e-Comm Alerts

A bi-weekly service of PenSPRA is the e-Comm Alert bulletin. The current issue is posted on this page, and an e-mail notifies members that a new issue is available.  
e-Comm Alerts highlight member news, state initiatives and items of interest in the field of educational communications. 

You may use articles from e-Comm alerts in your district publications, but please credit PenSPRA.
Past issues are in the right column.
CURRENT Issue: April 13, 2015 — Volume 10, #13

1. Elections
2. Eastern region workshop
3. Symposium survey
4. Budget video
5. PRSA program
6. News from around the state and nation

PenSPRA Elections

It’s time for PenSPRA to elect officers! Please click here for a link for our annual elections. Please take a moment to vote by Monday, April 27th.

Eastern Workshop

The eastern region will be having a workshop on Thursday, April 16 from 9 am to 12 p.m. at Parkland School District. The first presentation will be “Crisis Communication Can Make or Break a District during an Extended Police Operation" by Wendy Frable, Director, Public Relations & Compliance Services, Pocono Mountain School District. Next, Chris Stanley, Community Relations Coordinator for Neshaminy School District will discuss “Jumping the Fence; the state of the local newspaper business.”  Chris will be followed by Nicole McGalla of Parkland School District who will share the secrets of her successful gala fundraiser. Finally, we will wrap up with a roundtable discussion. Further details are here.

Symposium Survey

Last week we sent out a survey about our 2015 Symposium, for both attendees and non-attendees. We appreciate your feedback on this survey as it helps us plan a program each year that best meets your professional development needs. If you didn't have a chance to take the survey yet, here is the link for attendees, and here is the link for non-attendees. The survey will be available until April 30th.

PRSA program

The northwestern chapter of PRSA is offering a one-day course “Meeting Today’s PR Challenges,” on Wednesday, May 20th in Erie. Perhaps a good opportunity for those of you in our northwestern corner to enjoy staff development close to home!   Details are here.

Budget Video

It is budget season, and this three minute video by PASBO about “Basic Education Funding” could be useful in your communities.

News from around the state and nation

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Contact PenSPRA
If you have an item for e-Comm Alert, please contact  Karen Smith
Vicki Flotta, President, Bethel Park SD (412) 854-8438
Angela Linch, Secretary/Treasurer, Methacton SD (610) 489-5020
Karen Smith, PenSPRA Executive Director (215) 622-1779
Nicole McGalla, Immediate Past President, (610) 351-5630
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