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The Communications Department provides strategic input in decision-making and communicating decisions of the administration and School Board. The department is responsible for developing and assisting with communication for both internal and external audiences, including community, government and media relations; crisis communication and mass notification; website and social media; news releases, newsletters and marketing materials; advertising sponsorship; brand standards and requests for information.

The Communications Department oversees operation of District 196 Cable TV and District 196 YouTube Channels the district’s Legislative Advisory Council. The Communications Department also produces a quarterly newsletter, Spotlight, that shares stories of infinite possibilities from around District 196. 

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Cable TV Broadcast Schedule

District 196 television programming and on-demand video

District 196 TV provides programming that showcases the students, staff and schools of District 196, including:

  • School Board meetings,
  • Activities in the classroom,
  • Sporting events,
  • Fine arts events,
  • Graduation ceremonies,
  • And much more.

District 196 TV broadcasts year round 24 hours per day. District 196 TV originates from Apple Valley High School, 14450 Hayes Road, Apple Valley, MN, and is part of the Communications Department.

Where you can view our broadcasts

To view District 196 on-demand videos, visit our District TV YouTube channel.

District 196 scheduled broadcasts can be viewed on your local area cable channels

  • District 196 Cable TV broadcasting schedule
  • Channel 19 on the Comcast service for subscribers in Burnsville and Eagan;
  • Channel 20 on Thursdays and Saturdays on Comcast Services for subscribers in Inver Grove Heights;
  • Spectrum Cable Channel 189 for subscribers in Apple Valley, Rosemount and Lakeville;
  • Channel 8337 on Century Link Twin Cities Live;

Department Contacts

Tony taschner

Director of Communications
Phone: 651-423-7775

emily buss

Communications Specialist
Phone: 651-423-7746