Klein ISD Board approves $60K starting teacher pay, competitive raises, loyalty incentives for returning employees
The approved compensation package includes planned pay raises for current employees, an increase in the starting teacher salary to a competitive $60,000 per year, and Klein Family loyalty payments for current employees who return to Klein ISD.
9-year-old Klein ISD student suspended after being given cannabis-laced candy by another student at Krahn Elementary, family says
Angela Rose is worried and upset after learning that her 9-year-old daughter who is a 3rd-grade student at Krahn Elementary School ate candy infused with marijuana which was brought to the campus by another student.
BEARKAT POWER! : Klein High To Use 2021 Playoff Appearance As Springboard
The 2021 season was big for Klein ISD. It saw all the playoff slots in District 15-6A taken home by its squads. Of those four, two garnered playoff wins, and one of those was Klein High. The Bearkats swept Langham Creek in the Bi-District Round to advance to Area.
Former Klein ISD student wins $90,000 settlement following claims she was harassed for sitting out Pledge of Allegiance
A former Klein ISD student has won a $90,000 settlement years after a lawsuit was filed claiming she was subjected to harassment and discrimination for sitting out the Pledge of Allegiance, according to the civil rights group American Atheists.
Mother & Daughter Arrested After Meeting with Schindewolf School Principal Turns Physical
Spring, Texas – A mother and her daughter were arrested Tuesday after a meeting with the Principal of Schindewolf Intermediate School turned physical. The incident happened around 1:30 PM at Schindewolf Intermediate School at 20903 Ella Blvd. “Klein ISD values its partnerships with families and will always work with families in the best interest of students. Violent conduct of this nature will never be tolerated in Klein ISD. The district will always pursue these matters to the fullest extent of the law in support of our staff and students,” Klein ISD said in a statement.springhappenings.com
Klein Cain High School Student’s Life Saved By School Staff And Police After Collapsing On Campus
Klein, Texas – A student at Klein Cain High School was recently saved by school staff and police after he collapsed on the second floor of the school at approximately 2:45PM on Friday, October 1. A group of two Klein ISD police officers and five Klein Cain staff members took swift action that saved the student’s life and that, unbeknownst to them and the student, would later save his life again. Because of the rescuers’ discovery of the underlying problems the student later had a permanent defibrillator implanted, averting the impending life-threatening events. The student’s rescuers are Klein ISD Police Officers Joe Wooley and Allison Washington, Klein Cain counselor Michelle York, athletic trainer Phil Bartlett, nurse Jackie Angelino, and Klein Cain Assistant Principals Robert Carbajal and Chava Sadler. The group was honored at Klein ISD’s October 12 Board of Trustees meeting where they were presented life saving awards by Klein ISD Police Chief David Kimberly and Klein Cain Principal Nicole Patin.springhappenings.com
Klein, Spring, Tomball, Conroe ISD Closed Tuesday, September 14 Due to Incoming Tropical Storm
Spring, Texas – All local school districts have announced that they will be closed on Tuesday, September 14, 2021 due to the potential impacts from Tropical Storm Nicholas. Klein ISD, Spring ISD, Tomball ISD, and Conroe ISD have all announced closures for Tuesday. In addition to the closure, all after-school activities on Monday have also been cancelled. Classes are preliminary scheduled to resume on Wednesday, September 15 unless further cancellations are deemed necessary.springhappenings.com
Klein ISD Announces Tuesday Closure Due to Tropical Storm Nicholas
Spring, Texas – Klein ISD has announced that they will be closed Tuesday, September 14 due to the potential impacts from Tropical Storm Nicholas. In addition to Tuesdays closure, all after-school activities are cancelled for Monday, September 13. Both Klein ISD and Spring ISD have announced school closures. Conroe ISD says they will make a determination later this afternoon.springhappenings.com
Looking For a Career in Education? Klein ISD to Hold Virtual Job Fair April 23-28
Spring, TX – Klein ISD is holding a virtual job fair in a search for teachers and support staff. The Virtual Job Fair will be held online starting April 23 through April 28. Teachers of various school grades are needed and support staff positions such as IT or school administration are also available. Click HERE to see our anticipated job openings for the 2021-2022 school year on our Career Website and Apply online. Submit your Interest through a Virtual Online Interview Form.springhappenings.com
