Legislative Priorities, Honoring Principals & a Texas Music Icon


The Board adopted Klein ISDs legislative priorities for the 2018-2019 school year. As a district we’ll focus on helping our legislators understand the importance of fully funding public schools in Texas, creating an accountability system that incorporates locally defined criteria based on multiple measures of student achievement and advocate for equity so that any schools that receive tax dollars must be held to the same academic and financial standards as traditional public schools. We’ll dive deeper into these priorities in future episodes of 90 Seconds as we get closer to the start of the legislative session this January.

Also at the meeting, a public hearing was held to discuss the Financial Integrity Rating System of Texas, commonly referred to as F.I.R.S.T. We’re excited to share that Klein ISD has received a “Superior” rating. The highest a district can receive.

The Board also heard a report on the 2018 population and survey analyst demographic study, which helps us make long-term location and timing plans when it comes to purchasing property and building new schools in the district.

Earlier in the evening, we saluted past and present Klein ISD principals. These P2P investors spend countless hours partnering, collaborating and leading from our values. Including integrity, humility and kindness. Thank you for your very important role in bringing our Promise2Purpose vision to life for every Klein ISD student.

The Board honored awesome students and teachers from Brill Elementary and Schindewolf Intermediate schools.

They also honored Dr. Ann Barnes, a Klein Forest High School graduate and Chief Medical Officer at Legacy Community Health Services, as the alumnus of the month.

Catherine Gray, Director of Nursing programs at Lone Star College-Tomball, who was recognized as the October Stand Up for Texas Public Schools honoree. Lone Star-Tomball’s Career and Technology partnership with Klein ISD’s Teaching and Learning team provides a clear path for students pursuing a career in nursing through our Advanced Nursing Pathway. Which is one of only a few of its kind offered in Texas.

And finally today, the fine arts wing at Hofius Intermediate was named after Texas music icon and Klein family descendant, Lyle Lovett.