Leader Named to 2011 Media Honor Roll
Lexington ISD trustees honored both ladies at the September School Board Meeting last Monday. The Media Honor Roll recognizes media representatives statewide for fair and balanced reporting of news about public schools.
Media representatives from more than four hundred and fifty Texas newspapers, radio and television stations, and online publications were recognized.
Criteria for the selection included the media representative’s efforts to get to know the superintendent 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 Sylvester Vasquez, Jr., TASB president. TASB is a nonprofit organization established in 1949 to serve local Texas school districts. School board members are the largest group of publicly elected officials in the state. LISD trustees thanked Owen and Terrell for the frequent recognition of Lexington students in the Lexington Leader.