Katy ISD

Katy ISD Seeking Input on Its Meal Distribution Program

By George Slaughter As the Katy Independent School District prepares for school to begin this month, it is seeking input for its curbside “grab and go” meal distribution program. On Saturday, August 8, parents in the district will begin receiving a survey, the purpose of which is to better enable the district to manage both its personnel and the 23 food distribution sites in the district. The survey closes next Wednesday, August 12. All Katy […]

Katy ISD Coaches Honored as Coaches of the Year

Taylor High School coach Chad Simmons (Katy ISD photo)

By George Slaughter Chad Simmons and Mike Rabe were honored by the Katy Independent School District as high school boys head coaches of the year, while Danielle Wells was honored as high school girls head coach of the year. Simmons is football coach at Taylor High School. Rabe was football coach at Mayde Creek High School and has moved on to the new Jordan High School. Wells is volleyball coach at Cinco Ranch High School. […]

Katy ISD School Board Postpones Election to November

By George Slaughter The Katy Independent School District Board of Trustees Monday night voted to postpone its school board election until November. The vote came in response to a COVID-19-related proclamation issued by Gov. Greg Abbott on March 18. In that proclamation, Abbott gave local jurisdictions with elections in May, such as the school district, the option of postponing those elections until November. Abbott said he encourages postponement so communities can focus on addressing COVID-19 […]

Jordan Warriors Unveil Their New Logo

Jordan High School's Warriors logo - courtesy Katy Independent School District

By George Slaughter Katy Independent School District officials have officially unveiled the logo for the new Jordan High School, which will open in August. The school’s colors are black and gold, and the mascot is Warriors. The logo is a shield with a forward-facing Warrior helmet, similar to a Centurion or Trojan. The shield sits in front of two crossed swords. School officials said that they conducted surveys of future Jordan High students, and that […]

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 […]

KISD Names Gregorski as Finalist for Superintendent Job

Ken Gregorski - Katy ISD photo

By George Slaughter The Katy Independent School District Board of Trustees selected Ken Gregorski as the sole finalist for superintendent of schools at its Monday meeting. Gregorski, who is currently the acting superintendent, will succeed Dr. Lance Hindt, who is retiring January 1. Trustee George Scott made the motion, seconded by Trustee Bill Lacy. They were joined in voting for the motion by Board President Courtney Doyle and Trustee Ashley Vann. Voting against the motion […]

Morton Ranch Teacher and Coach to Be Buried Friday

Stephen Papp (Katy ISD photo)

By George Slaughter Funeral services have been set for Morton Ranch High School teacher and assistant football coach Stephen Papp, who was killed in an automobile accident over the weekend. Authorities have not yet released details about the accident. Papp’s funeral is set for 3 p.m. Friday at Good Shepherd Episcopal Church, 2929 Woodland Hills Dr., in Kingwood, which was his hometown. Morton Ranch football coach Ron Counter said a coaching friend called him with […]

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 […]

Katy ISD’s Partners in Education Raises $35,000 During Food for Families Campaign  

(Katy, Texas) – Katy ISD’s Partners in Education is delighted to announce that Food for Families raised $35,000 during its recent campaign.  Supported by both the community and Katy ISD employees, this initiative provides grocery gift cards to students and families in need during the holiday season.  Food for Families is an annual campaign that provides grocery gift cards to Katy ISD students and their families. This year, Food for Families also supported families who were impacted by […]