Katy ISD Board of Trustees

Meet the Katy ISD School Board Candidates: Leah Wilson

Lisa Wilson (photo courtesy Lisa Wilson)

By George Slaughter Leah Wilson, a retired U.S. Air Force veteran, is seeking her first term on the Katy Independent School District Board of Trustees. She is seeking position 4 on the board. Incumbent Courtney Doyle is not seeking reelection. Wilson is facing Michael Dillard, a human resources executive. 1. Why do you want this job? There are three things about which I am passionate: children, education and our community. I have seen academic successes and […]

Meet the Katy ISD School Board Candidates: Michael Dillard

By George Slaughter Michael Dillard, a human resources executive, is seeking his first term on the Katy Independent School District Board of Trustees. He is seeking position 4 on the board. Incumbent Courtney Doyle is not seeking reelection. Dillard is facing Leah Wilson, a retired U.S. Air Force veteran. 1. Why do you want this job? I want to serve Katy ISD because I have a unique skill set (teaching and human resources background) that […]

Katy Area Chamber of Commerce Hosting Three Virtual Candidate Town Halls This Week

By George Slaughter Voters in two local Texas House of Representatives districts, along with the Katy Independent School District, have the chance to hear this week from candidates seeking those seats. The Katy Area Chamber of Commerce is hosting these forums, all of which will be virtual and free to the public. Here is a listing of the forums and candidates. District 28, Texas House of Representatives The forum is set for 6-7 p.m. Tuesday […]

Meet the Katy ISD School Board Candidates: Bill Lacy

By George Slaughter Bill Lacy, a mortgage banker, is seeking his second term on the Katy Independent School District Board of Trustees. He is seeking position 5 on the board. Lacy is facing Greg Schulte, an engineer and project manager. 1. Why do you want this job? I want to continue to serve my community and the students of Katy ISD. There are several programs that are dear to my heart that I want to […]

Meet the Katy ISD School Board Candidates: Greg Schulte

By George Slaughter Greg Schulte, an engineer and project manager, is seeking his first term on the Katy Independent School District Board of Trustees. He is seeking position 5 on the board. Schulte is facing incumbent Trustee Bill Lacy. 1. Why do you want this job? My four kids are growing older and I am having more time available that was previously committed in support of their activities. I have always wanted to find a […]

Gregorski Shares Information on School Reopenings

By George Slaughter Parents in the Katy Independent School District have been asking questions and expressing concerns about how the district plans to reopen schools on August 19 with the coronavirus pandemic still raging. Monday night, Superintendent Dr. Ken Gregorski provided an overview of what people could expect. Families can choose whether students return to school online only, or in-person. Students planning to take online instruction through the Katy Virtual Academy—the district’s online program—must register […]

Doyle, Three Other Candidates Withdraw from Katy ISD School Board Election

By George Slaughter Last Friday was the deadline to file for a place on the ballot in the upcoming Katy Independent School Board of Trustees election. The window for withdrawing from the race comes after that, and four people have done so. Positions 3, 4, and 5 are up for election May 2. Position 4 incumbent Courtney Doyle, who serves as the board president, is one of the four who chose not to seek reelection. […]

Candidates File for Election to Katy ISD Board of Trustees

By George Slaughter Katy Independent School District Trustees Ashley Vann, Courtney Doyle, and Bill Lacy have all filed for re-election. Each has drawn opponents for the upcoming election, the filing deadline for which was Friday. The election is May 2. Here is an overview of the positions and the candidates for each. Position 3 Vann, who lists herself on her application as a public servant, was first elected to the board in 2014 and re-elected […]

Mike Rabe Joins Jordan High as Football Coach; Sally Gupton Promoted to Creech Elementary Principal

Mike Rabe

By George Slaughter Mike Rabe, who spent the last five years coaching at Mayde Creek High School, has been appointed Jordan High School football coach and athletic coordinator. The appointment took place at the Katy Independent School District Board of Trustees meeting Monday. Rabe said he wanted to build the Warriors program around values such as commitment, consistency, accountability, having a great attitude, and effort. “We’re going to try to build on that,” Rabe said. […]

Keller, Redmon Sworn In As Katy ISD Trustees

Lance Redmon takes the oath of office to become a Katy ISD trustee - George Slaughter photo

By George Slaughter The Katy Independent School District Board of Trustees welcomed two new members Monday night, as Donald “Duke” Keller and Lance Redmon were sworn in to office. Keller, an attorney, succeeded George Scott for the position 1 seat. Scott did not seek reelection. Redmon, who is in construction material sales, succeeded Rebecca Fox for the position 2 seat. He ran unopposed for the position, as Fox switched her candidacy for the position 1 […]