Local Media Honored
Stephen Hayes and the San Augustine Tribune have been named to the 2016–2017 Media Honor Roll, a program sponsored by the Texas Association of School Boards (TASB), a nonprofit organization established in 1949 to serve local Texas school districts. He was nominated by the San Augustine Independent School District, and recognized at the Board Meeting on Thursday, July 27.
The Media Honor Roll recognizes media representatives statewide for fair and balanced reporting of news about public schools. Media from newspapers, radio and television stations, and online publications across the state are being honored by their local school districts this month.
Criteria for the district selection included the media representative’s efforts to get to know the Superintendent, Board of Trustees, and the district’s mission and goals; report school news in a fair, accurate, and balanced manner; give a high profile to positive news about schools; visit the schools; and maintain a policy of no surprises by sharing information with school officials.
“Districts across Texas appreciate these reporters for their balanced and accurate approach to sharing both the challenges facing our schools and the successes achieved by local teachers, students, and school boards. Their work aids local communities in focusing on the goal of providing the best public schools we can for every child,” said Charles Stafford, TASB president.
The Superintendent of Schools, Virginia Liepman, read a formal Resolution and presented a personalized certificate to thank Stephen Hayes for his many years of outstanding reporting and his genuine interest and support of SAISD.