Commitment Momentum

Community Invests Time Before Money

In fall 2018, the Momentum Facility Committee began an intense study of the conditions in which Midway operates. A core of approximately 40 parents, teachers, business owners, and retirees are volunteering their evenings multiple times each month to first become familiar with aspects of school business, district academic goals, the classic “strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats,” and other various conditions affecting decision-making. Months of analysis and training will eventually lead to the committee of community members providing a recommendation to the School Board of needed facilities, but first the group is putting in the legwork to understand the whole picture.

Before making bond package recommendations, the Momentum Facility Committee will discuss and analyze:

October 2014:

-Introductions of Committee Members
– Review Charge of Committee
– Review Highlights of Strategic Plan
– Begin Presentation of Demographic Study

Before making bond package recommendations, the Momentum Facility Committee will discuss and analyze:

October 2018: District strategic plan, Results of 2017 community survey and focus groups, Demographic study results, Demographic study continued, Building capacities, Portrait of a graduate (graduation goals), Academic success indicators

December 2018: Career and technical education, College and career readiness, Long-range maintenance plan, School finance, budget, and debt, State/political environment

January 2018: Grade configurations, Attendance zones, Educational environments of the future

February 2018: Tours of MISD classrooms, Tours of campuses out-of-district

March/April 2018: Formation of recommendation Midway ISD’s priorities in planning include addressing and balancing student growth projections, financial data, estimated construction costs and availability of utilities, as well as the needs for student programs.

The months of study by the Momentum Facility Committee will provide ample time to become fully informed before considering options and structuring recommendations to the Board to address growth and academic goals, as well as a suggested timeline.

The Board of Trustees would then consider how to fund and implement the recommended plan, likely through a bond package.