School Closures/Transition to Virtual Learning Due to Incoming Winter Weather Threat
Spring, Texas – Local school districts have announced closures or the transition to virtual learning due to the incoming winter weather threat. Don’t stress, and do your best with Tuesday’s Remote Learning Day. Presidents’ Day, February 15 is a scheduled student holiday and a remote professional learning day for teachers. Administrators and teachers will be working remotely and all students are expected to complete remote learning on Tuesday. Students will be contacted by their school regarding remote learning activities for Tuesday, Feb. 16.springhappenings.com
Klein ISD Student-Athletes Sign Letters of Intent on National Signing Day
Klein ISD is home to many distinguished athletes, and yesterday 81 of those athletes penned their NLI's to secure their spot to play in college! Check out the list of signees below! KleinCassidy Verdekal Ohio State University Rowing Gustavo Posada Texas A&M Cross Country Samuel Navarro Fort Scott Junior College Cross Country Christopher Daniels Incarnate Word Cross Country McKaylon Bowie Angelina Junior College Baseball Connor Bryan Tulsa Football Kenzo Viteri Naval Academy Football Mason Tharp Texas Tech Football Darius Peterson New Mexico State Football Camy Kling University of North Alabama Volleyball Annie Antar University of North Florida Volleyball Devan Taylor Clemson Volleyball Allie Clements Stanford Softball Donatus Onu Biola University Swimming Vitalis Onu Fordham University Swimming Paige Walsh University of North Texas Swimming Hallie Williams BYU Swimming Joshua Le NYU SwimmingKlein ForestAhmonte Watkins Texas Christian University Football Darrin Baker Arizona Christian University Football Willie Green Rend Lake College Baseball Dante Samuel McPherson College Football Devante Samuel Texas Wesleyan University Football Albert Thomas Angelo State University FootballKlein OakMackenzie Baldwin Southern Arkansas University Softball Haley Boardman-Lyttle Lamar State College Softball Makayla Hall Texas State Softball Kenna Hendry LeTourneau University Softball Amber Poorbaugh Frank Phillips College Softball Allison Saville Sam Houston State University Softball Natalia Watkins Tyler Junior College Softball Brianna Wray UCLA Rowing Taryn Kooyers University of Texas Rowing Alexa Holloway James Madison Diving Emi Velez UMHB Women's Soccer Rebekah Gutierrez Indian Hills College Women's Soccer Kaitylyn Menard LeTourneau University Women's Soccer Ashlyn Jones ULL Women's Basketball Mallory Dawson Coastal Bend Community Volleyball Clay Westbrook Ranger College Baseball Anthony Venturella Bethel University Baseball Braydon Burciaga McPherson College Baseball Jayde Sihan Auburn Soccer/Track PJ Tabor Pittsburgh State University Football Chandler Donaway A&M Commerce Football Nolan Steeples Southern Nazarene University Football Max Roberts McMurry State Football Kason Tulios Texas A&M Football Zach Adams Texas State FootballKlein CollinsAdrian Losa Friends University Soccer Evelyn Argueta Letourneau University Soccer Jada Brown Navarro College Soccer Kenny Burleson Ranger Junior College Baseball Jarret Imel Oklahoma Wesleyan Baseball Brycen Metoyer Alvin Junior College Baseball Tyler Taylor Ranger Junior College Baseball Mekaila Aupiu University of Texas San Antonio Volleyball Faith Wilemon University of Arkansas Monticello Volleyball Cornelious Blalock Hamiline University Football Randolph Dean Papago Football Siavash Ferrell Southern Nazarene University Football Mikey Hookfin Southeastern Oklahoma State University Football Bruce Jackson III Southwestern Assemblies of God University Football JJ Jackson Papago Football Donald Lee Grambling State University Football Jonathan Lewis Southern Arkansas University Football Donavan Phenix-Niman Southwestern Oklahoma State University Football Colby Powers University of Arizona Football Richard Walker USMC Football Trenton Ward University of North Texas Football Nadia Almanza Navarro College Softball Kylee Jacks Tyler Junior College Softball Abigail Ramirez McLennan Community College Softball Pacey White Texas Lutheran University SoftballKlein Cain
Klein Collins High School evacuated due to smoke, officials say
SPRING, Texas – Students and staff Klein Collins High School in Spring are being evacuated, according to officials. The Spring Fire Department shared a tweet saying smoke had been spotted at the Klein ISD school Wednesday morning. Information is limited, but the fire department said there are firefighters on the scene.
