The district’s Facility Advisory Committee of approximately 30 people, representing a cross-section of the community met last fall to identify district priorities for the future. This committee of parents, grandparents, alumni, MISD staff, retirees, business owners, elected officials, and law enforcement all offered unique perspectives as the group worked to identify district facility challenges and a consensus recommendation for the Board of Trustees regarding a possible bond election. After touring district facilities, reviewing demographic data, learning about school finance and MISD’s historical tax rate, and speaking with administration about academic focus and long-range plans, committee members reached consensus on a list of prioritized needs. The group then presented its recommendation to the Board in January, and Trustees held a special meeting Feb. 15, 2022 to call the May 2022 election.
After the 2022 bond attempt, community, staff, parent & board feedback and discussions led the MISD Board of Trustees to unanimously call for a May 6, 2023 Bond Election on February 6, 2023. This bond will address the high school and elementary campuses that are over or near capacity, as well as provide for new construction and updates to the Baseball/Softball fields, Tennis courts, and Panther Stadium.
“I sincerely appreciate the service of our Facility Advisory Committee and want to thank each and every member for helping us prepare for the future,” said Superintendent Brad Koskelin. “The proposal that was recommended and called, if approved, could not only increase academic and career training options, but also reduce overcrowding in our elementary campuses, provide additional space for enrollment growth at the high school, and centralize our CTE programs.”