"Everything you need to succeed with parents, community leaders, employees, and more can be found in this book. Moore′s lifetime experience comes through with clear, no-nonsense ideas and insights that those working in schools can put to work right away."—William J. Banach, CEOBanach, Banach & CassidyAn on-the-job public relations and communications partner for everyone working in schools! As school public relations efforts play an increasingly vital role in helping students achieve and schools succeed, the communications expectations placed on school leaders at all levels continue to soar. Now this field-based reference offers educational leaders practical advice and specific tips for meeting the tough new communication demands they face daily. Ideal for both long-range planning and day-to-day basics, this guide helps leaders define and organize their school′s PR plan. The book offers step-by-step guidance on creating and applying communication tactics that work—from how to generate community support to managing crises, stopping rumors, handling media inquiries, dealing with critics, and much more. Emphasizing the PR responsibilities of all school employees, the author:Outlines the key components of successful communications programsCovers how to set reasonable expectations for communications effortsProvides questions for assessing PR needs, guidelines for judging what′s working and what′s not, and an abundance of checklistsOffers interview advice from professionals in the fieldEducational leaders will consult this comprehensive resource again and again as they plan and implement public relations activities to support student and school success!