New Superintendent of Rappahannock Pubic Schools, Shannon Grimsley, seeks to expand the relationship between local media sources and the public schools.

From the Rappahannock News:

PIO opening

Shannon Grimsley, the new superintendent of Rappahannock County Public Schools, has announced that her office is accepting applications, through Sept. 4, for the school system’s new position of Public Relations and Digital Communications Officer.

“I would love to have some applicants with press and communications experience,” Grimsley tells the Rappahannock News, including retired journalists who might desire a part-time position — “about 20 to 25 hours per week.”.

Complete position details and responsibilities have been posted to the school system’s online employment page, under “certified openings.”

Among numerous other duties, the PR rep “will serve as a liaison between the school division and the media; respond to issues related to emergency situations both during and after normal operating hours for the purpose of receiving and conveying information; [and] provide training to division staff related to community relations and how to interact with the media.”

Editor’s note: The creation of such a position was recommended in a Rappahannock News editorial earlier this summer. We applaud the school system for bringing it to fruition.