Katy ISD Board of Trustees

Fox, Champagne Re-Elected to Katy School Board, Bond Approved

Rebecca Fox (Rebecca Fox photo)

By George Slaughter Katy Independent School District voters re-elected two school board trustees Saturday while also approving a $676 million bond. The board will meet May 12 to canvass the returns. In the Position 6 race, motivational speaker and former trustee Rebecca Fox defeated incumbent Susan Gesoff and three other challengers to win re-election to the board. Fox previously served in the Position 2 seat from 2004-2019. She sought the Position 1 seat that year, […]

District Appoints Maintenance and Operations Manager, Raines Academy Principal

Nathan Fuchs

By George Slaughter The Katy Independent School District Board of Trustees Monday appointed Nathan Fuchs executive director of the district’s maintenance & operations department, and Richard Merriman as principal for Raines Academy. Fuchs joined the district in 2003 as an assistant project manager. He became a construction project manager the next year and continued in that role until 2016, when he was named director of maintenance and special projects. Merriman joined the district in 2007 […]

Absentee Voting Begins for City, School Board Elections

By George Slaughter Absentee balloting began Monday for races and bond elections in both the City of Katy and the Katy Independent School District. Election Day is May 1, but the city and school elections have different end dates for absentee balloting. City of Katy Two seats on the city council, a $6 million bond issue, and updates to the Katy City Charter, are on the ballot. In the Ward A council race, incumbent Dusty […]

Joe Wojcik Withdraws as Katy ISD School Board Candidate

Joe Wojcik (Joe Wojcik photo)

By George Slaughter Joe Wojcik has withdrawn as a candidate for the Position 6 seat on the Katy Independent School Board of Trustees, reportedly in objection to social media postings involving the Position 7 race also on the ballot. The withdrawal of Wojcik, a security investigator and adjunct college professor, leaves five candidates vying for the seat. Incumbent Susan Gesoff, an engineer, is seeking reelection to what would be her second term on the board. […]

Meet the Katy ISD School Board Candidates: Garima DGupta

Garima DGupta (Garima DGupta photo)

By George Slaughter Garima DGupta, a teacher, is seeking the Position 6 seat on the Katy Independent School District Board of Trustees. She is one of six candidates seeking the seat. Incumbent Susan Gesoff, an engineer, is seeking reelection. Other candidates include former trustee Rebecca Fox; Bonnie Anderson, an assessor quality management analyst; William X. Branch, a truck driver; and Joe Wojcik, a security investigator and adjunct college professor. Voters will also decide whether to […]

Meet the Katy ISD School Board Candidates: Susan Gesoff

Susan Gesoff (Susan Gesoff photo)

By George Slaughter Susan Gesoff, an engineer, is seeking re-election to the Position 6 seat on the Katy Independent School District Board of Trustees. She was first elected in 2018. Gesoff has drawn five opponents. One of them, Rebecca Fox, is a former trustee. The four other candidates are Bonnie Anderson, an assessor quality management analyst; William X. Branch, a truck driver; Garima DGupta, a teacher; and Joe Wojcik, a security investigator and adjunct college […]

Meet the Katy ISD School Board Candidates: Rebecca Fox

Rebecca Fox (Rebecca Fox photo)

By George Slaughter Rebecca Fox, a motivational speaker and former trustee, is seeking the Position 6 seat on the Katy Independent School District Board of Trustees. Fox previously served in the Position 2 seat from 2004-2019. She decided to seek the Position 1 seat that year, but lost that reelection bid. Fox is one of six candidates seeking the Position 6 seat. Incumbent Susan Gesoff, an engineer, is seeking reelection. Other candidates include Bonnie Anderson, […]

Meet the Katy ISD School Board Candidates: Bonnie Anderson

Bonnie Anderson (Bonnie Anderson photo)

By George Slaughter Bonnie Anderson, an assessor quality management analyst, is seeking the the Position 6 seat on the Katy Independent School District Board of Trustees. She is one of six candidates seeking the seat. Incumbent Susan Gesoff, an engineer, is seeking reelection. Other candidates include former trustee Rebecca Fox; Garima DGupta, a teacher; William X. Branch, a truck driver; and Joe Wojcik, a security investigator and adjunct college professor. Voters will also decide whether […]

Meet the Katy ISD School Board Candidates: Joe Wojcik

Joe Wojcik (Joe Wojcik photo)

by George Slaughter Joe Wojcik, a security investigator and adjunct college professor, is seeking the Position 6 seat on the Katy Independent School District Board of Trustees. Wojcik is one of six candidates seeking the seat. Incumbent Susan Gesoff, an engineer, is seeking reelection. Other candidates include former trustee Rebecca Fox; Bonnie Anderson, an assessor quality management analyst; William X. Branch, a truck driver; and Garima DGupta, a teacher. Voters will also decide whether to […]

Meet the Katy ISD School Board Candidates: Dawn Champagne

Dawn Champagne (Dawn Champagne photo)

By George Slaughter Dawn Champagne, who works in retail sales, is seeking reelection to the Position 7 seat on the Katy Independent School District Board of Trustees. She was elected in 2018. She faces one opponent, Walter Butler, who works in sales. Voters will also decide whether to approve a $676 million bond proposal. The bond package has four propositions: Proposition A: New schools, renovations, safety & security and building component replacements, for $591,368,568. Proposition […]