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The ESBOCES Public Relations Department, housed within the Office of Communications, is the first point of contact for all news outlets and the in-house gateway to obtaining publicity for our organizations' exceptional programs, students and staff members.

Members of this award-winning department belong to both the New York School Public Relations Association (NYSPRA) and the Long Island School Public Relations Association (LISPRA), both of which are respected industry associations.

Public relations and graphic design services are also available to our component school districts. We can aid you in publicizing student and staff achievements, noteworthy events, milestones, responding to media inquiries, and handling crisis communications. Call 631-687-3265 for information.

Members of the media can contact the Public Relations Department directly at 631-687-3265.

ESBOCES staff who wish to request public relations coverage of a particular event or submit a newsworthy idea for promotional consideration can do so by reaching out to the department at
Fran Knoedl
Fran Knoedl
Public Relations Director
Heather Battaglia
Heather Battaglia
Public Relations Specialist