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|Katy ISD is Hiring!||Katy ISD is Hiring!||2022-01-07T14:33:24Z||<div class="ExternalClass59C89684F7414A3AB05547DDD04E9C23"><p><span style="text-align:justify;">With the start of 2022, how about a new job at a thriving school district identified by Forbes as one of the top employers in the state of Texas?</span><span style="text-align:justify;"> </span><span style="text-align:justify;">Katy Independent School District is seeking to fill vacancies in classroom instruction and support, maintenance, operations, transportation and law enforcement.</span></p><p style="text-align:justify;">“From educating our students, keeping our campuses clean and safe, and providing transportation to and from school, these men and women are essential to the success of our school district," said Brian Schuss, Chief Human Resources Officer. “Katy ISD offers competitive compensation and benefits packages to those interested in joining our team," added Schuss. <br></p><p style="text-align:justify;">This spring, the District will also host its annual Certified Teacher Job Fair on <strong>Saturday, March 26, 2022</strong>. Elementary campus leadership will meet interested candidates between 8:30-11:30 a.m., and secondary personnel between 1-4 p.m. at the Leonard Merrell Center located at 6301 S. Stadium Lane, Katy, TX 77494. </p><p style="text-align:justify;">Candidates interested in any Katy ISD position may apply at: <a href="https://katy.tedk12.com/hire/index.aspx">bit.ly/ApplyKatyISD</a>.<br></p><p><br></p></div>|
|Katy ISD Launches Spring Community Education Courses||Katy ISD Launches Spring Community Education Courses||2022-01-03T20:08:19Z||<div class="ExternalClass821775789D86435A892A023252EAA462"><p><span style="text-align:justify;">Have you ever wanted to learn how to play the guitar, maybe take some computer skills classes, or learn how to dance salsa? If so, look no further! Spring enrollment has begun for a variety of Katy Independent School District Community Education classes which aim to provide participants the opportunity to build expertise, learn a different skill or enjoy a new activity. </span><br></p><p style="text-align:justify;">With a variety of topics and options, the Community Education courses at Katy ISD provide the general public with learning opportunities that include self-improvement, enrichment, recreation, professional skills courses and best of all, an opportunity to make new friends. Spring semester classes take place at various Katy ISD high schools during evening hours, and interested individuals can view course availability through the Katy ISD <a href="/dept/ce/Documents/Community_Education_Catalog.pdf">Community Education Spring 2022 Online Course Catalog.</a></p><p style="text-align:justify;">“For over 30 years, the Katy ISD Community Education Program has grown to include almost 2,000 participants per semester," said Karen Lewis, Director of Internal & Community Relations. “We have found that many participants who take a course, return in following semesters to take more classes," added Lewis.<br></p><p style="text-align:justify;">Registration is available online. Everyone is invited to register for classes, even if you live outside of the Katy ISD district. Certificates of completion are issued for most classes. For questions, call the Community Education Department at 281-396-6365. <br></p><p><br></p></div>|
|Katy ISD Seeking Community Input on State Exemptions||Katy ISD Seeking Community Input on State Exemptions||2021-12-15T19:35:31Z||<div class="ExternalClass2B387CE7216545999CA4651616C7CE5E"><p><span style="text-align:justify;">For the past five years as a state-designated District of Innovation (DOI), Katy Independent School District has been allowed to exempt certain Texas Education Code provisions to most effectively meet the needs of the students it serves.</span><span style="text-align:justify;"> </span><span style="text-align:justify;">Katy ISD is now seeking to renew its District of Innovation designation as well as include additional exemptions.</span><span style="text-align:justify;"> </span><span style="text-align:justify;">The current 2017-2022 Katy ISD Local Innovation Plan reflects exemptions for the school start date, teacher certification and the designation of campus behavior coordinators.</span><span style="text-align:justify;"> </span><span style="text-align:justify;">The 2022-2027 proposed plan will add the following additional elements to existing exemptions:</span></p><ul style="list-style-type:disc;"><li>Operation of Minutes</li><li>Student Suspension</li><li>Attendance for Class Credit or Final Grade</li><li>Excused Absences (Related to College Visits) </li><li>Compulsory Attendance </li></ul><p style="text-align:justify;">“The proposed exemptions will provide the District greater flexibilities in meeting the educational needs and interests of over 88,000 students that we serve," said Sherri Ashorn, Discipline and SHARS Administrator.</p><p>The District is seeking feedback from the community on <a href="/dept/legal/Documents/Proposed_Local_Innovation_Plan-2021.pdf">Katy ISD's proposed District of Innovation Plan</a> before it is presented to the Board of Trustees next month for review and approval. Interested individuals can share their input by emailing <a href="mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org">email@example.com</a> up until 4 p.m. on January 18, 2022.</p><p>Additional information about the <a href="/dept/legal/Pages/District-of-Innovation.aspx">District of Innovation</a> can be found on the Katy ISD webpage.<br></p><p><br></p></div>|
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