November 11, 2019
Community Impact Newspaper – Cy-Fair staff members received the Texas Association of School Boards (TASB) Media Honor Roll designation at the CFISD Board of Trustees meeting on Nov. 11. From left to right, General Manager Kelli Ray, Senior Editor Shawn Arrajj, Senior Reporter Danica Smithwick, Publisher Jason Culpepper and CFISD Trustee Tom Jackson.
Nov. 11, 2019—Cypress-Fairbanks ISD presented Community Impact Newspaper – Cy-Fair with the Texas Association of School Boards (TASB) Media Honor Roll designation at the CFISD Board of Trustees meeting on Nov. 11.
The Media Honor Roll recognizes individuals and organizations in print, radio, television and digital media who make the effort to know the district’s mission and goals, report school news in a fair, accurate and balanced manner and maintains a no surprise policy by sharing information with school representatives.
“I think one of the of the things we’re always trying to do is pick those who are so supportive of public education,” said Bob Covey, TASB secretary treasurer and CFISD Trustee. “Community Impact has proven that time and time again in the amount of time they’ve been in our district. They’re very supportive in their news reporting, it’s very honest, it’s very factual and it’s something you can rely on. That’s what public education needs today.”
The Community Impact – Cy-Fair team consists of General Manager Kelli Ray, a Cy-Fair High School alumna, Senior Editor Shawn Arrajj, Senior Reporter Danica Smithwick and Graphic Designer Evelia Gramajo, a Cypress Springs High School alumna.
Community Impact – Cy-Fair has served the CFISD community for more than 10 years and prides itself for unbiased reporting and presenting factual information in a clear and concise way.
TASB is a nonprofit organization established in 1949 to serve local Texas school districts. School board members are the largest group of publicly elected officials in the state, serving approximately 5 million public school students.