Public Information Office

The Public Information Office is a part of the Office of the Superintendent. DJUSD's Public Information Officer (PIO) is responsible for directing and managing District communications and public relations while ensuring strategies are in alignment with the District’s vision, mission and goals. Our office works in concert with schools, administrative divisions, community groups and individuals to provide information of interest to the school community. 

Primary functions include:

Centralized Emergency Communications
The Public Information Office provides accurate, consistent and timely information disseminated to appropriate audiences in urgent situations.  For more information about emergency communications and school safety, please visit our Safety website.
Media Contact and Support
The Public Information Officer is the primary media contact and official spokesperson for the district, managing publicity and public relations consultation to site and program administrators.

Please direct all media inquiries to Public Information Officer, Maria Clayton at 530-757-5300 x193 or
DJUSD News and Information Channels
The Public Information Office is responsible for building an effective communications network within the district and community by disseminating diverse information about Board of Education policies, school programs and services, as well as initiatives, innovations and accomplishments.

The Public Information Office manages official channels of district communication including the district website, district social media and the monthly DJUSD Parent Broadcast. We also manage the DJUSD flyer approval process for our school community, working in concert with the Student Support Services Department.

Public Records Requests
Public Records Requests can be made through our Business Services department. Requests must be in writing and will be accepted via email, mail, fax or in person.  Please provide all the requested information.
Strategic Communications Support
The Public Information Officer acts as advisor to the Superintendent and administrators on policies and procedures and serves on committees and ad hoc groups as necessary. 

The Public Information Officer is a member of the District Leadership Team and provides direction and consultation for media interviews, communication strategies as well as outreach and communication systems training.
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Maria Clayton
Public Information Officer

Maddie Shumway
Communications Specialist

Office Address
526 B Street
Davis, CA 95616

Office Phone
530-757-5300 x149

Recent Media Statements

DJUSD Press Statement Dec 7 12/7/18
All Schools, Offices Closed Nov 16 11/15/18
Da Vinci Charter Media Cov


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