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Communications & Public Relations

The Faribault Public Schools communications department supports the district’s fifth vision statement: To engage in open and authentic communication and interactions to inform and promote pride within the Faribault education community.

Faribault Public Schools communicates with a variety of stakeholders in District 656, including students, families, staff and community members. The department works to effectively share information through a variety of channels and capacities, including: Community engagement, internal communications, marketing, media relations, notifications and alerts, publications, public relations, social media and our websites.

Matt Steichen is the Community Relations Coordinator for the district.

Media Requests

If you want access or permission to use the Falcon logo, contact Community Relations Coordinator Matt Steichen at (507) 333-6152 or email.

Faribault Public Schools recognizes the responsibility of the news media to provide accurate and timely information to the community concerning issues and events that occur in our schools. While we are committed to cooperating with the news media request for access to our schools and students, we are also obligated to protect the privacy of students and employees. To help facilitate media requests, we ask media to contact Community Relations Coordinator Matt Steichen at (507) 333-6152 or email him at msteichen@faribault.k12.mn.us.

Requests for Information

Faribault Public Schools ensures the protection of student and employee privacy and will not release any information that may reveal a student’s identity; will respect the privacy of its teachers and employees and will not release any personal or personnel-related information unless required by law; will not comment on any case that is before the courts; and will refer all questions related to police investigations to proper authority. 

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