The South Panola School District recognizes the responsibility of the news media to provide accurate and timely information to the community concerning issues and events that occur in our schools. While we are committed to cooperating with the news media request for access to our schools and students, we are also obligated to protect the privacy of students and employees. To help facilitate media requests, we ask media to use the following information as a guide for media information.
Any news story relating to the following topics should be coordinated through the Communications Office by contacting Public Information Director Jeff Eubanks at 662-563-0885 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
For requests for information directly related to a school (i.e., school events), media should directly contact the school’s principal. The Office of Communications will work closely with principals in regard to media requests.
Media Access to Schools
Request for Information
The South Panola School District ensures the protection of student/employee privacy and will not release any information that may reveal a student’s identity, respect the privacy of its teachers and employees and will not release any personal or personnel-related information unless required by law; not comment on any case that is before the courts; and refer all questions related to police investigations to proper authority.
The South Panola School District Superintendent can designate spokespeople to address issues relating to media inquiries. For media inquiries directly related to schools, each school’s principal can speak on issues impacting their school. Below is a list of designated spokespeople for the South Panola School District and their contact information.
South Panola School District
Public Information Director
South Panola High School
Batesville Junior High School
Batesville Middle School
Batesville Intermediate School
Batesville Elementary School