Montgomery ISD Earns Superior Rating for Financial Integrity

Trustees adopt 2022-23 course selection guide for secondary students

During the November regular meeting of the Montgomery ISD Board of Trustees, district leadership announced that MISD has earned a Superior Achievement rating from the Financial Integrity Rating System of Texas (FIRST) for the 2021-2022 school year. The Superior Achievement rating is the state’s highest, demonstrating the quality of Montgomery ISD’s financial management and reporting system.

“Goal three of our district strategic plan focuses on efficient use of our resources, and we are extremely pleased and excited to be awarded a ‘Superior’ rating in this year’s FIRST system,” Board Vice President Laurie Turner said. “This achievement highlights the district’s commitment to responsibly managing the funds we receive from our hard-working taxpayers.”

The primary goal of FIRST is to achieve quality performance in the management of school districts’ financial resources; a goal made more significant due to the complexity of accounting associated with Texas’ school finance system.  The FIRST ratings ensure that Texas public schools are held accountable for the quality of their financial management practices and that they improve these practices. The system is designed to encourage Texas public schools to better manage their financial resources to provide the maximum allocation possible for direct instructional purposes.

“This rating shows that Montgomery ISD is accountable not only for student learning, but also for achieving these results cost-effectively and efficiently.” Trustee Mike Hopkins said. “A superior rating is a testament to our thoughtful use of district funds to ensure excellent learning outcomes for every MISD student. For us, this recognition is especially meaningful, given that our district receives significantly less funding per-student funding versus the state average. Strong fiscal management is critical to the success of our district as we are constantly challenged to do more with less, continually striving to meet and exceed the educational needs of our students and families.”

Also, during the meeting, trustees adopted the secondary student course selection guide for the 2023-24 school year. Updates to the course selection guide include the addition of new dual credit and AP courses, and new courses within the CTE Pathways. One notable change for 2023-24 is making the EMT certification program available through the Practicum of Health Science course at Montgomery High School.  

“We are excited about the district’s continued focus on expanding Career and Technical Education course opportunities for students,” Trustee Shawn Denison said. “Many of these outstanding programs offer students the ability to obtain certifications that will allow them to pursue high paying jobs after graduation.”

Montgomery ISD voters approved the construction of a centralized Career and Technical Education Center serving both high schools. The CTE Center, which is part of the district’s 2022 bond program, is scheduled to open for the 2025 school year.

“In Montgomery ISD CTE programs, students can explore options outside of traditional four-year colleges and get a head start on finding a career suitable for them,” Career and Technical Education Director Amy Vance said. “Even if a student ultimately does not pursue a career after high school in the CTE program of their choice, they’ll be able to utilize valuable critical-thinking and problem-solving skills learned in CTE courses as they enter another field or go to college.”

Trustees also recognized MISD students who participated in the global Destination Imagination competition last spring. Oak Hills Junior High was represented by their team “The Naked Eyes”.  They competed in the scientific challenge and were coached by Wendy Jebousek. Lincoln Elementary’s team “DoNutMessWithUs” competed in the fine arts challenge and was coached by Kristen Watkins. Madeley Ranch Elementary’s team “Salty Popcorn” earned the top score in the improv instant challenge at the global competition. They were coached by Robin Riley and Laurel Plunk. 

The meeting also included a combined performance from Montgomery High School and Lake Creek High choir students. Both choir programs were named National Winners in the Foundation for Music Education’s 2022 Mark of Excellence project. Montgomery Madrigals Choir earned the recognition in the high school mixed choir category. Montgomery HS Chorale Women and Lake Creek HS Chorale Women received National Winner honors in the high school open class.  MHS Choir Director Heather Orr and LCHS Choir Director Cameron Carnley led the combined performance.

“I am so proud of these amazing students for representing Montgomery ISD on a global and national level,” Superintendent Dr. Heath Morrison said. “These accomplishments speak volumes about the talents of these students and the leadership of the coaches and directors of these remarkable MISD programs.”

Montgomery ISD Police Department receives donation of tactical gear

Ballistic shields donated by Montgomery County District Attorney’s office

The Montgomery ISD Police Department added four ballistic shields to their department’s tactical inventory last month. Thanks to a donation from the Montgomery County District Attorney’s office, the school district police force now has two rifle shields and two handgun shields at their disposal. 

