KATY MAGAZINE - Katy, Texas September 7, 2017
Beck Junior High was one of a number of Katy ISD campuses impacted by Tropical Storm Harvey. Damages to the building included water intrusion from the roof, skylights and at a site located on the campus where a building addition is being constructed. Immediately following the storm, it was unclear as to whether the school would be ready for the return of students on September 11. Operations crews have now completed a building evaluation and repairs, while external environmental services have finished testing for air quality and mold. Both entities reported yesterday, that Beck Junior High has been cleared for students and staff to safely re-enter the campus and resume regular school activities on Monday, September 11.
Katy ISD closed the district on August 25 in anticipation of Hurricane Harvey. Following the storm, the District announced that 16 campuses had been impacted by flooding in surrounding neighborhoods. One campus, Creech Elementary took on several feet of water and arrangements have since been made for students and staff to be relocated to the University of Houston Cinco Ranch campus while repairs are being made at the school. The remaining 15 schools are anticipated to reopen on Monday, September 11.
Courtesy of Katy ISD