Katy students to take different approach to protest budget cuts

April 18, 2011 4:46:50 AM PDT
After two days of protests last week at multiple campuses, Katy ISD students are taking a different approach. Today, students plan to organize a letter writing campaign to voice their frustration with budget cuts. Cinco Ranch High School students will write and mail letters today to lawmakers in Austin.

Katy ISD is facing a $50 million budget shortfall due to spending cuts in the state budget. The district plans to lay off 500 teachers.