“We are grateful for the donation of these ballistic shields,” Montgomery ISD Police Chief Stephen Phillips said. “As a police department, we always appreciate the opportunity to partner with neighboring law enforcement agencies. Our department is fortunate to have a strong relationship with the Montgomery County District Attorney’s office.  We are thankful for their support of our department with this equipment, and for their willingness to share their expertise to help keep our MISD campuses safe.”

Training to complement the addition of this new tactical gear will be provided by the Montgomery County District Attorney’s office.  All Montgomery ISD campus officers will participate in the training exercises. The donation of this equipment from the district attorney’s office enhances the district police department’s ability to respond quickly and efficiently to an emergency.

The MISD Board of Trustees approved two additional police officer positions for the 2022-23 school year, bringing the total number to 15. Each MISD campus is assigned one officer, and each high school is assigned two officers.  Since 2020, the district has added seven officers to the department.  

MISD police officers are highly visible sworn Texas peace officers and are provided statutory authority to enforce the law throughout the geographical jurisdiction of the school district, as well as the authority to address offenses committed in their presence throughout the state of Texas. Officers complete all required TCOLE training and certifications. In addition to general law enforcement duties and responsibilities, Montgomery ISD police officers are liaisons within the district and help provide community-oriented policing services for all MISD campuses, facilities, and the surrounding community.  

Montgomery ISD trustees adopt priorities for 88th Texas Legislature

District legislative platform addresses school funding concerns

The Montgomery ISD Board of Trustees held a regularly scheduled monthly meeting on Tuesday, October 18, 2022. During the meeting, trustees voted to approve the district’s legislative platform in advance of the 88th Texas Legislature. The legislative platform adopted by the Board encompasses three main areas: School Funding, School Safety and Local Control. 

“The development of priorities outlined in this platform has truly been a journey,” Board Vice-President Laurie Turner said. “As a Board and leadership team, we have spent a considerable amount of time studying how our district receives state funding compared to other districts across Texas, and there are many areas within the state’s school finance system that present significant challenges for Montgomery ISD. This platform addresses some of our most urgent issues, and we have had very productive conversations with our legislative delegation leading up to this moment.”

The district’s top priority encourages state lawmakers to reinstate legislation that was put into law by HB 7 in 2015 but subsequently removed from law in 2019. HB 7 offered additional financial assistance to school districts that had maintained maintenance and operations (M&O) tax rates below the state’s maximum tax rate ($1.50 per $100 of assessed value) prior to a statewide reduction – or “compression” – of $0.50 enacted by lawmakers in 2006. Montgomery ISD maintained an M&O tax rate of $1.457 when the $0.50 compression was adopted in 2006. As a result of the elimination of HB 7 in 2019, Montgomery ISD has experienced funding losses and a widening gap in terms of per-student funding when compared to the state average. Before the elimination of HB 7, Montgomery ISD was receiving approximately $2,000 less than the state average in terms of per-student funding. Since its elimination, that gap has grown to nearly $3,000 per student.

“School districts like Montgomery ISD have effectively been penalized for maintaining conservative tax rates, and our proposed legislation aims to mitigate this loss in funding,” Trustee Trey Kirby said. “During the next legislative session, we have an outstanding opportunity to work with our state lawmakers to change the trajectory of school finance in Texas to ensure fair funding for all school districts. Just as important, the legislation we are putting forward to our lawmakers ensures Montgomery ISD does not continue to fall further behind the state average in per-student funding, impacting our ability to balance our budget, attract, retain and grow high-quality educators, and fund educational programs important to our students.”

Lawmakers return to Austin in January 2023 for the state’s 88th regular legislative session.

“The silver lining for MISD is that we have incredibly strong representation in Austin,” Superintendent Dr. Heath Morrison said. “Senator Creighton, Senator Kolkhorst and Representative Metcalf understand these issues, and we are grateful for how receptive each of them has been to our outreach. Over the next several weeks, we will educate our community and continue to engage with our lawmakers leading up to the legislative session.”

You can read more about the district’s legislative platform here.

There were also several special recognitions during the meeting. The board recognized MISD Fishing Team members Fallon Clepper and Wyatt Ford, winners of the Bass Federation Student Angler National Championship, held this past summer in Lake Pickwick, Alabama. This was a historic accomplishment for the pair, becoming the first Co-Ed team to win the national title. Clepper and Ford beat 235 other teams from 40 states, earning $240,000 in scholarship opportunities.

