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Welcome to the Public Information Office

The Manhattan Beach Unified School District is committed to providing the community with continuous information about its schools, programs, and community.
The award-winning Public Information Office supports our Board Goal to communicate clearly and in a timely manner. You can find the latest MBUSD news on our social media, Superintendent's Newsletters, press releases, and more. 
Hibah Samad, Public Information Officer
(310) 318-7345 ext. 5908

Contact Hibah Samad if you have any news media and on-campus filming requests.
If you have any questions or concerns in regard to communications, please email us at [email protected].
If you would like to share any positive stories, photos, or videos about our students, staff, programs, and achievements please submit the story here

Manhattan Beach Unified’s Public Information Office Wins Six National Awards for Communications

Manhattan Beach Unified (MBUSD) celebrates the achievement of the 2023 National School Public Relations Association (NSPRA) Publications and Digital Media Excellence Awards in the categories of E-Newsletter (external audience), Branding/Imaging, and Video. Additionally, the District received Awards of Merit for social media, excellence in writing, and an honorable mention for in-house video production. 

Manhattan Beach Unified Public Information Office received the following awards and recognitions: 

Six NSPRA 2023 Publications and Digital Media Awards, which recognize outstanding education publications, e-newsletters, digital media programs, radio/TV/video programs, social media, infographics, blogs, and websites as follows:

  • Award of Excellence for the weekly Superintendent’s Newsletter.
  • Award of Excellence for MBUSD’s marketing Branding/Image Pkg for its 2022-23 enrollment campaign.
  • Award of Excellence for the “We Are MBUSD” video (produced in-house) series.
  • Award of Merit for social media growth and impact.
  • Award of Merit for Excellence in Writing. Public Information Officer Hibah Samad’s piece featuring Meadows Elementary Garden.
  • Honorable Mention for a video (produced in-house) about the new leadership team at Manhattan Beach Middle School (MBMS).

The Award of Excellence is the highest award by the National School Public Relations Association. MBUSD hired its first Public Information Officer in January 2022. The prestigious recognition honoring the success of the new role showcases the commitment and innovation to provide strong two-way communication and sharing impactful content and information with the MBUSD community and beyond. 

Since 1935, the National School Public Relations Association has provided school communication training and services to school leaders throughout the United States, Canada, and the U.S. Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) schools worldwide.
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