School renovations, relocations and new construction: Education news briefs in Katy area

Katy ISD's new Agriculture Sciences Center is expected to open in time to host the 2019 Katy ISD FFA Livestock Show and Rodeo on Feb. 13-16

Katy ISD's new Agriculture Sciences Center is expected to open in time to host the 2019 Katy ISD FFA Livestock Show and Rodeo on Feb. 13-16

Here are six updates to Katy ISD projects as well as private and charter schools in the Katy area.


Katy ISD


1. Agricultural Sciences Center
A new Agricultural Sciences Center is expected to open at 5825 Katy Hockley Cut Off Road, Katy, in time to host the 2019 Katy ISD FFA Livestock Show and Rodeo on Feb. 13-16, a KISD spokesperson said. The $33.5 million facility will include an outdoor pavilion and multipurpose show area, according to KISD documents and its website.

2. Fielder Elementary School
Fielder Elementary School, at 2100 Greenway Village Drive, Katy, is undergoing a $20.9 million renovation project, according to KISD documents. The project will upgrade classrooms, the library, staff areas and exteriors as well as replace interior finishes, such as the flooring and ceiling, according to the documents. Construction began in the fall and is expected to be completed by Aug. 5, a KISD spokesperson said.


3. Katy High School
Katy High School, at 6331 Highway Blvd., Katy, is undergoing renovations to its athletics facilities and career and technical education area. Both projects involve redesigned interiors and exteriors as well as new construction, according to KISD documents. Construction on both projects began in November and are expected to be completed by the end of June, a KISD spokesperson said.





Charter schools


4. Aristoi Classical Academy
Aristoi Classical Academy will break ground in early 2019 on an athletics field at its 22-acre campus at 5610 Morton Road, Katy, a representative said. The field is expected to be complete in the summer. Additionally the school plans to begin construction in 2019 on a competition gym at the Morton Road campus.

5. The International Leadership of Texas
The International Leadership of Texas issued a $55 million bond in September, which allowed the charter school to purchase its elementary and middle school campus at 24406 Franz Road, Katy, according to a press release. IL Texas purchased the 14-acre property for $31.3 million in September, according to public documents.







Private schools


6. Acton Academy Katy
No longer associated with Talent Unbound Katy, Acton Academy Katy relocated from a 1,200-square-foot space at 25140 Pecan Lane, Katy, to a roughly 6,000-square-foot space inside Katy Sports and Fitness at 26440 FM 1093, Ste. A-190, Richmond, in November, founder Jesse Grimm said. The elementary school has about 10 enrolled students, and plans to grow to 30 students by fall 2020.




By Jen Para
Jen joined Community Impact Newspaper in fall 2018 as the editor of the Katy edition. She covers education, transportation, local government, business and development in the Katy area.


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