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Katy ISD Ranks in Forbes List of Best Employers in Texas ISD Ranks in Forbes List of Best Employers in Texas2019-06-27T18:47:40Z<div class="ExternalClass5BAE425ED4DA4104A8EA5398984859D9"><div class="ExternalClass2C2172E9AE7E429B8FB3592919AA6701" style="color:#222222;font-family:verdana, arial, sans-serif;font-size:14.3px;background-color:#ffffff;"><p><span style="text-align:justify;">Looking to work for one of the "best-liked" organizations by its employees?</span><span style="text-align:justify;">  </span><span style="text-align:justify;">That search is closer than many might think.</span><span style="text-align:justify;">  </span><span style="text-align:justify;">Katy Independent School District was recently identified by Forbes Magazine as one of the </span><em style="text-align:justify;">Best Employers in Texas</em><span style="text-align:justify;">.</span><span style="text-align:justify;">  </span><span style="text-align:justify;">In fact, it was the only school district in Texas to be included in the list of top 25 employers.</span><span style="text-align:justify;"> </span><br></p><p>"To be one of only two school districts included on the Forbes <em>Best Employers in Texas</em> list is a testament to the talent, dedication and hard work of the teachers and staff who serve the nearly 81,000 students of Katy ISD," said Superintendent of Schools Ken Gregorski.  "Our employees fulfill roles not only as educators, but as caregivers, clerks, maintenance crews, and other professionals supporting the teaching and learning taking place in our classrooms.  As superintendent of this great school district I am very honored to be working alongside each and every one of our Katy ISD employees," added Gregorski.</p><p>Market research was conducted by Forbes and Statista to identify its first-ever list of America's Best Employers by state.  Nearly 200 companies were ranked among the best in Texas, with Katy ISD identified as #22 on the list.  A sample of more than 80,000 U.S. employees at companies, with at least 500 people, were surveyed.<br></p></div></div>
Katy ISD Teachers and Employees to See Six Percent Pay Increase ISD Teachers and Employees to See Six Percent Pay Increase2019-06-25T13:11:45Z<div class="ExternalClass15BA6AB5DBA340168BD24BF4C9F8813B"><div>This coming school year all Katy ISD employees will receive an approximate six percent pay increase, while teachers and instructional paraprofessionals will have the opportunity to earn up to eight percent. The additional two percent increase for those teachers and paraprofessionals will derive from an attendance-based performance incentive.</div><div><br></div><div>The base salary increase for employees will come in the form of an approximate four percent raise, with two other lump sums during the fall semester— one August 15 for returning staff, and the other in December for all employees.</div><div><br></div><div>"After making sure we reward all of our staff, there is some additional money we've set aside to focus on those folks who have the greatest impact on student performance — our classroom teachers," said Ken Gregorski, Katy ISD Superintendent.</div><div><br></div><div>The District also plans on providing stability through its benefits package. While some Texas school districts anticipate premium increases this coming school year, Katy ISD will be holding its benefit premiums at last year's rates. Likewise, the District's existing health insurance plans will remain unchanged.</div><div><br></div><div>"My commitment upon accepting this position was to focus on taking care of our employees through a competitive compensation package, thus ensuring we're able to recruit and retain the best teachers around," said Gregorski.  "This pay increase, alongside the stability in benefits costs, is the most significant investment in Katy ISD's employee compensation package in recent District history," he added.</div><div><br></div><div>Katy ISD's move to increase pay for all employees and offer additional compensation incentives for teachers, is in part due to the District's long term fiscal management practices, along with the passage of Senate Bill 500 that provides Harvey related refunds and House Bill 3, with the District's compensation plan exceeding the priorities established by the Texas Legislature.<br></div></div>
Gulf Coast Job Fair Coast Job Fair2019-06-11T23:46:58Z<div class="ExternalClass4DBF1A8B973A490CA6E3014F125C0136"><p>Sign in to the <a href="">Gulf Coast Job Fair</a> by clicking the link.​</p></div>
Instructional Aide Applicants Aide Applicants2019-06-03T16:57:07Z<div class="ExternalClass7FD536A6ACB74EC9BF8428F3B18431D6"><p>The Para​Pro Assessement is offered several times throughout the summer.  Register through the following link:  <a href="/dept/hr/Pages/Para-Pro-Info.aspx">ParaPro Assessment</a><br></p></div>
Resignation Process Process2019-04-10T14:28:02Z<div class="ExternalClassD6CD02D755494B698FD14F3433DCC374"><p>Katy ISD has updated the resignation process.  Please see the following link for details:  <a href="/dept/hr/Pages/resignationretirement.aspx">Employee resignation website </a><br></p></div>
