The Gulf Coast RCIC is announcing the next deadline for submitting TETF applications to the RCIC will be 10AM, Tuesday, May 21.
The schedule for the RCIC’s Round 28 activities is:
• Tuesday, April 30, 2-4PM – TETF Workshop at the Houston Technology Center, overview of the program, eligibility criteria and review process
• Week of May 6 – Application Planning Meetings between RCIC staff and prospective Round 28 applicants
• Thursday, May 9, 2-4PM – TETF Application Workshop at the Houston Technology Center, question-by-question advice on providing quality answer in the TETF application form
• Tuesday, May 21, 10AM – RCIC Application Deadline
• Wednesday, May 29 – RCIC Review Committee Semifinalist Selection Meeting, based on the application documents submitted, the reviewers select which applicants will be invited for presentations to the committee; applicants do not participate in this meeting.
Results released by the Texas Education Agency in February of STAAR test scores for grades 3-8 show Katy ISD’s students scored higher than both state and regional averages in every subject. Katy students score higher than state, regional averages on 2012
The remainder of Segment D in the Grand Parkway, Houston’s third loop, is taking shape, and officials expect the final two sections of the segment stretching from the Westpark Tollway to Hwy. 59 to open by December.
District career center offers real-world experiences
In response to Houston’s growing job market, Katy ISD has added several new programs and courses aimed at preparing students for the professional world.
By giving students a jump start into college and the workforce and providing them with opportunities to earn professional certifications, students are able to better focus on their particular field of interest as they near graduation, said Steve Stanford, KISD director of communications.
The district has offered different programs through the Career and Technical Education program as well as within the Miller Career and Technology Center by incorporating hands-on curriculum and allowing students to earn or prepare for various certifications and obtain specialized skill sets.
Residential, road projects cover landscape
In the fall of 2012, Katy ISD released a demographic study which noted housing project starts accelerated 22 percent from 2011 within the district, and the number of available lots decreased 26 percent.
By 2017, there will be nearly 12,000 new single-family homes in the district, and southwest Katy accounts for more than half of that total, according to the study.