The Fulton County School System prides itself on positive relationships with the news media. These relationships have been formed by understanding that reporters represent the public at large, and are in essence, representatives of our school community.
The Communications Department prefers to be the first point of contact when the news media needs information. Communications staff members are often close to the story and can provide the necessary details, or can connect a reporter with someone who can share the information. Contacting this department first may save reporters the trouble of unreturned calls or the embarrassment of getting incorrect or incomplete information from a source that may not have all of the facts.
Deadlines are respected, with the goal of providing complete information as soon as possible. Phone calls and emails, if not immediately answered, will be returned the same day or at the very latest within 24 hours.
404-763-6830 office phone
Press officers are equipped with email-enabled cell phones so that requests can be received and answered after-hours in a timely manner. Most local newsrooms have the press officers' cell phone numbers on file.