86R33655 CJM-D
  By: Bohac H.R. No. 1771
         WHEREAS, The Katy Independent School District was named the
  Advanced Placement Large District of the Year by The College Board
  on April 25, 2019; and
         WHEREAS, One of 373 districts from across the United States
  considered for the award, Katy ISD was selected as the AP Large
  District of the Year in recognition of its efforts to expand its AP
  program; over the last three years, Katy ISD has increased student
  participation in the AP exams by 18 percent annually, resulting in
  approximately 1,500 more students being involved in the program
  this year than in 2016; furthermore, the district has improved exam
  performance, with over 77 percent of its 12,000 AP tests receiving a
  score of a three or higher; and
         WHEREAS, Under the able leadership of superintendent Ken
  Gregorski and school board president Courtney Doyle, Katy ISD
  serves more than 80,000 students at 69 campuses; the district has
  received an A rating from the Texas Education Agency and an A+ from
  Niche.com, and it was recently named to The College Board's AP Honor
  Roll for the seventh time; and
         WHEREAS, A quality education is critical to the continued
  vitality of our state, and the faculty, staff, and administrators
  of Katy ISD are indeed deserving of recognition for their efforts to
  foster a supportive and challenging academic environment; now,
  therefore, be it
         RESOLVED, That the House of Representatives of the 86th Texas
  Legislature hereby congratulate the Katy Independent School
  District on its selection as the 2019 Advanced Placement Large
  District of the Year by The College Board and extend to all those
  associated with the district sincere best wishes for continued
  success; and, be it further
         RESOLVED, That an official copy of this resolution be
  prepared for Katy ISD as an expression of high regard by the Texas
  House of Representatives.