Congratulations to MISD Fishing Team National Champions Fallon Clepper and Wyatt Ford!

“I continue to be amazed by the outstanding achievements of students in Montgomery ISD, whether they are in the classroom, on the playing field, or even out on the lake,” Trustee Nate Robb said. “It is awesome to say that national champions attend school and live in Montgomery, Texas!”

Finally, in observance of National Principal’s Month in October, the trustees honored MISD’s principals for their leadership on MISD campuses and commitment to MISD students and staff members.

MISD Trustees recognize campus principals in honor of National Principals Month.

“In my years of having the privilege of serving as a school district superintendent, it has been very apparent that all great schools have one very important quality in common – an outstanding principal,” Morrison said. “Our district is blessed with amazing campus leaders who work passionately every day to meet the needs of students and families. I could not be more grateful for their leadership.”

Montgomery ISD Choir Students Shine at Region Competition 

Montgomery HS, Lake Creek HS students advance to Pre-Area

Montgomery ISD high school students recently competed in the 6A/5A All-Region Choir auditions held at The Woodlands High School.  These auditions are the second of a four-round competition to select members of the Texas All-State Choir.  The third round is the Pre-Area competition that will be held on November 29, 2022.  

At Montgomery High School, 22 students advanced to the Pre-Area competition. Additionally, eight Montgomery High School students were named to the All-Region Treble Choir. 

“I am thrilled for these scholars,” Montgomery High School Choir Director Heather Orr said. “Collectively, they broke the previous Montgomery High School record for the largest number of students advancing to Pre-Area.”  The previous record was 16 students. 

At Lake Creek High School, eight students earned a spot in the All-Region Mixed Choir and will advance to the Pre-Area level. Nine students were named to the All-Region Treble Choir.  

“We are so incredibly proud of our singers,” Lake Creek’s Director of Choirs Cameron Carnley said. “These individual accomplishments are the result of hard work, and pure dedication of our students. We are also grateful for the support from our parents and the entire Lake Creek High School family.” 

Montgomery High School 

All-Region Mixed Choir & Pre-Area Candidates 

Mason Ainsworth

Aiden Anderson

Benjamin Barajas

Dan Davis

Mary Hoke

Baron Lockridge

Jacqueline Lucas

Catherine McCorquodale

John McCorquodale

Owen McWhirter

Joel Morgan

Riley Morton

Tyler Perrine

Jarod Peschl

Adelyn Rabel

Kaitlyn Reeves

Braedyn Ritchie

Alyssa Schelski

Raegan Sells

Sam Siemonsma

Audrey Wendele

Kristen Wendele

All-Region Treble Choir

Saida Bourque

Hannah Dobbs 

Aniyah Holiday

Kalea Johnson

Emily Morris

Robin Neill

Ella Grace Robertson

Kailey Rooney

Lake Creek High School  

All-Region Mixed Choir & Pre-Area Candidates  

Kenny Chalk

Brenna Lovan

Calder McDonald

Caden McDonald

Donovan Miller

Macey Pool

Zac Powell

Jacob Silver

All-Region Treble Choir

Kimberly Boyd

Abby Carswell

Adrah Eales

Emma Gober

Molly Marshall

Mia Pazderny

Madi Perry

Alexia Romo

Jennifer Whitlock

 

Montgomery ISD Trustees Approve Construction Firms for Bond Projects

Trustees also approve final land purchase for Elementary School #7

The Montgomery ISD Board of Trustees held a regularly scheduled meeting on Tuesday, September 20. During the meeting, trustees approved construction firms for projects funded by the district’s $326.9 million bond referendum approved by voters in May 2022.

Stewart Builders will serve as the Construction Manager at Risk for the Montgomery ISD CTE and Ag Science Centers, projects approved in Proposition A of the district’s May 2022 bond referendum. 

“We are very excited to work with Stewart Builders in the design and construction the MISD CTE and Ag Science Centers,” Board President Matt Fuller said.  “We truly want these educational spaces to be strong points of pride for this community, and we are confident that the district will benefit from Stewart Builders’ expertise and commitment to innovation, efficiency and collaboration during all phases of the project.”

