Katy, TX (January 26, 2015)
Dear Katy ISD Parents, Guardians and Community Members,
You may be aware of recent changes in Texas law that went into effect on Jan. 1, 2016, regarding carrying firearms in open view in some locations. We would like to reassure you that Katy ISD has never allowed handguns or other prohibited weapons to be carried into any of our campuses or school facilities.
We would also like to assure you that the safety of your child is our top priority, and we are taking every precaution to keep them out of harm’s way.
School grounds have been considered “gun-free” zones under the federal Gun-Free Schools Act that was enacted more than 20 years ago. Texas law also does not permit handguns or certain other weapons to be taken into any school buildings or carried anywhere that school-sponsored activities are taking place. Handguns and firearms are not allowed at any school-sponsored activities, regardless of whether the events or activities take place on or off school property or on school passenger vehicles like school buses.
District officials are continuing to review the new Open Carry Law, and we will keep you informed regarding the implementation of this new law in Katy ISD. You can also view our FAQs online for more information.
Meanwhile, should you see any suspicious activity on or around your child’s campus or anywhere in the district, please call Katy ISD police at 281-237-4000 (24 hours a day) or call 911. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call the Parent & Patron Assistance Center (PPAC) at (281) 396-2441.