Klein ISD bringing failing students back to the classroom
KLEIN, Texas – Students in the Klein Independent School District who are failing their online classes will be required to transition to in-person instruction unless they have a medical exemption. The only exception will be for students who have a medical exemption form that is signed by a doctor. Officials said dates for this transition will be provided to parents by their child’s school. This plan differs from a plan announced by officials at the Deer Park Independent School District on Thursday. The so-called Reboot 2021 plan aims to bring all students back to the classroom after the start of the new year, with medical exemptions for some students.
6 Klein ISD students hospitalized after ingesting substance brought from home, officials say
SPRING, Texas – Six Hildebrandt Intermediate School students were hospitalized Monday after ingesting a substance that was brought to school from home, officials said. Officials from the Klein Independent School District said ambulances took the students to Texas Children’s Hospital in The Woodlands after ingesting the substance that was brought to the school by a student. All six students are said to be in stable condition. Officials said it is not yet clear what the substance was, but Klein ISD police are investigating the incident.
Students From Hildebrandt Intermediate Transported to Hospital After Ingesting Unknown Substance
Spring, Texas – Six students have been transported to area hospitals after ingesting an unknown substance according to Klein ISD officials. The incident is happening at Hildebrandt Intermediate School in the 22800 block of Hildebrandt Road. Officials with the District tell us that several students began experiencing medical difficulties after ingesting an unknown substance that was brought from one of the student’s homes. A total of six students have been transported by ambulance to area hospitals. The Klein ISD Police Department is investigating.springhappenings.com
Klein ISD teacher dies after being found unresponsive by students on campus
HOUSTON – A Wunderlich Intermediate School teacher has died after being found unresponsive by students on campus Thursday afternoon, according to Klein ISD. “It is with great sadness that I share with you that we have lost a member of our Wunderlich Family,” wrote Principal Clay Huggins. “We extend our deepest sympathies to Mr. Smith’s family.”The Klein ISD Critical Incident Response Team will be on campus Friday and will continue to be available for any student and staff member in need of support. If there is something we can do to assist the family as a Wunderlich community, we will communicate that information to you.”The Klein ISD Guidance and Counseling Department have complied information for those who may be grieving. If your child needs additional assistance, please contact the school office during normal business hours at 832-249-5200.
Klein ISD Board of Trustees Approve $500 Stimulus Payment to Full-Time Employees
Spring, Texas – A $500 bonus will be paid out to all Klein ISD full-time employees on November 20, 2020. At their November 9, 2020 board meeting, the Klein ISD Board of Trustees voted to approve a one-time $500.00 payment to its full-time employees. Additionally, benefit-eligible employees who work less than full-time will receive a $250.00 payment. These stimulus payments are meant to reward staff members for their hard work throughout the coronavirus pandemic. Klein ISD employees should expect their bonus on November 20, 2020.springhappenings.com
High school football set to kick off with COVID-19 safety measures in place
HOUSTON – High school football in the Houston area is back. Coronavirus is forcing districts like Klein ISD to implement safety measures to protect both players and fans. “We are really thankful for Klein and the school district for making sure that everyone is safe. I personally am very thankful,” said football fan Stephanie Chase. Klein ISD will require all fans to wear masks and social distance and have set up hand sanitizing stations.
