Community Relations

The Community Relations Office provides leadership in communications and community engagement that support Bloomington Public Schools’ strategic plan and its schools, staff and students.

We are committed to fostering effective two-way communications with input and feedback from both internal and external audiences. We work to establish positive relationships with parents and families, business leaders and community to build support for public education. We believe meaningful public engagement encourages community involvement in education that benefits children and increases student achievement.

Connect With Us

Email us at or send us a message through Let's Talk.

How We Communicate

Bloomington Public Schools uses a number of communications tools to engage with families and to share news, updates and information about everything happening in our school communities. Stay connected with us through the publications and communications channels listed here. 

See more information about our communication channels and archived copies of our previous newsletters on our Publications and Communications page.

What We Do

The Community Relations Office tells the story of Bloomington Public Schools by sharing news about student and staff accomplishments, programs in our classrooms, promoting performances, and more. We do this through news articles, newsletters, photography, video production, graphic design, and social media. We provide strategic communications for the district, including district updates and communications in emergencies and when school is impacted by weather. Our office manages information on the district website and helps manage school websites. We help schools with marketing and branding needs.

952-681-6406 - fax

Rick Kaufman, APR
Executive Director of Community Relations and Emergency Management

Kate Martin
Director of Marketing and Communications

Stephen Rydberg
Communications Coordinator

Kelsie Passolt
Communications Specialist

Julianne Anderson
Executive Assistant

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Welcome, Bloomington Public Schools alumni!

Any information shared with us about Bloomington Lincoln, Kennedy and Jefferson class reunions will be posted here.