Communications/Public Information

  • Welcome to the Communications/Public Information Department webpage.

    We are responsible for district-wide communications and public relations including media relations, public information, website/social media, publications, educational access TV channel, business and community partnerships, special events and recognition programs, and printing services.

    Our department has won numerous state and national awards for excellence in school public relations and communications.  Since 2014, the department has won 50 awards from the N.C. School Public Relations Association, including three "Best of the Best" awards.  The awards recognize the department's outstanding efforts in marketing, video production, website/social media, photography, publications, graphic design, and special events/programs.

    The department also has won National Awards of Excellence, National Awards of Merit, and Golden Achievement Awards from the National School Public Relations Association.

    Media Inquiries
    We look forward to working with members of the press to provide story ideas and information about Gaston County Schools. Please direct all media inquiries to Chief Communications Officer Todd Hagans.

    Click here for the Gaston County Board of Education policy about News Media Relations (Policy 5050).

    Requests for Public Information
    We are committed to providing access to public records and information.
    Please e-mail your request for public information to Chief Communications Officer Todd Hagans: or submit in writing to Gaston County Schools, Communications Department, P.O. Box 1397, Gastonia, N.C. 28053.
    Click here for the Gaston County Board of Education policy about Public Records (Policy 5070).
    Request to address the Board of Education
    At each regular monthly meeting, an opportunity is provided for the public to address the Board.  For more information, please call (704) 866-6100. 

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