Klein ISD Creates Dashboard to Track Student & Staff COVID-19 Infections
Spring, Texas – Klein ISD has announced that they are providing daily COVID-19 stats in their newly released COVID-19 dashboard. “The dashboard shows active student cases, active staff cases, total active cases, and the COVID-19 positivity rate among all Klein On-Campus students and all staff,” Klein ISD said on Facebook. The dashboard will be updated daily at noon. All stats can be filtered by campus, school level, or family of schools. All positive (active) cases have been tested and received a report verifying the individual has contract COVID-19.springhappenings.com
Teachers from these Houston-area school districts made most complaints to union of COVID-19 protocol violations, discrepancies
HOUSTON – The Texas State Teachers Association announced Monday that its members had reported hundreds of COVID-19 protocol discrepancies or violations in the first couple weeks of the school year. In the Houston area, the most complaints of violations were submitted by teachers in the Cy-Fair Independent School District with 210 reports of violations since the school district began the academic year last week. We hope we haven’t prolonged the day when we can think about being normal again.”See the Houston-area districts where the most teachers reported COVID-19 violations during the first couple weeks of the school year. Across the state, TSTA claims it has received hundreds of reports of COVID-19 protocol violations from members in 135 school districts. What the school districts are sayingKPRC 2 reached out to the Houston-area school districts with a high number of reported violations.
Some Klein ISD students head back to campus for in-person learning
KLEIN, Texas – Tuesday morning school kicked off for thousands of students at Klein Independent School District. We’re so grateful for our families and just excited that school is back in session at Klein ISD," said Jenny McGown, Klein ISD Superintendent. Donte Berry, 14, is a freshman at Klein Cain High School and is one of many students trying to get adjusted to a new school. “I am a parent of a Klein ISD student myself and he is on campus for his first day too,” she said. Klein ISD reported no major issues after the first day of class.
HISD website appears to crash on first day of virtual classes
HOUSTON – As students in the state’s largest school district started their virtual classes Tuesday, some parents reported having trouble connecting to the district’s website. KPRC 2 attempted to visit the official website for the Houston Independent School District several times Tuesday morning and received a runtime error and a 504 error. They will all be in virtual learning until at least Oct. 19, when some are scheduled to return to in-person learning. According to Lathan, about 12,000 students still do not have devices for virtual learning, but that does not mean they will be left behind. The district launched 36 digital learning centers for kids who still do not have what they need to participate in virtual school.
Klein ISD revamps bus cleaning policies during COVID-19 pandemic
Tuesday morning the school year kicks off for Klein Independent School District, and a question on parents minds, how safe are the buses in the middle of a pandemic? Director of Transportation services for Klein ISD, Josh Rice is charged with the task of keeping buses safe and clean. Klein ISD has approximately 350 buses. The new cleaning policies will likely continue post coronavirus to mitigate the spread of germs on the bus, according to Rice. Whether on the bus or at school, students have to wear one.
Klein ISD students, teachers take part in simulation school day
KLEIN, Texas – Klein ISD organized a simulation day for teachers and students on Wednesday, ahead of the first day of school next week. There is still a week before classes begin, but children and teachers were back in the classrooms and wearing their masks. That was really hard, so I just said, ‘air hug, air hug,’” said Wahlquist. Klein ISD said they’re committed to keeping teachers and students safe. The first day of school was scheduled for Sept. 8.
Klein ISD board votes 6-1 to delay start of 2020-21 school year amid coronavirus pandemic
HOUSTON – The Klein Independent School District board voted 6-1 to delay the start of the 2020-21 school year in a meeting Monday night. The school year will now begin on Sept. 8 instead of Aug. 19, district officials decided Monday. This delayed start will apply to all students, whether they are learning online or in-person in the coming year. Read more about the school district’s reopening plans here. At the time, McGown said while all school districts have trained for the race, for the most part, it’s become a challenge to continue to alter plans without much notice — plans that took months to develop.
Klein ISD Superintendent pens letter to Harris County, Houston health officials asking for better guidance
HOUSTON School districts in Harris County will not return to partial in-person learning until at least Sept. 8, according to an order signed by Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo. Officials cited the countys high coronavirus positivity rate, requiring school districts that had planned to offer both online and in-person learning to pivot. The Klein Independent School District was one of them and its superintendent asked county health leaders Tuesday for clarity on how and when school campuses will be considered safe enough for in-person learning to return. We are at a point where people need to stay home, where no gathering should take place, much less in a school, Hidalgo said. Texas Governor Greg Abbott said Tuesday said local school districts should decide how they will reopen.
