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Learn to Produce ADA Compliant Documents on June 29

Make your school district's PDF, Microsoft Office and Google Drive documents ADA compliant!
Attend MSPRA's 2017 Summer Drive-In Conference: ADA Action Lab on Thursday, June 29 at Ingham ISD, 2630 W. Howell Rd., Mason, MI 48854. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. The program runs from 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m. and includes lunch.

Not only will you learn how to produce compliant Word, Excel, Google Dirve and PDF documents, but you will have an entire afternoon to work one-on-one with the ADA compliance experts from Foxbright. To make of the most of this experience, bring your laptop and electronic version of the documents you wish to make compliant.

Submit Nominees for MSPRA's New School Communicator Award

Nominations for the "Gerri Allen Outstanding School Communicator Award" will be accepted until JUNE 30, 2017. This newly instituted MSPRA award will annually recognize a practicing Public Relations professional in a public school, district, educational agency, service center, or intermediate unit for outstanding leadership in school public relations and communications.


The award will provide a platform for working PR professionals and members of the school community to recognize leaders in the school PR field and thank them for their service. Use the Outstanding School Communicator Form to nominate a deserving practitioner by June 30, 2017. The winner and nominator will be recognized at the annual MSPRA conference. Help us recognize those who share what is right about public education by nominating a school PR professional today.

Koehler Named Gaskins Award Winner
He will accept the award at the NSPRA Seminar

Ron Koehler, APR, Assistant Superintendent for Organizational and Community Initiatives and Legislative affairs for Kent ISD, is the National School Public Relations Association's (NSPRA's) 2017 Barry Gaskins Mentor Legacy Award recipient.

The award recognizes a practicing school public relations professional for: outstanding efforts in mentoring colleagues new to school public relations; providing counsel and advice on job success; and assisting colleagues in their professional development by creating or providing programs and activities designed to improve PR skills and knowledge.


It is given in memory of Barry Gaskins, APR, an NSPRA past president who was known for his deep commitment to supporting and mentoring colleagues as well as for his passion for public education. In the spirit of the award, Ron will designate a mentee of his choice to receive a scholarship to the NSPRA National Seminar.

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Members of the Michigan School Public Relations Association (MSPRA) are public relations and communication specialists, superintendents and board members, community educators and teacher association directors, curriculum specialists, teachers and college professors and students.