5 things you missed at the Klein ISD board of trustees meeting, Sept. 18

The Klein ISD board of trustees met Monday in the board room at 7200 Spring Cypress Road, Spring. Here are five highlights from the monthly meeting:

The Klein ISD board of trustees met Monday in the board room at 7200 Spring Cypress Road, Spring. Here are five highlights from the monthly meeting:

The Klein ISD board of trustees met Monday in the board room at 7200 Spring Cypress Road, Spring. Here are five highlights from the monthly meeting:

  1. Several board members were recognized for their service. The board's president, Bill Pilkington, received a pin recognizing his five years of service on the board. The board's legal counsel, Ellen Spalding, received a pin for her 10 years of service on the board. The board's vice president, Rick Mann, received a pin recognizing his 25 years of service on the board.

  2. KISD Superintendent Bret Champion updated the board on the district's recovery from Hurricane Harvey. Champion said 116 new students who were displaced by the storm have joined Klein ISD. He also said the district has received over $27,000 in donations from the community to assist the district's recovery efforts.

  3. The board unanimously approved an item that creates up to 10 days of leave for district employees whose homes were damaged or destroyed due to Hurricane Harvey. The district plans to submit this item on its FEMA claim for reimbursement.

  4. The board unanimously approved a resolution to pay several employees at Lemm Elementary School and Klein Cain High School who worked to convert a wing of the high school into space for LES after the elementary school flooded. The resolution also compensates district nurses who operated the two shelters Klein ISD opened during the flood.

  5. The board unanimously approved a resolution to begin the restoration of Lemm Elementary School, which took on 6 to 8 inches of water during Hurricane Harvey. During this restoration, the district also plans to update the school's floor plan to modern standards. This process will be funded by insurance money along with 2015 bond funds.


The next board meeting is scheduled for 7 p.m. on Oct. 9 at 7200 Spring Cypress Road, Spring.