Q: What are other issues facing the district and what would you most like to accomplish as a Mineral Wells ISD trustee during your term, if elected?
A: There are so many issues facing all school districts in Texas. There are ambitious goals set forth for Texas’ school districts to meet by 2020. For example, closing performance gaps and ensuring exemplary performance in the areas of English, Math, Science and Social Studies are a couple of tall orders for our district. In addition to the 2020 goals, there are still wounds from the 2008 budget cuts. MWISD is modestly funded to meet these requirements and a unique approach to meet the unique needs of the district must be considered. I plan to work closely with fellow board members, the superintendent and all of the MWISD community to search for the best solutions for all issues facing MWISD.