addition, the School District of the City of York does not provide comment to the media regarding any active litigation.

We look forward to working with you in a mutually respectful environment that honors both your mission and ours.

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