By Stephanie York, JD, Vice President, Hennes Communications
Q: Why should a local school system (K-12) reach out to a crisis communications firm?
A: Quick – What’s the single highest priority for a public, private, independent or parochial school? It’s not education. It’s safety. And just one part of that safety net is making sure the communications team has a crisis communications plan at their fingertips should the need arise. Here are just a few reasons your school district may want to call us, or another reputable and vetted crisis communications firm:
In order to best prepare your school district to successfully communicate during a crisis, it’s always best to have an established relationship with a qualified crisis communications firm or consultant. But first, you should conduct due diligence to make certain that consultant or firm truly has the deep experience necessary – and you should do it now before you are in the midst of a crisis. Precious time is lost if you are scouting a crisis team at the onset of a crisis.
Hennes Communications has been vetted by the Ohio School Board Association and is their crisis communications team of choice. Under an exclusive contract with us, all OSBA schools get ½ hour of advice from us for free—and quite often, that may be all you need.
We work in all 50 states, so if you need us, we’re open 24/7/365 at 216-321-7774.