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Rockwood School District

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Press Inquiries

Contact Information

Mary Lapak

Mary Lapak

Chief Communication Officer
David Morrison

David Morrison

Coordinator Communications

The Rockwood School District welcomes members of the media into our schools and strives to provide the most accurate and timely information available.

If you are interested in reporting on a story within the Rockwood School District, please review Policy 1405: Media Relations and News Coverage.

For after-hour media inquiries, please contact Mary LaPak at 610-420-0146.

Interviewing School Officials

Rockwood 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 a Rockwood employee, your first point of contact is with the Communications Department. We are glad to help you find the correct resources for your story and arrange an interview time.

Visiting Schools

Anytime a reporter is on Rockwood property, a communications staff member should serve as an escort. Rockwood staff expect the Communications Department to be involved in communication between reporters and schools. If you would like to visit a school, contact Communications. 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 a date and time with Communications, please offer a few available dates to visit the school.

Photographing Students and Staff

The Rockwood School District operates in compliance with the 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 Rockwood students and staff, please verify the legality of photographing these individuals with the Communications Department.

Board of Education

You can keep up to date with the latest information about the Rockwood Board of Education. View agenda items and board meeting activities at BoardDocs.