See the newly adopted Klein ISD attendance zones, 2018-19 academic calendar approved Feb. 12

The Klein ISD board of trustees met Feb. 12 to approve new attendance boundaries, the academic calendar and other issues.

The Klein ISD board of trustees met Feb. 12 to approve new attendance boundaries, the academic calendar and other issues.

The Klein ISD board of trustees adopted the second proposed draft for attendance zones for intermediate schools in the 2018-19 academic year and high schools in the 2019-20 academic year at its Monday night meeting.

Doerre, Kleb, Krimmel and Ulrich intermediate schools are at or above capacity in 2018, according to the plan. The proposal would shift boundaries to take the burden off overcrowded schools and more evenly distribute them, and it will take into account the opening of a new intermediate school, Hofius Intermediate School, in the 2018-19 school year. The plan includes an option for current sixth- and seventh-graders with parent transportation to remain at their current intermediate school.

The changes to high school boundaries will take place in the 2019-20 school year.

Two audience members spoke in favor of the option to allow current sixth- and seventh-graders to remain at their respective intermediate schools with parent transportation.

"This is the third time my family has gone through rezoning," said one of the speakers regarding the exception for sixth- and seventh-graders. "It’s incredibly aggravating, it's frustrating, it’s emotional ... I would like to say, please, whatever happens with your redistricting, keep that in mind, keep that intact."

Additionally, the board approved the 2018-19 academic calendar, which includes the following highlights:






        • • School year starts Aug. 20 and ends May 30





    • Student holidays include Sept. 3, Oct. 5 and 8, Nov. 19-23 (Thanksgiving), Dec. 21-Jan. 7 (Christmas), Jan. 21, Feb. 18, March 11-15 (Spring Break), April 19 and 22, May 27
    • Graduation is June 1
    • Staff development days include Aug. 9-17, Oct. 5 and 8, Jan. 7, Feb. 18, April 22, May 31
    • Early Release Days include Dec. 20 and May 30







      • The calendar was developed with input from a survey administered to KISD stakeholders in November and January. The academic year includes 174 instructional days; a total of 76,200 minutes, according to the district website.

      • The board also approved several construction items, including documents for the restoration of Lemm Elementary School, which flooded during Hurricane Harvey. The design includes modernization of the building floor plan.







A town hall meeting regarding the restoration of Lemm Elementary School will be held at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 15 at Klein ISD Multipurpose Center, 7500 FM 2920, Klein.
By Vanessa Holt
A resident of the Houston area since 2011, Vanessa began working in community journalism in her home state of New Jersey in 1996. She joined Community Impact Newspaper in 2016 as a reporter for the Spring/Klein edition and became editor of that paper in March 2017 and editor of The Woodlands edition in January 2019.


MOST RECENT

Cypress Creek EMS and American Jet International officials celebrate the beginning of their new partnership at Million Air terminal at Hobby Airport. (Wesley Gardner/Community Impact Newspaper)
Cypress Creek EMS provides updates on American Jet International partnership

The partnership is coming as CCEMS’ contract with Harris County Emergency Services District No. 11 enters its final months. That contract, which entails providing emergency medical services for approximately 177 square miles in Harris County, will expire Sept. 1.

Main Chick Hot Chicken opened its first brick-and-mortar location July 23 in Sugar Land. (Courtesy Main Chick Hot Chicken)
Main Chick Hot Chicken opens in Sugar Land; Urban Bird Hot Chicken coming to Cy-Fair and more Houston-area news

Read the latest business and community news for the Houston area, including two new chicken restaurants.

The meals will be available at no cost for all students with zero requirements for qualification. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Harmony Public Schools to offer free meals to all students

The meals will be available at no cost for all students with zero requirements for qualification.

Houston-area residents will be able to apply online for a one-time payment of $1,500 from July 28-Aug. 11. (File photo)
$30M COVID Relief Fund opens for Harris County residents as eviction moratorium ends

Sourced by funding from the American Rescue Plan Act, eligible residents will receive a one-time payment of $1,500 to support urgent needs.

The Kickerillo-Mischer Preserve will break ground on a new expansion project in September. (Emily Jaroszewski/Community Impact Newspaper)
Kickerillo-Mischer Preserve in Harris County breaking ground on new project in September

Construction of new pedestrian trails is expected to be completed by the first quarter of 2022.

Pride Houston Parade
Pride Houston fall parade and festival canceled due to COVID-19 concerns

The downtown annual parade and festival, scheduled for Sept. 25, will be replaced by a Montrose block party and other events, organizers announced July 25.

The CDC reversed its masking guidance for fully vaccinated individuals in response to the transmissibility of the delta variant of COVID-19 in a press conference July 27. (Community Impact Newspaper staff)
NEW CDC GUIDANCE: All individuals should wear masks in K-12 schools, including those who are fully vaccinated

The new CDC guidance, announced July 27, also recommends people in areas with "high" or "substantial" levels of transmission wear masks regardless of vaccination status.

Bel Furniture has purchased the former location of Star Furniture. (Courtesy Baker Katz)
Bel Furniture buys former Star Furniture property in Willowbrook area

The 60,935-square-foot store sits on 2.38 acres near Willowbrook Mall.

The new concept will offer fresh, locally-roasted coffee; a full breakfast menu featuring pancakes, waffles, eggs benedicts and sandwiches; gelato; desserts and bubble tea. (Courtesy Noe's Cafe)
Noe's Cafe opening soon in The Market at Springwoods Village

This is the third eatery for the couple who also own Noe's Crepes Coffee & Tea in Conroe and Charm Thai Bistro in Spring.

(Community Impact Newspaper staff)
Texas Medical Center coronavirus updates: Average testing positivity rate nears 10% after sharp increase

Over 97% of people nationwide who are being hospitalized because of the disease are unvaccinated.

Spring ISD officials are hosting a Back to School Expo to prepare students for the upcoming school year from 8 a.m.-noon July 31 at the district’s Planet Ford Stadium, 23802 Cypresswood Drive, Spring. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Spring ISD Back to School Expo offers backpacks, supplies distribution

Officials with Spring ISD are hosting a Back to School Expo from 8 a.m.-noon July 31. The event will feature free backpacks, school supplies and food distribution.