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 volunteered 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. Eight months of analysis and training eventually led to the committee of community members providing a recommendation to the School Board of needed facilities for Midway’s next 10 years, but first the group put in the legwork to understand the whole picture.
The eight months of study by the Momentum Facility Committee provided 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.
Following the committee’s work, the Board of Trustees would then consider how to fund and implement the recommended plan, likely through a bond package.
Click here to view the Momentum Facility Committee’s May 21 Recommendation to the School Board.
Focus Groups Delve Deeper Into Survey Results
101 students, parents, staff, and community members participated in two days of focus groups to give detailed input in the areas of Student Achievement, Community Involvement, Facilities, and Funding Priorities. Moderators led stakeholders through discussions and Q&A for each focus area. Content area questions included: Student Achievement/Graduate Profile I think the profile of a Midway […]
Midway Launches Community Survey
Midway ISD launched a survey with 28 questions about student achievement, community engagement, facilities, and funding priorities. 1272 parents, students, staff, alumni, and community members responded. The survey polled the community’s threshold for the size of student populations at each campus level and asked questions about how funds should be prioritized. Click here for the […]
Leadership Team Translates Data Received Into An Action Plan
Foundation Innovation’s strategic planning consultant led Midway’s District Leadership Team (superintendent, assistant superintendents, executive directors, directors, coordinators, principals, and assistant principals) through organizing survey and focus group feedback into goals. The Leadership Team identified action steps needed to achieve the community’s goals. Click here to read the action plan.
Facility Needs Committee is Formed
The Momentum Facility Committee was established to study the district’s facility needs with voice and viewpoints from the community. A core of 40 people were asked to commit to multi-hour evening meetings twice a month to first learn all the parameters affecting decision-making, then to create a recommendation for the School Board of how the […]
Committee Analyzes Financial Factors
Committee Considers Special Populations and State-Factors
The Momentum Facility Committee participated in the Friends of Texas Public Schools ambassador training to discuss school governance and legislation, as well as state-wide student achievement data. In January, the committee learned about special education programs and needs of student populations. The committee toured South Bosque Elementary, the district’s campus operating at the highest capacity.
Looking at the Future Classroom
Committee Begins Drafting a Recommendation for Future Facilities
After months of studying all the factors affecting district-wide decisions, the Momentum Facility Committee began forming preliminary facility plans. The committee broke into groups to form packages including what campuses they felt were priorities, what grade configurations were most advantageous, what equipment and facilities needs to be addressed for growth or maintenance, all the while […]
Evaluating Options of Secondary Schools
On May 7 and 28, the Momentum Facility Committee continued grade configuration analysis, while thinking of secondary school options for the high school and middle school. The community members toured Midway Middle School and Midway High School. Moderators led members through a process of considering high school options such as a building or expanding a […]
Evaluating Costs and Considerations Beyond Campuses