Katy Virtual School

Citing Lack of State Funds, Katy ISD Will Not Offer a Virtual High School

By George Slaughter The Texas Legislature did not pass legislation to provide funding for virtual schools, and as a result the Katy Independent School District said it is unable to provide a virtual high school option to its students this fall. The legislature’s regular session ended May 31. Gov. Greg Abbott has not called a special session, nor is it immediately clear whether virtual school funding would be on that agenda. In a special session, […]

Katy Virtual School Recognized for Outstanding Distance Learning

By George Slaughter The Texas Distance Learning Association has recognized the Katy Independent School District’s Katy Virtual School as the 2021 K-12 winner of the Outstanding Commitment to Excellence and Innovation in Distance Education recognition. “Katy ISD was the only K-12 school district in Texas to receive such a prestigious award,” Susan Richards, Katy ISD Instructional Technology e-Learning Manager, said in a news release. “Katy Virtual School has expanded over the years to provide secondary […]