Community College Board Recognition model news release
School Board Recognition Month: Model news release for community colleges
You may reproduce this news release on your college's letterhead and submit it to your local newspapers, radio and television stations. You may also want to send it to the Chamber of Commerce newsletter editor and the newsletter editors for other community organizations. Be sure to add information about special recognition you’re planning for your community college’s board members.
(Contact person, phone number and email address)
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Community college celebrates ‘School Board Recognition Month’
(Name) Community College will join school districts, education service districts and community colleges throughout Oregon to celebrate January as “School Board Recognition Month,” President (first and last name) announced (date/day of week).
“Our board members spend countless hours of unpaid time working to provide the best possible education for our students,” said President (last name). “They also serve as the corporate board of directors for one of our community’s largest employers. Celebrating School Board Recognition Month is one way to say thanks for all they do.”
School board members represent their fellow citizens’ views and priorities in the complex enterprise of maintaining and running the community’s public schools and community colleges, (president's last name) said. They also reinforce the principle of local control over public education, which is a highly valued aspect of education in Oregon.
“Too often the efforts of local school and community college board members go unrecognized,” (president’s last name) said.
(Add a paragraph or two describing the special ways you will recognize your community college board members during School Board Recognition Month.)
“Even though we are making a special effort during January to show appreciation for our community college board members, we recognize their contributions reflect a year-round effort on their part. They are dedicated individuals who are committed to improving student achievement and to fighting for the best for all of our students,” (president’s last name) said.