Katy, TX News (December 18, 2013) – During the regular December meeting, the Katy ISD Board of Trustees approved the use of available funds from the District’s General Operation Fund (GOF) for the construction of the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (S.T.E.M.) Project Center for the District. The total project cost is estimated at $5 million.
The S.T.E.M. Project Center was one of three projects that comprised the Student Activity Facilities bond that went before voters in November. Although voters did not approve the bond measure, the District received feedback from the community that it was very interested in seeing this particular project move forward.
“The need for the S.T.E.M. Project Center adjacent to the Miller Career and Technology Center continues to exist to support student learning in the areas of science, technology, engineering and mathematics,” says Katy ISD Superintendent Alton Frailey. “New curriculum requirements and the increasing prominence of these fields in today’s society reinforce the need for this facility.”
The design for this project was approved at the October 28 Board meeting. This approval will resume the construction document development phase of the project.