New Award for School Boards
Announced by H-E-B
Nominations are under way for the 2014 H-E-B Excellence
in Education awards. The awards program offers cash prizes
ranging from $5,000 to $100,000. School districts and community members may submit the name of a teacher, principal, school district, or early childhood facility for the honors.
New this year, nominations also are being accepted for school
The new award recognizes a school board that has demonstrated real leadership in the community that it serves. School
board finalists will receive $5,000 in the form of a grant to
the school district they serve. One school board will be chosen as a statewide winner and receive $25,000 in the form of
a grant to the school district it serves.
Deadline for all award nominations is January 20, 2014.
Nominations are not required for participation in the awards.
Educators, school districts, early childhood facilities, and
school boards are invited to apply for the awards. For more
information, visit www.heb.com/sectionpage/about-us/
Media Honor Roll
Deadline Is April 1
In an effort to promote the fact that our public schools are
quality places to educate Texas schoolchildren, TASB is again
facilitating the Media Honor Roll.
Reporters have the power to shape community attitudes about
public schools, and the Media Honor Roll is a way for districts
to recognize fair and balanced reporting about our schools.
The Media Honor Roll recognizes representatives in print, radio,
television, and online media. Criteria for honorees include the
1. Makes the effort to get to know the superintendent, board
president, district’s mission, and district’s goals
2. Reports school news in a manner that is fair, accurate,
3. Gives a high-profile position to good news about schools
4. Visits the schools
5. Maintains a policy of no surprises by sharing information
with school representatives
If you are working with reporters who deserve recognition, your
district can add their names to the Media Honor Roll. You can
submit the names of radio or television stations, newspapers,
online publications, or individual reporters. The nomination
form and sample resolution are available at tasb.org. Place the
cursor on the Services tab at the top of the page and click on
Communications & PR; select Recognition Programs from the
left menu, then select Media Honor Roll.
Deadline for nominations is April 1, 2014.
Notes to Remember
• The sample resolution should be used by the district
for presentation to news media, not as a requirement to
submit a nomination to TASB.
• We will send you personalized certificates suitable for
presentation to your nominees and a sample media release in mid-May.
• The nomination form provides space for up to three
name submissions. Photocopy or print more forms if you
have more than three entries.
• Nominees will be posted on tasb.org in mid-May.
Please download and e-mail nomination forms to shelley.
firstname.lastname@example.org. You also may download the form and mail to
TASB, Attention: Barbara Williams, Public Information Officer,
P.O. Box 400, Austin, Texas 78767-0400.
TASB appreciates your participation in this effort. Contact us at
800.580.8272, extension 6418, if you have any questions.H
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