Katy ISD held its first Community Bond Advisory Committee meeting March 29, with over 140 members in attendance to review current and future enrollment projections, long-range facilities plans, and the school district’s financial capacity.
140 members of the 2023 Community Bond Advisory Committee met March 29, kicking off the road toward a school bond. (Courtesy Katy ISD)
According to a press release the same day, participants learned how instructional spaces impact learning outcomes—including climate control, lighting and flexible spaces.

Kris Pool, director of planning for demographic firm Population and Survey Analysts, presented data at the meeting, showing most of the growth is concentrated in the northwest quadrant of the school district, where many master-planned communities are currently being developed. The Katy ISD report was last updated in November.

“Moderate growth scenarios project a student enrollment of over 100,000 students by 2027 and nearly 10,000 more by 2032,” said Pool, in the press release. “Over the next 10 years, PASA projects 27,681 single-family units, which is approximately 60% of the total new housing projections.”
As per the process of determining priorities to include on the potential 2023 school bond, CBAC members viewed projections from demographic firm Population and Survey Analysts. (Courtesy Katy ISD)
In addition to PASA projections on enrollment and other district data, CBAC members reviewed and discussed the long-range facilities plan—which has guided at least the past nine committees. (Courtesy Katy ISD)
In addition, CBAC members reviewed Katy ISD’s long-range facilities plan, which has served as a guiding document through the last nine bonds the Katy community has passed since 1994.

Lisa Kassman, the executive director for facilities, planning and construction for Katy ISD, said in a statement that the long-range facilities plan documents every facility in the district, along with life expectancies of the building’s mechanical and plumbing systems, roofs, and interior finishes.

“Addressing these campus needs and updating systems when needed is a priority in order to maintain building integrity,” Kassman said.

The committee will meet next on April 5.