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Community Relations

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Kari Basson
Coordinator, Community Relations and Auxiliary Services

Lisa Pickett
Administrative Assistant
(937) 499-1458

Office Location:
500 Lincoln Park Blvd.
3rd Floor

Mailing Address:
580 Lincoln Park Blvd.
Suite 105
Kettering, Ohio 45429


Community Relations
The Kettering City School District is committed to open, honest, and thorough communication between the district and the community.

Coordinating this communication is the main responsibility of the Kettering City School District's Community Relations Office. Whether it's producing the district community newsletter, "The Blue Ribbon Report," planning for community events at the different school buildings; coordinating cable television programs; working with the local news media; keeping in touch via social media; or simply answering questions; the Community Relations Office strives to keep our publics as informed as possible about the Kettering Schools.

About Kettering City Schools

We are extremely proud of the academic, co-curricular and extracurricular programs that we offer to the students who attend our eight elementary schools, our two middle schools and our high school.

The Kettering City School District prides itself on offering a strong academic program to our students. The young people at our middle and high schools have an opportunity to choose from more than 200 course offerings, including gifted, honors and Advanced Placement classes. Fairmont High School is also an International Baccalaureate World School, offering students the IB Diploma Programme, as well as individual IB courses. 

Likewise, our elementary school program offers students a challenging and enriching curriculum that includes -- in addition to the traditional academic offerings -- strong music, art, physical education and computer education programs.

For the 11th year in a row, Kettering has been named a "Best Communities for Music Education" by the NAMM Foundation, recognizing the strong support our school music programs consistently receive from our community. In addition to the strong athletic, music and other extracurricular opportunities offered by the Kettering City School District, we are fortunate to be part of a community with a strong Parks, Recreation and Cultural Arts Department.

In addition, the James S. Trent Arena, located on the Kettering Fairmont High School Campus, offers Kettering residents access to a year-round indoor walking/jogging track, and the Kettering Fitness & Wellness Center -- located adjacent to the Trent Arena -- is a full-service center that provides members access to state-of-the-art fitness equipment and certified fitness and wellness professionals.