Communicating effectively with parents, staff, community members and other stakeholders can be challenging. OSBA offers several services to help school boards, administrators and their staff communicate effectively.

CommunicationPlus - This publication provides school communicators, board members and administrators with hundreds of public relations tips, ideas and articles on communication topics. Each issue includes art to use in promoting upcoming events and newsletters suitable for reproducing in staff newsletters. Learn more about a subscription to CommunicationPlus.

Community surveys - Gauge public opinion prior to making decisions that can impact long-standing district practices, community traditions, or new directions. OSBA can help you develop and implement a community survey that provides the data you need to guide your decision-making process. 

Strategic communications - Choose from a suite of fee-based services to help your school district strengthen its brand, community outreach and your strategic communication efforts. The services offered include communications auditsnewsletter production and social media services.

Workshops on social media training and media relations - Participate in workshops to hone your communication skills and learn best practices.