Katy (Texas) district apologizes for disclosing parents' phone number

Nov. 12, 2010
Campaign for district's bond issue was given access to numbers

From The Houston Chronicle: Katy (Texas) School Superintendent Alton Frailey has admitted that the district erred in releasing the phone numbers of some parents. Many parents in the district received numerous phone calls on their personal cell and office numbers from a political action committee asking them to support the district's bond referendum.

EARLIER...from The Houston Chronicle: Voters in the Katy (Texas) district have approved a $459.7 million school bond measure. Work on a new high school, a new junior high and a host of other improvements will begin in the spring, district officials say. The bonds will provide $282 million for new school construction, $119 million in major overhauls of existing facilities, $35 million to improve technology, and $22 million for other projects.

News release: The Katy (Texas) school district has scheduled a $459 million bond election for Nov. 2. The bond package is divided into four major areas: $282 million to build new schools; $119 million to renovate existing schools and facilities; $35 million for technology; and $22 million for other items such as buses, portable classrooms and land acquisition for future school sites.

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