Katy ISD will change attendance boundaries for 2017-18 school year as 3 new campuses open

Katy ISD may change attendance boundaries for 2017-18 school year based on three new campusesKaty ISD board of trustees is considering attendance boundary modifications that would affect students in all areas of Katy except for the southeastern portion for the 2017-18 school year.

The boundary modifications are in response to KISD’s three new schools that are set to open next year—Bryant Elementary, Stockdick Junior High and Paetow High schools.

“I certainly understand parent concerns whenever there’s a change in a facility,” KISD Superintendent Lance Hindt said. “In Katy ISD, we’re growing by 2,500 students annually. We have to build buildings, and we have to populate buildings.”

Under the recommended boundaries, Paetow High School would absorb students from Katy and Morton Ranch high schools; Stockdick Junior High School would take on growth from Katy and McDonald junior high schools; and Bryant Elementary School would provide relief for Katy and Wolman elementary schools.

The board received the recommendations at its Nov. 15 workshop meeting. Community members are encouraged to provide further feedback via an online survey at www.katyisd.org that will be available through Nov. 30. Official boundary recommendations will be made to the board at its Dec. 5 meeting.

“Our attendance boundary modification process has been repeated so many times that I feel like we have a really great system in place,” board President Rebecca Fox said.