MISD sets first day of school for Aug. 20
The MISD board of trustees unanimously approved a District of Innovation plan and calendar for the 2018-19 school year on Monday. The District of Innovation plan allows the district to begin classes a week earlier than regulated by the Texas Education Code, which requires districts to begin classes no earlier than the fourth Monday in August. The first day of the 2018-19 school year will be Aug. 20, said Jason Bullock, assistant superintendent of administration. This change will allow for an additional teacher professional development day near the end of each nine-week grading period.
2015 Bond projects moving along
Facilities Executive Director Tim Bruner delivered an update on the district’s $92 million bond projects on Monday. Magnolia Intermediate School is substantially complete, and furniture will be delivered on Feb. 19, Bruner said. Bear Branch Intermediate School is on schedule as well. Bruner said the district plans to move-in the administration, library and cafeteria staff during spring break, March 12-16. The furniture will arrive in early March for Bear Branch Intermediate School. Construction is scheduled to be complete by this summer. Bruner also said the District Conference Center is now planned to be completed by May 1 instead of April 1.
Board of trustees call for May elections
On Monday, the MISD board of trustees called for the May general election on Saturday, May 5. Travis Moffatt, who holds position 6, and Chuck Adcox, who holds position 7, are both seeking re-election, MISD officials said. Trustees serve three-year terms. For candidate qualifications, visit the district's website. The last day to apply for the May general election ballot is Friday, Feb. 16, at 5 p.m.