2023-2024 Student Safety Survey
Senate Bill 2050, passed during the 87th legislative session, requires school districts to collect information annually through student surveys on bullying/cyberbullying and use the survey results to develop action plans to address student concerns. All Katy ISD students in 4th-12th grade are invited to participate in an online survey administered by K12 Insight.
K12 Insight manages online surveys for school districts nationwide, safeguarding the confidentiality of participants’ responses. Students will be prompted to enter their student ID numbers solely to verify student participation by campus and grade level in an effort to maintain data integrity. K12 Insight will not provide Katy ISD or any outside party with data that connects a participant to his or her survey responses.
Campuses will communicate their specific timeline for students to complete the required survey before it opens on February 20, 2024.
Parents may opt their child out of participation by logging in to MyKaty and selecting the KISD Option Portal icon. The opt-out deadline is February 9, 2024.
To review the surveys, click on one of the links below:
Parents with questions about the student survey or who wish to provide feedback are encouraged to email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Frequently Asked Questions
How are the surveys administered?
The surveys are administered electronically.
How do students access the survey?
Students log in to the survey using their student ID numbers. The survey and research firm, K12Insight, has established this process to verify student participation by campus and grade level. K12 Insight safeguards the confidentiality of participant responses and will not provide Katy ISD or any outside party with data that connects a participant to his or her survey responses.
How will the data be reported?
K12 Insight will provide the District with aggregate data by combining individual student responses. Individual responses will not be shared or reported.
How will the data be used?
Based on the survey data, campuses will create an action plan to address student concerns about bullying and cyberbullying.
What is the definition of bullying?
Texas Education Code (TEC) §37.0832 identifies bullying as a single significant act or a pattern of acts by one or more students directed at another student that exploits an imbalance of power and involves engaging in written or verbal expression, expression through electronic means, or physical conduct and that
- has the effect or will have the effect of physically harming a student, damaging a student's property, or placing a student in reasonable fear of harm to the student's person or of damage to the student's property;
- is sufficiently severe, persistent, or pervasive enough that the action or threat creates an intimidating, threatening, or abusive educational environment for a student;
- materially and substantially disrupts the educational process or the orderly operation of a classroom or school, or
- infringes on the rights of the victim at school.