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Gates Chili wins two awards for budget communication

Gates Chili Central School District has been recognized by the New York School Public Relations Association (NYSPRA) in the 42nd Annual Communication Awards. The district was awarded an Award of Excellence for its video series about budget and an Award of Honor for the budget issue of the district newsletter. There are three levels of distinction; Excellence is the highest, followed by Honor and Merit, respectively.


In all, 403 entries were received with approximately 30% of those receiving awards. NYSPRA accepts submissions in 14 different categories and the entries are judged by communication professionals across the country.


The winning items and communication staff members who worked on them are:


Budget/Bond Newsletter
Gates Chili CSD District Newsletter - Budget Issue

  • Iva Petrosino, Gates Chili Director of Communications
  • Lindsey Reddig, BOCES 2 Communication Specialist
  • Lisa Constantine, BOCES 2 Graphic Designer


Strategic Campaign
A Bit of Budget Video Series

  • Iva Petrosino, Director of Communications
  • Dr. Mitchell Ball, Assistant Superintendent for Business