Tuesday, November 22, 2011

MISD Board Fights for Equity

MISD has talked about equity in school finance for many years. However, under the current system, our district is in the bottom 20% when districts are ranked highest per student funding to lowest. That means some districts within close proximity to us may receive $1000 or more per student than MISD does. If all districts must meet the same high student expectation, which we are, we must have equitable resources for our students. This inequity is what led our Board to the decision to join the Texas Taxpayer and Student Equity Coalition lawsuit against the state of Texas. Please check out our website for more information on how school finance works in Texas.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Honoring Our Veterans

For the past few weeks, we have recognized our MISD graduates who are veterans with video tributes at our football games. A compilation of the videos from all the high school campuses can be viewed at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pAR3HR7qaoE.

Though there are other activities planned throughout the community to commemorate the sacrifices and contributions made by all, I hope this will be a reminder to thank the veterans we know for their service to our country. They are deserving of our appreciation. Pass it forward.