Katy ISD employees to receive lump sum payments as reward for work during challenging year

One-time lump sum payments will be given to Katy ISD full-time employees and part-time employees as a way to thank them for their work during the 2020-21 school year. (Community Impact Newspaper staff)
One-time lump sum payments will be given to Katy ISD full-time employees and part-time employees as a way to thank them for their work during the 2020-21 school year. (Community Impact Newspaper staff)

One-time lump sum payments will be given to Katy ISD full-time employees and part-time employees as a way to thank them for their work during the 2020-21 school year. (Community Impact Newspaper staff)

Katy ISD employees will receive one-time lump sum payments as a thank you for their work during the challenging school year.

The Katy ISD board of trustees on April 26 voted unanimously to approve giving one-time $500 lump sum payments to full-time employees and one-time lump sum payments of $250 to part-time employees as a way to acknowledge and thank them for adapting to support student learning throughout the 2020-2021 school year, which saw challenges from the coronavirus pandemic and February winter storm. The vote garnered applause from attendees to the meeting.

Board of trustees President Ashley Vann thanked all district employees, calling them instrumental to the continuity of learning regardless of the challenges that arose during the year.

“From a global pandemic to winter freezes, this year has been an extremely challenging school year for our Katy ISD families and our Katy ISD staff,” she said. “The lump sum payment trustees just approved tonight ... is in recognition of the enhanced procedures and duties added to all staff this past year as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and other unexpected events.”

To be eligible for a one-time lump sum payment, employees must have begun working with KISD by Jan. 4, 2021.


Additionally, substitutes who worked at least 70 days during the pandemic year will receive one-time lump sum payments of $250.
By Morgan Theophil
Morgan joined Community Impact Newspaper in January 2021 as the reporter for the Katy edition. She graduated from the University of Oregon's School of Journalism in 2018.


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