Katy ISD attendance boundary modifications

Attendance boundary modificationsWhat we reported The Katy 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 school 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, and community members were encouraged to provide additional feedback via an online survey that was available through Nov. 30. Official boundary recommendations were set to 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.

The latest While the same campuses will be affected, the district revised the attendance boundaries based on community input. The board approved the revised plan at its Dec. 12 meeting.

“It will also provide relief to overcrowded schools and enable students to have equitable access to the same high-quality instruction and programs regardless of the campus they attend,” KISD spokesperson Maria DiPetta said.

What’s next KISD will mail a letter to all affected families by the end of January.

This story is one update from The January Issue. View the full list of 10 things to look for in 2017 here.