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The GCSS Communications Department is responsible for maintaining internal and external school district communications, establishing relationships with businesses and organizations, and connecting and engaging all stakeholders which include students, parents, families, employees, and the community through marketing, public relations, and community relations. 

Mission Statement

The GCSS Communications Department's mission statement aligns with the district's mission:  As One Gainesville, we will inspire, nurture, challenge, and prepare our students as we educate them to be successful in a 21st century global society.

Media Inquiries

For media inquiries, please contact Joy Griffin, Director of Marketing, Communications, and Public Relations, via email.

Partners in Education

GCSS provides the opportunity for businesses and organizations to establish partnerships with our schools and the school district. For additional information regarding the GCSS Partners in Education program, please see the Partners in Education tab to the right. For inquiries, please contact Lizzet Flores, Executive Secretary to the Superintendent, via email.

Flyer Distribution

The district allows flyer distributions only for the district/schools' Partners in Education (two distributions per school year) and the district's community partners. For more information, please contact Lizzet Flores, Executive Secretary to the Superintendent, via email.  

Joy Griffin

Director of Marketing, Communications and Public Relations

Partners in Education

Gainesville City School System recognizes our partners in education for their strong support of our students, employees, and our schools. It is through their generosity that we are able to provide resources and incentives that contribute to the overall success of our school district.

Partners in Education

  • Brusters Ice Cream of Gainesville
  • Chick-Fil-A Gainesville West
  • Carroll Daniel Construction Company
  • Hispanic Alliance GA
  • i9 Sports
  • Georgia Power Company
  • Turner Wood Smith Insurance