OHSPRA named Exemplary Chapter
The National School Public Relations Association announced OHSPRA as an Exemplary Chapter in the area of professional development during an awards ceremony held at the National Seminar in July. OHSPRA earned this award for the chapter’s work to help both OHSPRA members and educators build PR skills during the 2015-16 year. Only four chapters across the nation earned this award.
As part of the award process, NSPRA judges reviewed OHSPRA’s alignment to Nationals, chapter goals and objectives, measurable outcomes, promotion and elevation of the importance of school PR, ability to support and grow communication skills, advocacy for students and schools, website, newsletters and meeting agendas and minutes. In addition, NSPRA reviewed event participation, effectiveness and marketing materials for OHSPRA’s fall workshop with Ohio School Boards Association, the networking event and presentations during OSBA’s Capital Conference, presentations with ESCs, SchoolMessenger workshops, conference scholarship, awards program and the OHSPRA Spring Conference.
OHSPRA was also required to have at least 10 members in NSPRA, meet at least once during the year, submit a cash flow report, submit a list of all 161 members, have an annual election and adhere to bylaws.