At the regular meeting of the Berkshire Board of Education, the school board and superintendent Doug DeLong honored two reporters for their coverage of the Berkshire Schools.
Jean Bonchak of the News-Herald and Kim Breyley of the Middlefield Post were nominated by superintendent DeLong for the Ohio School Boards Association Media Honor Roll. Both reporters have covered events at Burton Elementary and the Junior Senior High School over the last three years.
Pictured: Jean Bonchak News-Hearld, Doug DeLong, superintendent, Kim Breyley Middlefield Post
The following was read in public session at the meeting.:
The community’s knowledge and opinions about the public schools depend on responsible reporting by local news media representatives who decide which news to share with the community, how much attention will be focused on various issues and what the tone of the reporting will be. Therefore, The Berkshire Board of Education would like to name Jean Bonchak, The News Herald, and Kim Breyley, Middlefield Post, to the 2014 OSBA Media Honor Roll. We express our appreciation for your balanced and accurate approach to sharing with this community both the challenges facing our schools and the successes achieved by the staff and students. Your work has aided this community in focusing on the goal of providing the best public schools we can for every child who attends them.
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