Katy Independent School District

Katy ISD is Hiring!

Join One of the Fastest Growing School Districts in Texas With the start of 2022, how about a new job at a thriving school district identified by Forbes as one of the top employers in the state of Texas?  Katy Independent School District is seeking to fill vacancies in classroom instruction and support, maintenance, operations, transportation and law enforcement. “From educating our students, keeping our campuses clean and safe, and providing transportation to and from […]

Katy ISD Seeking Community Input on State Exemptions

For the past five years as a state-designated District of Innovation (DOI), Katy Independent School District has been allowed to exempt certain Texas Education Code provisions to most effectively meet the needs of the students it serves.  Katy ISD is now seeking to renew its District of Innovation designation as well as include additional exemptions.  The current 2017-2022 Katy ISD Local Innovation Plan reflects exemptions for the school start date, teacher certification and the designation […]

Katy ISD Approves 2023-2024 Instructional Calendar

During tonight’s Katy Independent School District monthly board meeting, the Board of Trustees approved the instructional calendar for the 2023-2024 academic year.  The calendar includes the following highlights: Wednesday, August 16, 2023:  First Day of School Friday, May 17, 2024:  Last Day of School for Seniors Thursday, May 23, 2024:  Last Day of School “Every fall Katy ISD seeks community feedback for the development of future instructional calendars,” said Sherri Ashorn, Discipline and SHARS Administrator.  […]

Katy ISD Athletic Executive Director to be Inducted into THSADA Hall of Honor

Katy Independent School District’s Executive Director for Athletics, Debbie Decker, will soon join some of the finest leaders in athletics across Texas as one of four inductees to the Texas High School Athletic Directors Association (THSADA) Hall of Honor. “This is a tremendous honor and one that I attribute to the many athletes, coaches and administrators with whom I have worked with throughout my career,” said Debbie Decker, Executive Director of the Katy ISD Athletics […]

Katy ISD Memorializes Teacher Achievements

Katy Independent School District’s annual tradition of celebrating the talents and dedication of its Campus Teachers of the Year continued this fall at Katy Heritage Park where the names of 143 teachers were etched into bricks that pave the site. Yesterday evening, the District and local event sponsors, hosted a brick unveiling ceremony where hundreds gathered to recognize their remarkable accomplishments. “We honor the achievements of these outstanding educators who have made significant contributions to […]

District Seeks Feedback on Boundary Modifications

By George Slaughter The Katy Independent School District is seeking feedback on two proposed attendance boundary modifications that, if adopted by trustees in October, would go into effect in Fall 2022. One proposed change involves Bryant Elementary School. The other involves Paetow High School. The Bryant Elementary proposal would address the rapid growth within the neighborhoods surrounding that campus and transition students who reside primarily in the Cane Island development to Elementary #44. The district […]

Katy ISD Plans to Drop Facemask Requirements, Other Restrictions by June 1

By George Slaughter The Katy Independent School District announced Friday that it expects to return to normal operations on June 1. Katy ISD students and staff will no longer be required to wear facial coverings, and campuses will welcome back parents and volunteers at full capacity. In addition, the Katy Virtual Academy and daily COVID-19 notifications will come to an end, the district said in a news release. The announcement comes as the Texas Education […]

Katy ISD Dedicates Jordan High School, McElwain Elementary School

Melvin Jordan sits with his daughter, Beverlye Jordan Shafer, at the dedication of Jordan High School (George Slaughter photo)

By George Slaughter The Katy Independent School District dedicated its two newest schools over the past few days, though the schools themselves have been going strong since opening last August The district dedicated Jordan High School, 27500 Fulshear Bend Dr., Monday night. It dedicated McElwain Elementary School, 6631 Greenwood Orchard Dr., Thursday. Both schools honor longtime contributors to the Katy community and the district. In the case of Jordan, the school honors an entire family. […]

Katy ISD Hosts Virtual Teacher Job Fair Saturday

By George Slaughter The Katy Independent School District is hosting a virtual job fair from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. this Saturday. “Katy ISD wants to continue the tradition of conducting our job fairs in a personal manner where interested candidates can interact with principals,” Kayte Shields, Katy ISD human resources coordinator, said in a news release. “Katy ISD is known as one of Texas’ premier school districts, and we continue to grow.” Administrators from […]

Katy ISD Named “2021 Best Communities for Music Education”

By George Slaughter For the 17th straight year, the Katy Independent School District has received the “Best Communities for Music Education” designation from the National Association of Music Merchants Foundation for the District’s outstanding commitment to music education. Of the foundation’s 22 years of announcing the recognition, the district has been awarded the designation 19 times total, according to a news release. The Best Communities for Music Education designation is presented to districts that demonstrate […]