this year’s annual Texas School Public Relations Association (TSPRA)
Conference, the Klein ISD communications and planning department was again
recognized as a stand out department in many categories, also earning two
coveted Crystal commendations.
is the second consecutive year that we have been awarded a Crystal,” said Judy
Rimato, Klein ISD associate superintendent for communications and planning.
“This top award is not easy to earn and we are thrilled to see our efforts as a
team turn in to such a big accomplishment.”
year, the department earned 11 awards including two Crystal commendations, one
Crystal certificate of merit, two gold
stars, two silver stars, and two bronze stars for their for their
graphic design, writing, video packages, and more. The Crystal commendations
were received for larger projects including the annual staff recognition
banquet and the retirement celebration for former Klein ISD Superintendent, Dr.
addition, this is the second consecutive year that the district’s Paint the
Community with Peace project has been awarded a gold star.
think it’s great that this project continues to grow each year and those
efforts are recognized with an award from our communication peers,” said Kate
Hope, Klein ISD communications supervisor and co-lead on the Paint the
Community with Peace project. “We know that this project is unique and we are
fortunate to continue receiving this type of honor.”
for the awards are divided into three divisions based on the number of students
in the district, under 10,000 students; 10,000 – 30,000; and over 30,000
students. Independent judges review all award submission and score each entry
based on set criteria; therefore awarding bronze, silver, and gold stars.
have an amazing and talented team that understands the importance of telling
the Klein ISD story,” said Rimato. “Winning such prestigious awards year after
year shows the dedication of the team.”