Application & Job Listings & Job Listings2019-03-04T14:17:03Z<div class="ExternalClass0F27DCD826894E6990BA6ED71EA5FA7C"><p>​<span style="color:#222222;font-size:14px;background-color:#ffffff;">Katy ISD has moved to a <a href="">new application and job listing website</a>.  All applicants that are interested in applying for positions that are posted on and after March 1st will have to submit a new application.  </span><span style="color:#222222;font-size:14px;background-color:#ffffff;">We feel all applicants will find that </span><span style="color:#222222;font-size:14px;background-color:#ffffff;">this </span><span style="color:#222222;font-size:14px;background-color:#ffffff;">new</span><span style="color:#222222;font-size:14px;background-color:#ffffff;"> websi</span><span style="color:#222222;font-size:14px;background-color:#ffffff;">t</span><span style="color:#222222;font-size:14px;background-color:#ffffff;">e provides an overall</span><span style="color:#222222;font-size:14px;background-color:#ffffff;"> </span><span style="color:#222222;font-size:14px;background-color:#ffffff;"> better experience when trying to find a position within Katy ISD.  One of the changes is the opportunity to get a weekly email regarding current job listings.  Thank you for your understanding as the district moves to a new and improved website for our applications and job listings.</span><br></p></div>
Spring Recruiting Schedule Recruiting Schedule2019-01-17T20:50:18Z<div class="ExternalClass133215847D3140E6A9E9B336791B3F8E"><p>​Go to our Job Fair page to find out where we are going to recruit new teachers to Katy ISD.  <a href="/dept/hr/Pages/jobfairs.aspx">Katy ISD Job Fair website</a><br></p></div>
Assistant Superintendent for Human Resources Superintendent for Human Resources2018-11-28T13:28:04Z<div class="ExternalClass5BB91CE3D88F4B45AAA8A86F2BC3E81F"><p>​<span style="color:#222222;font-family:verdana, arial, sans-serif;font-size:14.3px;text-align:justify;background-color:#ffffff;">Brian Schuss</span><span style="color:#222222;font-family:verdana, arial, sans-serif;font-size:14.3px;text-align:justify;background-color:#ffffff;"> joins Katy ISD from Flour Bluff ISD where he was serving as the district's superintendent. Before being named superintendent in 2016, Mr. Schuss was the District's Assistant Superintendent for Business Management for seven years and was responsible for finance, human resources and district operations.  Prior to his tenure at Flour Bluff ISD, he was the Executive Director of Business and Operations for Port Aransas ISD.  Mr.  Schuss also served as an Analyst and Performance Auditor for the New Mexico State Legislative Finance Committee.  His educational career began in the classroom as an Economics and Secondary Mathematics teacher.  Katy ISD Board of Trustee members welcomed him during the last monthly board meeting, where he was approved as the assistant superintendent for Human Resources Department.  Mr. Schuss will begin his new role in January 2019.</span><br></p></div>
2018-2019 Salary Schedules Approved! Salary Schedules Approved!2018-07-10T22:42:00Z<div class="ExternalClass47D70CE437FD4EA196025C0B528B98EA"><p>​​On June 25, 2018 Katy ISD's Board of Trustees approved the Teacher Salary Schedule and Non-Teacher Pay Ranges.​</p></div>
Portrait of a Katy ISD Educator of a Katy ISD Educator2018-10-29T19:19:11Z<div class="ExternalClassF8EA993500A44F3993895A07AF1F44C3"><p><a href="/dept/hr/Pages/Becoming-a-Teacher-in-Katy-ISD.aspx">​Educators in Katy ISD...​ Relationship Builders, Lead Learners, Communicators, & Collaborators.</a><br></p></div>
Human Resources has moved to a new location Resources has moved to a new location2017-11-01T15:44:29Z<div class="ExternalClass21FD5DAB01BF4399A06384963F0108A4"><p style="margin-bottom:0px;color:#222222;background-color:#ffffff;">​Educational Support Complex Annex</p><p style="margin-bottom:0px;color:#222222;background-color:#ffffff;">​438 FM 1463 Katy, TX 77494</p><p style="margin-bottom:0px;color:#222222;background-color:#ffffff;">Phone: 281.396.2347  Fax: 281.644.1825<br></p><p style="margin-bottom:0px;color:#222222;background-color:#ffffff;">Hours:  7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.</p></div>
Katynet transition to Helpkaty transition to Helpkaty2017-05-03T14:07:25Z<div class="ExternalClassA66108FC8F2D41EDBC8B2921B6D2B95A"><p>Employees that are accustomed to using katynet to find internal KISD information will now be directed to use:  ​</p><p>This new information platform will provide more information while also making it easier to find items.  Once you have logged into click on the "Administration" tab.  You will then see the "Human Resources" box.  This box will take you to the information that you were accustomed to seeing on katynet (Transfer Requests, Employee Relations, Medical Leave, Employee Handbook, etc.)</p><p>​Thank you in advance for your patience as we know any transition is bound to have some rough spots.  The Technology and Human Resources Departments will be more than happy to assist any employee with navigating through the new helpkaty.<br></p></div>
