While it is the mission (and rightly should and must be) of the School Food Service Department is to provide a variety of appealing and nutritious meals with the purpose of supporting student performance in a safe and effective manner, it is also apparent that there are those that help in the process of communicating and presenting useful as well as significant information in the public interest with special emphasis when it comes to our children’s health and success.
Recently, Palm Beach County School Food Service Department’s Annual Report won the Sunshine Medallion Award from SUNSPRA (Sunshine State School Public Relations Association). SUNSPRA sponsors the award to recognize the hard work of Florida school districts through the School Public Relations Recognition Program. The School Food Service Department Annual Report won in the PR and Publications Category. The report is created every year summarizing the activities and programs School Food Service administered during the year. Last year this report was developed with a web based design.
The Sunshine Medallion Award will be presented during the Florida Association of School Administrators (FASA) Summer Conference on Tuesday, June 17, 2014. Follow this link to the School Food Service Department Annual Report: http://www.palmbeachschools.org/annualreport/2012/index.html
Who and what is SUNSPRA?
SUNSPRA (Sunshine State School Public Relations Association) is an organization dedicated to the needs, goals, and professional development of public relations experts who specialize in education communications. In fact, it is the definitive organization for PR professionals in Florida with ties to the National School Public Relations Association network. It offers both opportunities and benefits to members.
Quality educational communications and public engagement contribute to quality education for students. That's SUNSPRA’s goal. Making that happen isn't easy. Communications are critical information provided 24/7, implementation of image campaigns, producing special events for massive guests, and developing district policies. The door to the office is the first stop when something needs to be done. The light in the office is the last to be put out at night. It all gets done! Education in the Sunshine State has never been more exciting. Effective Communication has never been more challenging and, SUNSPRA's role has never been more vital.
SUNSPRA’s Mission: To build widespread support for Florida public education by engaging all key stakeholders in student success and public school improvement. SUNSPRA’s Vision: To become known as the premier resource for educational information in Florida.
REF: SDPBC (Press Release) Public Affairs Office, June 2014