Marshall Construction will serve as the Construction Manager at Risk for the facility upgrades at Montgomery Junior High, Lincoln Elementary and Montgomery Elementary, approved in the bond’s Proposition A.

“We believe Marshall Construction will be an excellent partner for our district,” Trustee Trey Kirby said.  “We were impressed by their track record of delivering client projects with exceptional quality, on time and on budget, and are eager to get started on these renovations that will result in enhanced learning environments for our students.”

Additionally, trustees approved the final land purchase for Elementary School #7. The property is located off FM 2854, behind Lake Creek High School. The planned elementary school was part of Proposition A in the district’s May 2022 bond referendum.

A survey to collect suggestions for the school name and mascot will be sent to the Montgomery ISD community in the coming weeks. A special district committee consisting of staff members and parents in the Lake Creek High School feeder pattern will meet to review suggestions and make a recommendation to the Board later this fall. 

Trustees also recognized Montgomery ISD employees from Human Resource, Technology Services, Finance and Student Services for the extra effort they’ve put forth during the district’s recent technology transition.

Montgomery ISD Human Resource, Finance, Student Services and Technology Services Departments

Choir Students Advance in All-State Selection Process

Montgomery HS, Lake Creek HS students move on to regional competition

Montgomery ISD students choir students completed the first round of auditions in the All-State selection process. Students from Montgomery High School and Lake Creek High School competed against talented singers from 5A and 6A schools from neighboring districts including Conroe, Magnolia, Tomball and Klein. Montgomery High School advanced 37 students and Lake Creek High School had 25 students move on to the next round.   

“I am thrilled with our results and proud that Montgomery High School leads the 5A schools with the largest number of qualifiers,” MHS Choir Director Heather Orr said. “The next step is the Region auditions on October 8 where our students will face other qualifiers from area 6A and 5A schools.” 

The Texas Music Educators Association (TMEA) choir auditions are a four-part process, with District, Region, Pre-Area, and Area auditions with the end goal being State. The TMEA audition process is designed to provide both recognition and meaningful musical experiences for Texas’ student musicians. Selection to a TMEA performing organization requires stamina, talent, and a strong work ethic.

“I am so proud of everyone who auditioned, and impressed with their hard work and dedication,” Lake Creek HS Choir Director Cameron Carnley said. “Congratulations to all of our students for an incredible showing.”

Each fall, over 70,000 Texas high school students begin the All-State audition process. 1,810 are ultimately selected to rehearse and perform during the annual TMEA Clinic/Convention in one of 18 Texas All-State ensembles, including four choirs: Mixed Choir, Treble Choir, Tenor-Bass Choir and Small School Mixed Choir.

“We are thrilled with the continued success of our outstanding choir programs in Montgomery ISD, and excited to have so many students advance to the next level,” Superintendent Heath Morrison said. “This is an amazing accomplishment by our students and a testament to how well they were prepared for these competitions. We wish them all the best of luck in the next round.”

Congratulations to these talented students:

Montgomery High School:

Mason Ainsworth

Aiden Anderson

Benjamin Barajas

Saida Borque

Mackenzie Davis

Hannah Dobbs

Mary Rose Hoke

Sarah Hoke

Aniyah Holiday

Kalea Johnson

Zoe King

Baron Lockridge

Jacqueline Lucas

Catherine McCorquodale

John McCorquodale

Owen McWhirter

Grayson Moore

Joel Morgan

Emily Morris

Jacob Morris

Riley Morton

Robin Neill

Taylor Perrine

Jarod Peschl

Adelyn Radel

Kaitlyn Reeves

Braedyn Ritchie

Ella Grace Roberston

Kailey Rooney

Sahely Sanchez

Alyssa Schelski

Raegan Sells

Sam Siemonsma

Jax Tweto

Caden Villasenor

Audrey Wendele

Kristen Wendele

Lake Creek High School:

Kimberly Boyd

Briley Brown

Abby Carswell

Kenny Chalk

Adrah Eales

Madelyn Fellman

Emma Gober

Lexi Howell

Brenna Lovan

Blayne Lusk

Molly Marshall

Caden McDonald

Calder McDonald

Donovan Miller

Krystal Moons

Mia Pazderny

Madi Perry

Macey Pool

Zoe Powell

Alexia Romo

Jacob Sadler

Lily Sample-Conley

Jacob Silver

Levi Turner

Jennifer Whitlock

Montgomery ISD August Praise Page

As part of the Montgomery ISD employee recognition program, MISD employees can send praises to other employees to recognize their extraordinary effort in their work. The employees listed on the praise page below are MISD employees that were recognized by their peers in August. Congratulations and thank you to these individuals for helping Montgomery ISD start the school year with excellence in mind.