Klein ISD To Certify Graduates Virtually on May 30th
Spring, Texas Although Klein ISD graduation ceremonies have been postponed until August 1st because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the district is committed to recognizing and celebrating the accomplishments of the Klein ISD Class of 2020. Klein ISD invites graduates and their friends and families to celebrate virtually on May 30th for the first-ever Senior Celebration Day. The Class of 2020 has experienced a year unlike any other, and Im so proud of their resilient spirit, Klein ISD Superintendent Dr. Jenny McGown said. It all starts on May 30th at 8:00 AM at Facebook.com/kleinisd/live with a message from Klein ISD Superintendent Dr. Jenny McGown. 9:00 AM | Klein High School11:45 AM | Klein Forest High School2:30 PM | Klein Cain High School4:45 PM | Klein Oak High School7:30 PM | Klein Collins High SchoolIn-person graduation is still planned for August 1st, 2020Source: Klein ISDspringhappenings.com
Spring & Klein ISD Offering Free Curbside Meals To Students During Coronavirus Closure
Spring, Texas Spring and Klein ISDs have stepped up to the plate in an effort to help families with prepared meals during the Coronavirus crisis. Both districts announced today that they will be offering free curbside take-home meals to district families. According to Klein ISD, the district will provide free drive-thru or curbside meals at Klein Intermediate, Wunderlich Intermediate, Mittlestat Elementary, and Schultz Elementary between 8:00 AM and 11:00 AM on Monday, March 16th and Tuesday, March 17th. Additionally, Spring ISD says they will provide meals available for pickup at select Spring ISD campuses between 8:00 AM and 11:00 AM. For more on COVID-19 and specific information related to your childs school district, please visit:Klein ISD: https://kleinisd.net/covid19Spring ISD: https://www.springisd.org/coronavirusspringhappenings.com
Statement from Klein ISD Regarding Klein Forest High School Incident
Houston, Texas Klein ISD has released the following statement in reference to the incident that occurred at Klein Forest High School, Tuesday. Klein ISD Families and Community:Today, January 7, 2020, an incident occurred at Klein Forest High School. Klein Forest students, staff and administration are to be commended for ensuring a smooth and orderly evacuation. Please contact us whenever you see or hear something suspicious concerning Klein ISD. Use the Keep Klein Safe red button located at the top of all Klein ISD webpages.springhappenings.com
Klein ISDs kindergarten enrollment rate expected to level out; enrollment in charter schools projected to see continued growth
Growth scenariosThe report considers various factorsincluding student enrollment growth, housing trends and regional economic trendsto estimate low-, moderate- and high-growth scenarios for the district to use for future planning. With the recent increase of births, Silhavy said the districts kindergarten student enrollment will begin to level out. Usually, when we see kindergarten enrollment higher, its quite a bit higher than [births]. But were not seeing that as much anymore; plus were seeing more transfers into other schools.Continued enrollment growth in charter schoolsStudent enrollment in private and charter schools is expected to continue growing. Out of the 57,149 students who reside in Klein ISD, about 2%, or 1,126 students, are enrolled in charter schools, according to Silhavy.communityimpact.com
Check out this months featured neighborhood: Champion Forest, 77379
Located between Cypresswood Drive and Louetta Road, this neighborhood is zoned to Klein ISD and includes Raveneaux County Club and a bird sanctuary, among other amenities. Build-out year: 1982Median square footage: 3,253Median appraised home value (per square foot): $91HOA dues (estimated): $250-$350 annuallyAmenities: pools, tennis courts, clubhouse, golf course, bird sanctuaryProperty taxes (in dollars):Lone Star College System 0.11Harris County 0.42Harris County Dept. of Education 0.01Harris County ESD No. 16 0.05Harris County ESD No. 11 0.04Harris County Flood Control District 0.03Harris Health System 0.17Klein ISD 1.43Port of Houston Authority 0.01Cypress Forest PUD 0.29Total (per $100 valuation) 2.56communityimpact.com
Q&A: Get to know the sole candidate for Klein ISD board of trustees Position 6, Cathy M. Arellano
Incumbent Cathy M. Arellano is running unopposed for Position 6 on the Klein ISD board of trustees. We must provide students with various academic pathways and programs that support the whole child. RELATED Q&A: Get to know the candidates for Spring ISD board of trustees Position 3 John Lopez is running against incumbent Justine Durant for Position 3 on the Spring ISD board of trustees. Supporting programs and extracurricular activities provide students the opportunity to be a part of their school and assist them in developing leadership skills. I do believe that our community and KISD understand the importance of having the most qualified teachers and faculty.communityimpact.com
Klein ISD students take on Water Warriors challenge to design flood barriers
HOUSTON - This week we're featuring Klein ISD for the new and innovative ways they help both students and their communities. Klein ISD was recognized as one of the 26 most innovative, pioneering companies in the greater Houston area by the Houston Business Journal in its first-ever Innovation Awards. Among those recognized, Klein ISD was the only school district to be honored. One of their initiatives, called Water Warriors, took place after Hurricane Harvey. During the time the initiative took place, the Klein ISD area was still recovering from Harvey, so the challenge was very personal for everyone involved.
