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Katy ISD is asking the community to participate in upcoming Attendance Boundary Modification (ABM) discussions by either providing feedback online or by attending an upcoming Public Workshop on Nov. 15.

At the Nov. 15 public workshop, the district will review the 2011 Demographic Update, as well as the assumptions, values and data that will be used in creating a preliminary attendance boundary recommendation for the three new elementary schools and new junior high opening in August 2012. Specific attendance boundary recommendations will not be presented at this first meeting. Community members can also provide feedback on the values and assumptions online.

A preliminary recommendation will be presented to the Board of Trustees at the Nov. 21 meeting. Afterwards, the community will have an opportunity to provide feedback on the preliminary recommendation at a second public workshop held on Dec. 8, as well as via the Katy ISD website.

The Katy ISD 2011 Demographic Update shows Katy ISD gaining approximately 23,000 students over the next 10 years. This consistent growth has been anticipated through Katy ISD’s Long Range Facilities Plan and, as such, Katy ISD will open four new campuses in the western quadrant of the district next fall – with a new high school slated to open in fall 2013.

With a strong belief that all stakeholders should be involved in ABM decision making process, Katy ISD is following a model that was first implemented in 2009 to gather public input and feedback from the community.  This model is a proactive approach that addresses issues and engages the community in the decision-making process.

To RSVP for the Nov. 15 public workshop, please click here.  To participate in the community survey, please click here.  For more detailed information about the ABM process and to view key dates, visit the ABM website.

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