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Katy ISD loses hundreds of teachers in three years

February 12, 2019

Since 2016, more than 1,300 teachers have either left or been dismissed from their jobs at the Katy ISD.

The district lost 1,353 full-time teachers and 19 part-time teachers between January 2016 and December 2018, according to information received through a public records request.

Katy ISD, which encompasses a 171.93-square-mile area, is the leading employer in the Katy area when it comes to number of employees with roughly 9,185 employees, according to a Population and Survey Analysts demographic update.

In 2018, the district welcomed its 80,000th student and is expected to grow by more than 17,000 students by 2028, the survey showed.

The district dismissed four teachers, while 1,367 teachers left on their own accord. One teacher died during the year, according to a public records staffer at Katy ISD.

All the part-time teachers were female and left on their own accord, while the district lost a total of 1,106 full-time female teachers. The remaining 247 teachers were male.

The campus that saw the most teacher losses in three years was Morton Ranch High School with 63 full-time teachers - the youngest a 25-year-old female and the oldest a 73-year-old female. The campus with the fewest losses was Paetow High School with three teachers who left on their own accord in 2018.

The district saw a loss of 186 special education teachers — 153 female and 33 males — most of them out of elementary schools.

A Katy ISD spokeswoman confirmed the district currently employs 5,304 full-time teachers and 32 part-time teachers.

The district declined to comment on this story.

michelle.iracheta@chron.com

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