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Demographic Update Shows Continued Growth for Katy ISD

During the October 24 Board of Trustees meeting, Dr. Pat Guseman, president of Population and Survey Analysts (PASA), presented the 2011 Demographic Update, which shows steady growth for Katy ISD at a rate of approximately three percent each year during the next five years. While slightly slower than the rapid growth experienced between 2001 and 2009, the report shows approximately 23,000 additional students moving to the district during the next 10 years.

The district also announced today that as part of the Long Range Facilities Plan process, Katy ISD has entered into the initial stages of the Attendance Boundary Modification (ABM) process.

Last November, Katy ISD voters approved a bond referendum that included five new campuses – three elementary schools, one junior high and one high school. Four of the five campuses are set to open in fall 2012, and High School No. 7 is slated to open in fall 2013.

As part of the attendance boundary modification process, Katy ISD has scheduled two public workshops, both to be held in the Katy ISD Educational Support Complex located at 6301 S. Stadium Ln.  Public Workshop #1 is scheduled for Tuesday, November 15, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.  The first public workshop will review the 2011 Demographic Update, as well as the values, assumptions and data that will be used in creating the attendance boundary recommendation for the new campuses. Attendance boundary recommendations will not be presented at this first meeting.

Public Workshop #2 is scheduled for Thursday, December 8, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.  At the second public workshop, the district will present the proposed attendance boundary changes and solicit input from the community.

For those community members who cannot participate in one or both of the public workshops, the district will post on its website online surveys. Details about the online surveys will come at a later date. Information about the ABM process can be found on the Katy ISD website.

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