Katy ISD is still repairing flooded facilities after Tropical Storm Harvey damaged 16 campuses in late August. Creech Elementary School was a total loss, as between 2-4 feet of water flooded the 105,000-square-foot campus after Buffalo Bayou breached its banks.
In addition, administrative offices at the Education Support Complex and Merrell Center, located at 6301 S. Stadium Lane, Katy, took on about 18 inches of water on the first floors, district staff said. Since the district reopened Sept. 11, Creech students were relocated to the empty University of Houston at Cinco Ranch campus and district administrators moved their first floor offices to the upper floors of the Merrell Center.
KISD Superintendent Lance Hindt previously said the ESC would likely be under construction until December, while Creech Elementary is expected to be closed for the rest of the school year.
Amelia joined Community Impact Newspaper in November 2015, after working for the Daily News-Record in Harrisonburg, Va. She previously wrote for CI's Sugar Land/Missouri City paper. She covers public schools, Harris and Fort Bend County governments, local business development, transportation and other topics for the Katy area.