Klein ISD proposes 5% tax rate reduction for 2019-20 school year
Homeowners in Klein ISD may see a nearly 5% reduction in their district tax rate for the 2019-20 school year compared to last academic year following passage of House Bill 3, according to KISD officials. Greg Abbott on June 11, requires school districts to compress their tax rates and boost teachers pay as part of its school finance reform package. What were really excited about is that weve been able to lower the tax rate in Klein ISD and still meet the needs of all of our students and all of our Klein community, Superintendent Jenny McGown said. The proposed tax rate allocates $0.97 per $100 valuation for maintenance and operations and $0.39 per $100 valuation for the interest and sinking fund, which is used to pay for bonded indebtedness on construction, equipment or both. The 2018 tax rate was $1.43, with $1.06 allocated for maintenance and operations and $0.37 for the interest and sinking fund.communityimpact.com
Candidate filing period begins for 9 trustee positions in Spring, Klein, Cy-Fair ISDs
Spring ISDIn Spring ISD, Position 1, held by Deborah Jensen; Position 2, held by Chris Bell; and Position 3, held by Justine Durant, will all be up for election in November. Klein ISDIn Klein ISD, Position 6, held by Cathy Arellano, and Position 7, held by Rick Mann, will be up for election. KISD trustees are elected to three-year terms. Applications may be filed in person at the districts central office, located at 7200 Spring Cypress Road, Klein. For more information about the KISD board of trustees, click here.communityimpact.com
Here is how Spring, Klein and Cy-Fair ISD parents can register new students ahead of 2019-20 school year
Klein ISDParents can now schedule an appointment to register students in the Klein ISDs New Student Mega Enrollment event July 30-31. The two-day event will allow families to register K-12 students within a high school feeder pattern at one location, without having to travel from campus to campus. The event is open to families who are new to KISD, KISD families that are enrolling a new student and KISD families living in a new attendance zone. Each family will be assigned to one of the following five Mega Enrollment locations:Klein Cain High School, 10201 Spring Cypress Road, HoustonKlein Forest High School, 11400 Misty Valley Drive, HoustonKlein High School, 16715 Stuebner Airline Road, KleinKlein Oak High School, 22603 Northcrest Drive, SpringSchindewolf Intermediate School, 20903 Ella Blvd., SpringAppointments for New Student Mega Enrollment began July 9 and can be made online. In addition to registering new students, KISD requires all families to complete its annual student update Aug. 1-16, prior to students receiving a schedule or teacher assignment.communityimpact.com
Klein ISD approves historic 5.5% salary increase for employees in 2019-20 budget
Teachers and staff at Klein ISD can see up to a 5.5% pay increase this coming school yeara historic raise for the districtfollowing implementation of House Bill 3, the school finance reform bill. All other employees will receive a pay increase of 4% of the control point, which depends on their pay range, plus market adjustments. Benefit-eligible teachers working less than full time will receive $750, while part-time employees who are not teachers will receive $500. RELATED New Caney ISD approved minimum 4% salary increase for employees following HB 3 implementation New Caney ISD employees can expect to receive a minimum 4% pay increase for the 2019-20 school year. On June... >Previously scheduled reductions to district contributions for health insurance in the 2019-2020 school year will not occur.communityimpact.com