Katy Independent School District, Texas

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The Katy Independent School District is one of 840 public school districts in Texas. The District based in Katy, Texas, a suburb of Houston.

Budget

Katy Independent School District publishes its annual budget on its website.[1]

Expenditures by Category
School Year Staff Expenses Student Services Operational Expenses Debt Service Other Budget Total
Total % of Budget Total % of Budget Total % of Budget Total % of Budget Total % of Budget
2013-2014 $452,095,573 71.1% $50,002,013 7.9% $36,699,586 5.8% $97,465,000 15.3% $0 0% $636,262,172
Averages: $452,095,573 71% $50,002,013 8% $36,699,586 6% $97,465,000 15% $0 0% $636,262,172

Website evaluation

The bad

  • The district doesn't post campaign finance reports for school board trustees and candidates for those positions on its website.[2]

Public records

The Texas Attorney General’s Office has allowed the District to withhold documents requested under the Texas Public Information Act regarding a hazing incident in the district due to the involvement of minors. [3]

The district also violated the state Open Meeting Act when the Superintendent held a speech for 250 people without mentioning it to the public.[4]

Lobbying

Main article: Texas government sector lobbying

The school district belongs to the Texas School Alliance, a government sector lobbying association.[5]

See also

Additional resources

References

  1. Katy Independent School District, "Financial Transparency," Accessed November 29, 2013
  2. Houston Chronicle, "School campaign reports offline", July 26, 2008
  3. AG Clarifies Ruling That School District Can Withhold Cheerleader Police Reports, InstantNewsKaty, January 29, 2009
  4. Texas Watchdog, Katy school system's closed-door speech may have violated state sunshine law, Oct. 27, 2010
  5. Texas School Alliance, 2007-2008 Directory