Communications and Community Relations

Welcome to Community Relations

School districts need strong community support to deliver quality education. That support hinges on community members being informed about and engaged in the activities of schools and students on a continuous basis.

The Communications and Community Relations Department helps facilitate community engagement by providing information about the Sarasota County School District, the School Board of Sarasota County and individual schools directly to the community, creating opportunities for community members to advise the district on its effectiveness.

The Communications Department staff works with community organizations, the business community and government agencies to strengthen communications and understanding of their respective contributions to the quality of life in the community. The department organizes periodic Telephone Town Hall Meetings in which School Board members, the superintendent and other senior district staff members respond to questions directly from parents and other constituents about district issues and concerns about their students.

The Communications and Community Relations Department also supports the superintendent’s community relations efforts through a variety of advisory committees including the following:

  • Community Advisory Council
  • Elementary Teacher of the Year Roundtable
  • Secondary Teacher of the Year Roundtable
  • Superintendent’s Student Council

General comments and inquiries from community members may be sent to the district via the Contact us  link. Specific questions about communications and community engagement or requests for speakers to address organizations or service club meetings may be sent to the Communications and Community Relations Department by phone at 941-927-4009. 

Media Relations
Scott Ferguson, Manager

Debbie Tippen, Administrative Assistant

Online Communications and
Social Media Coordinator
Mina Ajrab, Specialist

Phone: 941-927-4009 or
941-927-9000 ext. 74009
Fax: 941-927-4059
1960 Landings Boulevard
Sarasota, Florida 34231
Green 3rd Floor

Education Channel 20/33
Leanne McIntire, Manager
Phone: 941-361-6355
Fax: 941-361-6358
4748 Beneva Road
Sarasota, Florida 34233

Volunteer & Partnership Office
Lyndsey Cantees, Coordinator

Jennifer Anderson, Administrative Assistant
Phone: 941-927-9000, ext. 31500
Fax: 941-361-6539
Green 1st Floor

Staff Listing

10/24/2017 - Toledo Blade Open House(Parent Teacher Conf Night)

10/25/2017 - School Board and SCTA Bargaining

10/26/2017 - Venice Middle Fall Band Concert

10/31/2017 - Mental Health First Aid - Manatee Community Foundation 2820 Manatee Ave. West, Bradenton 34205

11/1/2017 - School Board and SCTA Bargaining

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