The resolution recommends that residents living within the 88-square-mile KISD boundary refer to their community as Klein, Texas. It also recommends residents within the ZIP codes use Klein as their postal city and all buildings use Klein, said Judy Rimato, associate superintendent for communications for KISD.
The idea originated from the board of trustees, Rimato said.
“There are some districts where the name of the district is the name of the town, and Klein is in four different towns, so sometimes we get lost,”she said.
The move is also, in part, to acknowledge the original settlers, Rimato said. Many of KISD’s schools are named after German surnames such as Theiss and Wunderlich.
“[The school names were] a conscious effort on the part of [former] Superintendent Donald Collins to preserve the history,” she said. “When he came here, there were still so many families of descendants of the original settlers [who] were involved in the school district. He just felt like that would be a beautiful tribute to the early founders of this area.”
Rimato said the Klein, Texas, designation, like the school names, is an effort to preserve the history and heritage of the area for future generations.