TX: School district mistakenly turns over parents’ information to PAC

Rashi Vats reports that a political group obtained parents’ email addresses from Katy Independent School District in Texas – even though that information should not have been released.

Anthony Kessel is a Katy ISD parent who wanted answers after receiving an email from a community-led group pushing the passage of a school bond in November.

“It wasn’t from Katy ISD. I was just wondering how they got my email address. It was a question,” said Kessel.

He replied to the email asking the question, and the quick response:

‘We filed a public information request with Katy ISD.’

“I was a little surprised, a little disappointed so that is why I questioned it,” said Kessel.

We called Katy ISD immediately. After more than two days of no response, we did get an answer but from the political action committee’s website.

It said in part ‘ The 1Katy PAC made a proper and legal public information request that apparently was fulfilled in error.

Read more on MyFoxHouston. So what is Katy ISD doing to prevent a recurrence of this type of error? More training of staff? What?

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