2004-2005 Press ReleasesContact: Christine McGrew, Dan Evans
SAN BERNARDINO – The deadline for nominations for the San Bernardino County Education Medal of Honor and Distinguished Service Award is Feb. 28.
The 14th annual San Bernardino County Education Medal of Honor, a 2004 Golden Bell Award recipient, recognizes individuals and organizations for significant contributions made to public education in the county. The Distinguished Service Award, which started in 1998, recognizes up to two individuals for exceptional leadership and high levels of service to public education in San Bernardino County. Honorees may be career educators, school board members or community members actively supportive of the public schools.
Nominations for the Education Medal of Honor can be made in six categories: Volunteer in Action/Community Volunteer; Volunteer in Action/Service Group; Partners in Education/Small Business or Franchise; Partners in Education/Corporation; Excellence in Education/Education Professional; and Excellence in Education/Student Alumni.
Criteria for nominations should focus on ways in which an individual or organization made an impact or lasting contribution, served as a positive role model and created an awareness and support for education in the community.
Nomination forms for both awards have been distributed to all school districts in San Bernardino County. In addition, forms are available in the reception area of the San Bernardino County Superintendent of Schools office at 601 N. E St. in San Bernardino. The nomination forms also can be downloaded from the County Schools’ Web site at http://www.sbcss.k12.ca.us.
Entries need to be returned to the County Schools office, and the deadline is 4:30 p.m. on Feb. 28.
Judging for the Education Medal of Honor will be conducted by an independent panel from the California Inland Empire Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America. The organization is made up of public relations professionals with some 20,000 members nationwide.
Award recipients for both the Education Medal of Honor and Distinguished Service Award will be recognized at a ceremony during the April 25 spring meeting of the San Bernardino County School Boards Association.
For more information about the awards programs, contact the County Schools’ Communications Department at (909) 386-2403.