Category Archives: Budget

Midlothian ISD Student Enrollment (2012-13) – Day 6

Midlothian ISD 2012-13 student enrollment is 23 students over the previous school year.

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Midlothian ISD First Day (2012-13) Student Enrollment Data

The first day (Aug 27, 2012 / 2012-13 school year) student enrollment figures are in for Midlothian ISD.

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Imagine More State Budget Cuts

Governor Perry’s “Texas Budget Compact” has consequences for public education. The five points in the compact are (1) Practice truth in budgeting, (2) Support a stricter constitutional limit on the growth of spending, (3) Oppose any new or higher taxes, … Continue reading

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High School #2, Phase 1: Who Will Attend the New School?

With every new school, there is speculation about who will attend. Midlothian ISD’s High School #2, Phase 1 is no exception. As of this writing, no decision has been made as to which students will attend MISD’s new high school … Continue reading

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Midlothian High School #2, Phase 1

On Monday, November 14, 2011, the Midlothian ISD School Board met and approved the schematic design concept (with some changes) for MISD’s High School #2, Phase 1. The project is scheduled to start the summer of 2012 and to be … Continue reading

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Financial Transparency: 2011 Bond and Buildings

Midlothian ISD is committed to financial transparency. For two school years in a row (2010-12 and 2011-12), MISD has earned the top rating (Gold) in the Texas Comptroller’s Leadership Circle. The top rating means that MISD sets the bar with … Continue reading

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Please Sue Us Soon (Part III)

This is the third and final blog in a three-part series titled, “Please Sue Us Soon.” Texas now has three school finance lawsuits in various stages of development. In all likelihood, School Districts will prevail on one litigation point, if … Continue reading

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Please Sue Us Soon (Part II)

This is the second blog in a three part series titled, “Please Sue Us Soon.” The title came by a message from a state representative to Mr. David Thompson, a well-known school finance litigator, during the 82nd Legislative Session. In … Continue reading

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Please Sue Us Soon.

In 2006, the Texas Legislature created a K-12 public school funding system that was perpetually underfunded. The underfunding can be referred to as a structural deficit – a planned gap where there will never be enough funding to cover expenditures. … Continue reading

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Fair: Equity and Adequacy

One Texas-based, school support organization is preparing to sue the State of Texas over its policies and practices for funding K-12 public schools. That organization wants “fair funding for all Texas taxpayers and students.” Right now, per student funding for … Continue reading

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