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Public Information/Community Engagement

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511 Cleveland Street
P.O. Box 30002
Durham, NC 27702
Phone: 919-560-3652
Fax: 919.560-2007

Public Information and Community Engagement (PICE) provides internal and external communications for Durham Public Schools. This office is the primary contact for the news media, newcomers, and anyone with questions about the schools. PICE coordinates the District Web site, DPS Cable Channel 4, selected recognition events and other activities for the district. Employee, parent and community communications, along with a number of external outreach efforts also are key functions of this office.

Public Information and Community Engagement Contacts


  • RecognitionPublic Affairs coordinates recognition activities for DPS administrative assistants during Administrative Professionals Week, for National Board Certified Teachers, for staff appreciation award winners, for students in middle and high schools who make all A’s, and for other special recognitions.
  • Celebrations at Board of Education Meetings – recognize DPS staff and students at board meetings for their accomplishments.
  • Parent Information Hotline – a toll-free telephone number for parents to call to learn about DPS activities.
  • Showcase of Schools campaign to inform parents of DPS choices and invite parents in for school tours.
  • Cable TV Channel – programming for Cable TV 4 including video segments and calendar items.
  • Holiday Giving – DPS Central Services' giving to the Food Bank of NC.
  • National Board Certification Dinner – DPS recognition of teachers who have earned National Board Certification.
  • American Education Week – DPS activities to commemorate this special week.
  • Media Training for Principals – train principals to work with the news media.
  • Teacher Appreciation Week – recognition that is coordinated with Human Resources to recognize DPS teachers.
  • Administrative Professionals’ Reception – held to honor DPS administrative professionals.
  • Employee Discount Card – cards that allow DPS employees to have discounts at area businesses.

Important Dates

  • August—SmoothStart school opening
  • April — Administrative Professionals Recognition
  • May-June—Middle and High School All A events


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