Nueces County Record Star news editor Tim Olmeda has been named for the second year in a row to the Media Honor Roll by the Tuloso-Midway Independent School District school board.
The Media Honor Roll, a program sponsored by the Texas Association of School Boards, recognizes media representatives statewide who deserve recognition for fair and balanced reporting of news about public schools.
Journalists from approximately 500 Texas newspapers and radio and television stations were honored by their local school districts.
Criteria for TMISD's selection included the media representative's efforts to get to know the superintendent, the school board president and the district's mission and goals. Other TMISD criteria were to report school news in a fair, accurate and balanced manner, giving high profile to positive news about TMISD schools, visiting the schools, and maintaining a policy of no surprises by sharing information with school officials.
The TMISD school board will make a formal resolution and presentation to Olmeda at its July 21 school board meeting.
"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," said TASB president Renard Thomas. "Their work aids local communities in focusing on the goal of providing the best public schools we can for every child."