Katy ISD nixes virtual high school for 2021-22 following inaction from Texas Legislature

Katy ISD will not offer a virtual high school for the 2021-22 school year. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Katy ISD will not offer a virtual high school for the 2021-22 school year. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

Katy ISD will not offer a virtual high school for the 2021-22 school year. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

Katy ISD announced it will not offer a virtual high school during the 2021-22 school year because such programs did not receiving state funding. The board of trustees had previous authorized the formation of such a school.

The Texas Legislature, whose regular session ended May 31, did not pass legislation that would have funded online learning offered through public school districts.


"In result, Katy ISD, like many school districts across the state, is unable to offer a standalone Katy Virtual School (KVS) High School during the 2021-22 school year," the district said in a release. "We look forward to welcoming all Katy ISD students back to in-person learning on Wednesday, August 18."

KISD students are still able to take paid courses through Katy Virtual School to supplement their in-school classes.

The district is awaiting further guidance and legislation related to offering virtual learning, the release says.
By Claire Shoop
Claire joined Community Impact Newspaper in September 2019 as the reporter for the Sugar Land/Missouri City edition. She graduated from The University of Texas at Austin in May 2019 where she studied journalism, government and Arabic. While in school, Claire was a fellow for The Texas Tribune, worked for the student newspaper, The Daily Texan, and spent a semester in Washington, D.C. She enjoys playing cards with her family and listening to the Boss, Bruce Springsteen.


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