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  Katy ISD's Board of Trustees has submitted a $459.7 million bond package and called for a Nov. 2 bond election. The proposed bond package would fund the building of new schools including three elementary, one junior high, and one high school.Funds are also set aside for other capital project ex...
The Katy school district doesn't plan to raise the tax rate for the upcoming fiscal year. The overall tax rate is to remain at $1.5266 per $100 valuation. 2010 will be the third year in a row that the tax rate has remained unchanged.
Mortgage rates tick upward on news from the Fed. "The Federal Reserve should begin to sell off its stockpile of mortgage-backed securities as the recovery gains strength," Philadelphia Fed President Charles Plosser said in a speech on Wednesday. "As the economic recovery gains strength and moneta...
Early voting for the March 2nd Texas primary begins today and runs through February 26th. February 1 is the deadline to register to vote in the 2010 Primary Elections. For more information on where you should go to vote visit: www.sos.state.tx.us Aren't sure if you are eligible to vote visit: www...
In November 2009 the International Code Council (ICC) voted to keep the language related to mandatory fire sprinklers installed in all new one and two family homes in the next edition of the International Residential Code (IRC). Fire sprinklers will be mandatory in new buildings beginning on Janu...
Don't miss the opportunity to volunteer in the Junior Achievement program. The purpose of Junior Achievement is to educate and inspire young people to value free enterprise, business and economics. Junior Achievement in Katy ISD is a five to eight week course ranging from kindergarten to the 12th...
Katy ISD's mentoring program, Keep Encouraging Youth toward Success (KEYS), is designed to meet the needs of students on the brink of success. KEYS identifies students at all grade levels through predetermined criteria and then matches them with a compatible adult volunteer. KEY mentors are liste...
Volunteer opportunites abound in the Katy School District. Every Katy ISD campus participates in Volunteers In Public Schools Program (VIPS). Coordinated onsite by a campus volunteer coordinator, the program offers volunteers the opportunity to become involved in the education of Katy ISD student...
Katy school starts today and so do new laws about cell phone usage in school zones. Texas has passed legislation addressing the use of cell phones in school crossing zones. The law covers talking and texting in posted school zones. Violation of the new law can result in a $200.00 fine. Use of cel...
Elegant home on large corner lot across the street from pocket park. Leaded glass front door. Ceramic tile in entry,kitchen,breakfast,masterbath. Carpet downstairs installed Nov 08. Numerous trees in front and side yard. HUGE rear yard backing up to George Bush Park. Master bedroom down with two...

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