Katy ISD $676.23M bond package passes; Rebecca Fox, Dawn Champagne win races for board of trustees

The majority of Katy ISD voters who cast their ballots in the May 1 election voted in favor of a $676.23 million bond package. (Morgan Theophil/Community Impact Newspaper)
The majority of Katy ISD voters who cast their ballots in the May 1 election voted in favor of a $676.23 million bond package. (Morgan Theophil/Community Impact Newspaper)

The majority of Katy ISD voters who cast their ballots in the May 1 election voted in favor of a $676.23 million bond package. (Morgan Theophil/Community Impact Newspaper)

Updated 9:30 p.m.

All four propositions making up Katy ISD's $676.23 million bond package received support from voters in the May 1 election, according to the unofficial final results.

The bond package will fund more than 400 projects across the district, including the construction of five new schools, major renovations for aging campuses, safety improvements and technology upgrades for schools.

According to the unofficial final results, 6,142 residents, or 71.76% of voters, cast their ballots in favor of Proposition A, while 2,417 residents, or 28.24% of voters, voted against it. The proposition makes up the majority of the bond package cost at about $591.37 million. The funds will pay for new schools, the purchase of school sites, renovations and expansions for aging campuses such as Katy Elementary School, and safety and security updates.

Similarly, the unofficial final results show 6,187 residents, or 72.74% of voters cast their ballots in favor of Proposition B, which has a price tag of $59.76 million and is focused on classroom and campus technology, while 2,319 residents, or 27.26% of voters voted against it.


A total of 5,423 residents, or 63.72% of voters, cast their ballots in favor of Proposition C, which has a cost of $13.84 million, and will fund a natatorium for the new high school slated to be built as part of Proposition A. A total of 3,088 residents, or 36.28% of voters, voted against this proposition.

Finally, 5,433 residents, or 63.81% of voters, cast their ballots in favor of Proposition D, which has a price tag of about $11.26 million, and 3,081 residents, or 36.19% of voters voted against it. The funds will pay for campus and district athletic facility and stadium repairs.

“Thank you to our parents, staff and community for your long-standing support of Katy ISD students and families,” said Superintendent Ken Gregorski in a news release the night of the election. “With the passage of the four 2021 bond propositions the district and campuses are well positioned to continue effectively managing our region’s fast growth, updating safety measures and providing building and technology improvements across more than 88 campuses and facilities.”

Additionally, newcomer Rebecca Fox won the crowded race for the Katy ISD board of trustees Position 6, according to the unofficial final results. Fox garnered 36.04% of the total vote, or 3,002 votes.

Incumbent board member Susan Gesoff received 33.06% of the votes, or 2,754 votes.

Candidate Bonnie Anderson received 19.18% of the votes, or 1,598 votes.

Candidate Garima DasGupta received 8.79% of the votes, or 732 votes.

Joe Wojcik received 1.97% of the votes, or 164 votes.

William X. Branch II received 0.96% of the votes, or 80 votes.

Additionally, incumbent Dawn Champagne won her reelection bid for Position 7 on the Katy ISD board of trustees. Champagne received 73.04% of the total votes, or 5,766 votes.

Her challenger, Walter Butler, garnered 26.96% of the votes, or 2,128 votes.

All results are unofficial until canvassed. Visit communityimpact.com/voter-guide/election-results to see results from all local elections in your community.

Posted 8:25 p.m.

Early voting totals show the majority of Katy ISD voters who cast their ballots early voted in favor of a $676.23 million bond package.

The bond package, if all four propositions passed, would fund more than 400 projects across the district, including the construction of five new schools, major renovations for aging campuses, safety improvements and technology upgrades for schools.

According to the early voting results, 4,112 voters cast their ballots in favor of Proposition A, while 1,303 voters have voted against it. The proposition makes up the majority of the bond package cost at about $591.37 million. The funds would pay for new schools, the purchase of school sites, renovations and expansions for aging campuses such as Katy Elementary School, and safety and security updates.

Early voting totals show 4,122 voters have cast their ballots in favor of Proposition B, which has a price tag of $59.76 million and is focused on classroom and campus technology, while 1,264 voters have voted against it.

Similarly, 3,666 voters have cast their ballots in favor of Proposition C, which has a cost of $13.84 million, and would fund a natatorium for the new high school slated to be built as part of Proposition A. A total of 1,725 voters voted against this proposition during early voting.

Finally, 3,682 voters cast their ballots early in favor of Proposition D, which has a price tag of about $11.26 million, and 1,708 voted against it. The funds would pay for campus and district athletic facility and stadium repairs.

Additionally, early voting results show Rebecca Fox leading in the crowded race for the Katy ISD board of trustees Position 6. Fox garnered 37.60% of early votes, or 1,978 votes.

According to the early results, incumbent Susan Gesoff received 35.70% of early votes, or 1,878 votes.

Bonnie Anderson received 15.19% of early votes, or 799 votes.

Garima DasGupta received 8.73% of early votes, or 459 votes.

Joe Wojcik received 1.83% of early votes, or 96 votes.

William X. Branch II received 0.95% of early votes, or 50 votes.

Additionally, early voting results show incumbent Dawn Champagne leading in the race for the Katy ISD board of trustees Position 7. Champagne received 74.45% of early votes, or 3,753 votes.

Her challenger, Walter Butler, garnered 25.55% of early votes, or 1,288 votes.

All results are unofficial until canvassed. Visit communityimpact.com/voter-guide/election-results to see results from all local elections in your community.
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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