Parents Must Get Involved in New School Accountability System

  This is a letter to the editor of Covering Katy from Katy parent and education watchdog Kim Gutierrez: Last week, the Texas Education Agency (TEA) released its December 30, 2016 report to the 85th Texas Legislature on the proposed school district accountability system or the A-F ratings “report card.” Report: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B5_wAPuk6FgyMXJNTm1LdU9uMEp5S2ItRUtWSnlsYW5HLXdv/view Parents have known for […]

Letter to the Editor: You can observe Katy ISD’s weaknesses just by watching the School Board

  The following letter to the editor was submitted by parent and education watchdog Kim Belcher Gutierrez.  The Katy community, at a minimum, should observe how our education resources are being utilized and by whom. Preferably, constituents would engage, but observation would be an improvement at this point. Most telling aspect of the most recent […]

Katy ISD Trustee Charles Griffin - File photo

OPINION: Katy Education Reformers Should Support Charles Griffin’s Courageous Stand

Several remarkable things happened at this week’s Katy school board meeting. At the top of the list is the board’s willingness to openly debate the possibility of ending its self-imposed ban on speaking with the media. Currently only the board president is allowed to speak to the media, and it’s been that way for 10 […]

A rendering of Katy's second stadium which is currently under construction. - Courtesy Katy ISD

EDITORIAL: Economic Development Need Not Be Factor in School Bond Spending

Katy residents can now see the folly in the argument that Katy Independent School District bond money should be used for economic development. Many people who back the $12 million in overspending on the district’s second stadium will gleefully tell you that the $70 million behemoth will cause new economic development around the so-called Student […]

KCAM Director Ana Villaronga-Roman stands by the for sale sign recently placed in front of the museum building on Avenue B in Historic Katy. Covering Katy photo by Dennis Spellman

OPINION: Katy Contemporary Arts Museum Must Remain in Katy Lumber Building

The following letter to the editor was submitted to Covering Katy by the Katy Contemporary Arts Museum. By Kevin Douglas West Not in many years have I felt such a profound sense of being right as I do right now. The Katy Contemporary Art Museum (KCAM) located in the historic part of Katy must remain […]