Internal Employee Application Process Employee Application Process2017-05-03T13:52:36Z<div class="ExternalClass80C139CBAEB6458E88337F22466D8988"><div>It is with great pleasure that I bring to your attention an adjustment that has been made to the process used to apply for vacant positions in our district.  An online application, through WinOcular, has been activated that will allow internal candidates to apply online for posted positions. This new process will remove the need to have internal applicants submit (email, mail, fax, etc.) a letter of interest to the campus principal or district supervisor.  Resumes and letters of interest will all be uploaded into WinOcular. </div><div><br></div><div>As a result of the new process, internal applicants will take the following action steps when applying for posted positions:  </div><div><br></div><div>Request to be added to the Transfer List</div><div>-        While internal applicants will be required to apply for posted positions, principals and district supervisors will use the Transfer List to ensure that an internal applicant is eligible for a transfer.  However, internal applicants will required to complete an online application for posted positions.</div><div> </div><div>Apply online using the Internal Online Application </div><div>-        Internal applicants will be required to upload resumes and interest letters based upon the position for which they are applying.</div><div>-        Once an internal application has been completed by an employee, the application can be updated for each position of interest thereafter.</div><div><br></div><div>Automated reference forms will be distributed using the internal online application once a Katy ISD employee applies for a vacant positon.  KISD employees need three references (including one from your current supervisor).<br></div><div><br></div><div>Note:  Internal applicants cannot apply for positions that have not been posted.  In this case, the principal/district supervisor will use the transfer list as a way to identify interested applicants.</div></div>
TRS Surcharge Surcharge2017-02-22T15:36:48Z<div class="ExternalClassECFFDCB683DC4D29A1046B91E760AD56"><p></p><p class="x_MsoNormal">Retired former employees that are rehired in Katy ISD may be subject to surcharges set by the Texas Retirement System.  <strong>Any TRS-retiree seeking full or part-time employment with Katy ISD must validate they have not been employed by a TRS-covered employer for 12 consecutive, calendar months.  TRS-retirees that desire to work as a substitute are NOT subject to the 12-month <span class="highlight">g</span>uideline, but are subject to all TRS <span class="highlight">g</span>uidelines and any incurred surcharges.  </strong></p><p class="x_MsoNormal">Surcharges apply to the employment of any retiree who:</p><p class="x_MsoListParagraph" style="text-indent:-0.25in;"><span style="font-family:symbol;">·<span style="font-size:7pt;line-height:normal;font-family:"times new roman";font-stretch:normal;">        </span></span>retired after September 1, 2005 and </p><p class="x_MsoListParagraph" style="text-indent:-0.25in;"><span style="font-family:symbol;">·<span style="font-size:7pt;line-height:normal;font-family:"times new roman";font-stretch:normal;">        </span></span>is working a TRS-eligible position (half-time or more)</p><p class="x_MsoListParagraph" style="text-indent:-0.25in;"><span style="font-family:symbol;">·<span style="font-size:7pt;line-height:normal;font-family:"times new roman";font-stretch:normal;">        </span></span>combining substitute work and half-time employment</p><p class="x_MsoNormal"> </p><p class="x_MsoNormal">**Exceptions could be made for TEA defined hard-to-fill positions**</p><p class="x_MsoNormal"> </p><p class="x_MsoNormal">Surcharges do not apply to retirees working:</p><p class="x_MsoListParagraph" style="text-indent:-0.25in;"><span style="font-family:symbol;">·<span style="font-size:7pt;line-height:normal;font-family:"times new roman";font-stretch:normal;">        </span></span>as a substitute as defined by TRS</p><p class="x_MsoListParagraph" style="text-indent:-0.25in;"><span style="font-family:symbol;">·<span style="font-size:7pt;line-height:normal;font-family:"times new roman";font-stretch:normal;">        </span></span>less than half-time</p><p class="x_MsoListParagraph" style="text-indent:-0.25in;"><span style="font-family:symbol;">·<span style="font-size:7pt;line-height:normal;font-family:"times new roman";font-stretch:normal;">        </span></span>retired <strong>before </strong>September 1, 2005</p><p class="x_MsoNormal"> </p><p class="x_MsoNormal"><strong>Rehired retirees who signed an employment contract with KISD prior to July 1, 2016 are <span class="highlight">g</span>randfathered.​</strong></p></div>
Katy ISD now has 457(b) FICA Alternative! ISD now has 457(b) FICA Alternative!2017-01-18T17:12:49Z<div class="ExternalClassDBADE352265C4C9A9782129828BD39BD"><p>​Effective Immediately, all temporary, seasonal, and substitute employees will be enrolled in the 457(b) FICA Alternative Plan.  An information letter was sent to all current employees affected by the change.  For further information, please see the <span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong></strong></span><a href="/dept/hr/Pages/FICA-Alternative.aspx"><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>FICA Alternative FAQs</strong></span>.</a></p></div>

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