Katy ISD Board of Trustees

Hindt to Contribute Financially to Possible Defamation Lawsuit

By George Slaughter Katy Independent School District Superintendent Dr. Lance Hindt will contribute up to $25,000 for legal fees to be used in a potential defamation suit, according to an amendment approved by Katy school board trustees at their Thursday meeting. Trustees approved hiring the Feldman and Feldman law firm at the meeting, in addition to approving the amendment to Hindt’s contract. Trustees took both these actions before Hindt announced his intention to resign January […]

Hindt to Resign as KISD Superintendent in January

Dr. Lance Hindt, Katy ISD Superintendent (Katy ISD photo)

By George Slaughter Dr. Lance Hindt tendered his resignation as superintendent of the Katy Independent School District Thursday night, following what he and some board trustees called a smear campaign against him and his family. “My immediate family has to come first,” Hindt said. “My wife and my children, they need me. In light of an organized, relentless and dishonest smear campaign against me, I cannot remain as superintendent.” Leaders of the anti-Hindt campaign were […]

KISD Board to Hold Special Meeting Thursday Night

By George Slaughter The Katy Independent School Board of Trustees will hold a special meeting Thursday night to decide whether to engage a lawyer to pursue legal action for defamation on behalf of Superintendent Dr. Lance Hindt, other school officials, and other district staff. Trustees will also decide whether to amend Hindt’s contract. Hindt was accused in March of participating in a bullying incident that allegedly took place over 35 years ago, when he was […]

Gesoff, Champagne Win School Board Seats

By George Slaughter Susan Gesoff and Dawn Champagne won their respective campaigns for seats on the Katy Independent School Board of Trustees Saturday. In the race for Position 6, Gesoff, an engineer, drew 3,324 votes, or 60%, against her challenger Scott Martin, an attorney. Martin drew 2,182 votes, or 40%. “I was very encouraged by how many people came out to the polls,” Gesoff said. “I was impressed by all four candidates and the clean campaigns […]

KISD Trustees Issue Statements of Support for Superintendent

Dr. Lance Hindt, Katy ISD Superintendent (Katy ISD photo)

By George Slaughter The Katy Independent School District Board of Trustees Tuesday night issued a second statement of support for Superintendent Dr. Lance Hindt following the online disclosure of a 35-year-old lawsuit against Hindt that alleged assault. The disclosure was made by Sean Dolan, a Katy internet marketing company owner who has had issues with Hindt and the district. The lawsuit alleged that Hindt, after leaving a party in February 1983, got out of his […]

Ashley Vann Announces Campaign for Katy ISD Board of Trustees Position 3

KATY, TX – Ashley Diehl Vann has announced her campaign for re-election for the Katy Independent School District’s Board of Trustees, Position 3. Ashley has served on the Katy ISD Board of Trustees since May 2014. Ashley is and has been invested & involved in KISD. She has called Katy home for almost thirty years. She is a James E. Taylor High School graduate. J Scot Vann, her husband of 23 years, is a graduate […]

Katy ISD Board of Trustees Approves Attendance Boundary Modifications

Approved ABMs to impact six campuses during the 2017-2018 school year During the Regular Meeting, the Katy ISD Board of Trustees approved the attendance boundary modifications (ABMs) presented to them on December 5, in preparation for the opening of Bryant Elementary, Stockdick Junior High and Paetow High School. The approved ABM maps, which are designed to help balance enrollment at overcrowded campuses and ensure all students have equal access to a high quality education, were […]

Katy ISD Board of Trustees Canvassed Results of 2016 Board Election

Newly elected trustee George Scott sworn in during Board meeting   May 31, 2016 – Tonight the Katy ISD Board of Trustees, during a special board meeting, canvassed the results from the May 7 Board election and swore in newly-elected trustee George Scott. With 1,479 votes, candidate Scott was declared the winner for Position 1. Click here for the complete list of election results. During tonight’s meeting, the Board also elected their new officers for […]

Katy ISD Board of Trustees Work Study Meeting

The Katy ISD Board of Trustees will hold their Work Study Meeting on Monday, March 21, 2016 in the Katy ISD ESC Board Room located at 6301 S. Stadium Lane in Katy beginning at approximately 6:30 p.m. Agenda Here The Katy ISD Board of Trustees invites community members to address the Board during the open forum section of each work study meeting. Open forum speakers are subject to the following guidelines: Speakers must be present to sign up to […]

Katy ISD Board of Trustees Approves 2016-2017 Attendance Boundary Modification

ABM designed to address growth, balance enrollment​​ The Katy ISD Board of Trustees voted at their December meeting to approve an attendance boundary modification (ABM) designed to address the opening of three new campuses and alleviate overcrowding at campuses landlocked with 125 percent capacity. This ABM will provide much-needed relief to Rylander and West Memorial elementary schools, as well as, balance enrollment as the District prepares to open two elementary schools and one junior high […]