The Katy ISD community bond advisory committee, which was organized to address the rapid student growth occurring in the district in consideration of a May bond referendum, had its final meeting Jan. 27. During the meeting, committee members took a group vote on projects and propositions to include in their recommended schools bond, and each proposition passed unanimously or with an overwhelming majority.
The final recommended propositions include:
- Proposition A: New schools, renovations, safety and security, and building component replacements, $591.37 million
- Proposition B: Classroom and campus technology, $59.76 million
- Proposition C: Natatorium for new High School No. 10, $13.84 million
- Proposition D: Campus athletic building component replacements, $11.26 million
Superintendent Ken Gregorski applauded the committee for its work and for voting to recommend the propositions to the board of trustees.
“We’re bringing forward things that are gonna help this district grow,” he said. “We’re gonna push this district into the future.”
Though the committee took a step forward by deciding to recommend the bond package to the board of trustees—which will formally take place during a special board of trustees meeting Feb. 8—there is more work ahead, KISD Chief Communications Officer Andrea Grooms said.
Members of a communications committee will spearhead a monthslong effort to educate residents about the bond package up until the election, Grooms said, should the board give its stamp of approval to the committee’s recommendation at the Feb. 8 meeting, which would put the propositions on the ballots in the May elections.
“There’s a lot of hard work ahead of us,” Grooms said.