Information for the Media
The Ladue School District strives to provide the media with the most accurate and timely information available. If you are interested in reporting on a story about the Ladue School District, please review the information below.
Interviewing School Officials: Many of the employees of the Ladue School District are leaders in education and are prepared to discuss current and important issues with reporters. If you are interested in interviewing a Ladue Schools employee, your first point of contact is with the Communications Department. We will help you find the correct resource for your story and arrange an interview time. Please call us at (314) 983-5325.
Visiting Schools: Whenever a reporter is on Ladue School District property, a district administrator or Communications Department staff member should be with them. If you would like to visit a school, contact the Communications Department. We will work with your schedule, as well as that of the students and staff, to ensure your visit is successful. Keep in mind that all of our schools participate in early dismissal days, standardized testing and schoolwide events that may prohibit your visit at a specific day or time. We appreciate your patience and flexibility when working around these conflicts.
Photographing Students and Staff: The Ladue School District operates in compliance with Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA). This law allows students and parents to opt out of the release of certain information, including photographs. Before we can allow anyone to take photos, video and/or quotes from our students, a building administrator or Communications Department staff member must verify these individuals have the proper release information on file.
Learn About the Ladue School District
From updates from the latest Board of Education meeting, to historical information about our individual districts and schools, please visit the following sections of this website:
- Communications Department: For a complete listing of the various types of communications used by the district, as well as descriptions and links for those communications.
- Publications: For links to the most timely information shared with our community.
- History: For extensive background about the history of the district beginning when the district was first founded as an elementary school district in 1939.
Contact Us: For more information, to request information, or to schedule a visit, please contact Director of Communications Susan Downing at (314) 983-5325.