Katy ISD to Reward Teachers and Staff with Retention Lump Sum Payment this Spring
Katy ISD’s Board of Trustees approved a one-time, one percent retention lump sum payment that will be distributed to district employees later this spring.
Katy ISD to Roll Out New Bus Rider Tracking System this Fall
This coming fall, Radio-Frequency Identification (RFID) systems will be installed on Katy ISD school buses across the district.
Katy ISD Prekindergarten Registration for 2023-2024 Begins April 3
Katy ISD will soon begin enrolling its newest and youngest learners for the upcoming school year!
Board Approves Additional Holiday April 10
The Board of Trustees approved an additional paid holiday for staff on April 10, 2023. With the approved change, both students and staff will enjoy a four-day weekend from April 7-10.
Katy ISD Parent and Volunteer Selected to Lead Bond Committee
Alejandro Avendano will lead the 150-member CBAC as they assess budgets and campus capital needs.
COMMERCIAL DRIVERS LICENSE (CDL) CERTIFICATION AT RAINES ACADEMY
Beginning next fall, Katy ISD will offer a Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) Student Training and Licensing Program to rising 11th grade students turning 18 and interested in obtaining a CDL. The Raines Academy CDL program will provide training and licensing for Class A (no additional endorsement) or Class A with a Class B Passenger/School Bus Endorsement. Students who would like more information about this program are requested to complete this survey and will be contacted by campus college and career facilitators with details. Please scroll to the Secondary Students section below for more information regarding the launch of the Raines Academy CDL program.
TSIA2 TESTING INFORMATION
The Texas Success Initiative Assessment 2.0 (TSIA2) is a series of placement tests for students enrolling in public colleges and universities in Texas. The tests help Texas schools determine whether you’re ready for college-level courses in the areas of reading, writing, and math.
TSIA2 Exam Registration here
SNAP FOOD BENEFITS
Starting in March, SNAP recipients will see a decrease in the amount of their household’s SNAP benefits due to federal guidelines. This change cannot be appealed.
Because of the public health emergency, SNAP recipients have been receiving additional benefits each month since April 2020. The additional amount was based on the maximum allowable amount of SNAP benefits based on family size or at least $95. Due to federal guidelines, recipients will no longer receive additional benefits starting March 2023.
To find out what your monthly benefit amount will be without the SNAP emergency allotment, log in to your account on YourTexasBenefits.com or the mobile app and go to Case Details, or call 2-1-1 and, select option 9 after selecting a language. You do not need to speak to an agent.
The Class of 2023 Senior Survey was released on Thursday, March 23, 2023. The survey is designed to capture information from graduating seniors regarding post-secondary opportunities, military service and scholarships. Students will submit their final transcript request along with other important information used for campus and district reporting. Students will access the survey via SchooLinks. Please click HERE for the Senior Survey instructions and video.
COLLEGE BOUND ATHLETE INFORMATION
Are you an aspiring college athlete? Information regarding academic requirements and timelines can be found HERE
In January 2023, NCAA Divisions I and II adopted legislation to remove standardized test scores from initial-eligibility requirements for all student-athletes who initially enroll full time on or after August 1, 2023. Check with the NCAA school you plan to attend regarding whether standardized test scores are necessary for admission or scholarship requirements. For more information, click here.