Kennewick School District's Communications Department oversees all internal and external communications for schools, departments, and programs.

Services provided:

  • Media Relations
  • Community Relations
  • Bond & Levy Communication
  • Employee Recognition
  • Website
  • Social Media

Media Inquiries

All requests for information to include, but not limited to, interviews, photos, statements, and statistics, should be directed to the Director of Communications, who will contact the appropriate district spokesperson and/or provide public information when and if it is available.

Please understand that the Kennewick School District's first priority is maintaining a safe and secure learning environment for all of our students. We take the safety and privacy of our students and staff seriously.

Kennewick School District will make every reasonable effort to provide information which is a matter of public record to media outlets when and if it becomes available and is in compliance with State and Federal law, specifically, but not limited to, Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) and Protection of Pupil Rights Amendment (PPRA), both of which can be accessed at the U.S. Department of Education website at

Members of the media are not permitted on any Kennewick School District property (including parking lots and bus loading/unloading zones) without the prior consent or invitation of the Kennewick School District Director of Communications. If invited, members of the media are required to check in at the front office.

Faces and recognizable images of persons under the age of 18 may only be published or broadcast with district permission.

In the event that any incident involves a formal investigation, the Kennewick School District will defer all comment to the investigating agency, including but not limited to, local, state, and federal law enforcement and fire departments.


(509) 222-5001

Department Contacts

Robyn Chastain
Director of Communications and Public Relations
(509) 222-7424
Kelsey McMahon
Visual Media & Communications Coordinator
(509) 222-6580
Kara McMurray
Communications Coordinator
(509) 222-6827