Education

Courtney Doyle

Katy School Board Member Courtney Doyle to Run for Re-Election

KATY  (Covering Katy) – Courtney Doyle has announced her campaign for re-election to the Katy Independent School District’s Board of Trustees, Position 4. Mrs. Doyle has served on the Katy ISD Board of Trustees since May 2014. Below is the unedited statement from her campaign. Dedication, Vision, Determination Courtney and her family moved to Katy 8 1/2 […]

Dr. Lance Hindt, Katy ISD Superintendent - Covering Katy photo by Dennis Spellman

Hindt Blasts State’s New Accountability Ranking System

  KATY (Covering Katy) – Katy Independent School District Superintendent Lance Hindt is no fan of the new school district ranking system which stamps an A through F ranking on each district in the state. He says the state did not provide school districts the rules before they issued the rankings. “We continue to wait for […]

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 […]

Illustration by Benjamin Hasson, Texas Tribune

Texas Educators Criticize Discrepancies between New A-F and Past Ratings

By Aliyya Swaby, The Texas Tribune AUSTIN (The Texas Tribune) – Kevin Houchin saw the praise roll in for McGregor Independent School District when the Central Texas district’s high school received top marks from the state in 2016 for high academic achievement and preparing students for college. So the superintendent was surprised to see an F […]

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 Honored by the College Board

KATY (Katy ISD) – The Katy Independent School District is one of 433 school districts in the United States and Canada being honored by the College Board with placement on the 7th Annual AP® District Honor Roll for increasing access to Advanced Placement (AP) course work while simultaneously maintaining or increasing the percentage of students earning scores of […]