Montgomery ISD Students Receive Academic Honors from College Board National Recognition Programs

Montgomery HS, Lake Creek HS students excel in College Board assessments and schoolwork to earn these awards 

Montgomery ISD students have earned academic honors from the College Board National Recognition Programs.  

These National Recognition Programs grant students with academic honors that can be included on college and scholarship applications to distinguish students to universities across the country, helping them meaningfully connect with colleges and stand out during the admissions process. Colleges and scholarship programs identify students awarded National African American, Hispanic and/or Rural/Small Town Recognition through College Board’s Student Search Service. 

“We’re thrilled for these outstanding Bears and Lions who have earned these recognitions. We are very proud of them for their achievements in their classrooms and on College Board assessments,” Montgomery ISD Superintendent Dr. Heath Morrison said. “These programs recognize hard work and help our students stand out during the college admissions process.” 

According to College Board information, students who may be eligible have a GPA of 3.5 or higher and have excelled on the PSAT/NMSQT or PSAT 10 or earned a score of 3 or higher on two or more AP Exams; and are African American or Black, Hispanic American or Latinx, and/or attend school in a rural area or small town. 

“The recognitions earned by our students are particularly impressive in light of disruptions to the learning environment due to the pandemic,” MISD Board of Trustee Vice-President Laurie Turner. “This is another example of how our teachers and staff worked tirelessly to ensure that our students’ academic performance remained a top priority. I am proud of these remarkable students for representing our school district so well.”  

Eligible students are invited to apply during their sophomore or junior year and are awarded at the beginning of the following school year. Students receive their awards in time to include them in their college and scholarship applications.  

Congratulations to these Montgomery ISD honorees! 

Montgomery High School:  

Ana Bolanos Cacho Ramirez: NHRA, NRSTA 
Anthony Kotinek: NRSTA 
Brooke Ruff: NHRA 
Carson Wieghat: NRSTA 
Charley Wernli: NRSTA 
Cole Haynes: NHRA, NRSTA 
Dallas Copeland: NRSTA 
Elle Godfrey: NAARA 
Isabella Fiaschetti: NRSTA 
Isabella Yarnall: NRSTA 
Jaeden Gomez: NHRA, NRSTA 
Keller Bendele: NRSTA 
Kyla Fuller: NRSTA 
Lauren Stephenson: NRSTA, NIA 
Lawson Cook: NRSTA 
Lucas Hyman: NRSTA 
Natalie Benner: NRSTA 
Noah Falcon: NHRA 
Reagan Johnson: NHRA, NRSTA 
Steven Szladewski: NRSTA 
Tessa Peterson: NRSTA 
Zack Zimny: NHRA, NRSTA 

Lake Creek High School:  

Alyssa Allen: NHRA 
Avery Stephens: NRSTA 
Cline Piotrowski: NRSTA 
Emma Gearman: NAARA, NRSTA 
Emma Vanderdoes: NRSTA 
Garrett Dennis: NRSTA 
Holden George: NRSTA 
Jack Hermes: NRSTA 
Jacob Irving: NRSTA 
Jada Freeney: NAARA, NHRA, NRSTA 
James Warren: NRSTA 
Kinsey Williams: NRSTA 
Kyler Smith: NRSTA 
Lawson Mann: NRSTA 
Layton Mann: NRSTA 
Madeline Heinrich: NRSTA 
Sharon Guo: NRSTA 

Award Key:  

National African American Recognition Award = NAARA 
National Hispanic Recognition Award = NHRA 
National Rural and Small Town Award = NRSTA 

Energy Conservation Partnership Creates $1 Million Cost Avoidance for Montgomery ISD

As the cost of utilities continues to rise, an energy savings partnership is supporting Montgomery ISD’s commitment to sound fiscal management and conservative budgeting practices. 

Montgomery ISD partnered with energy management company Cenergistic during the 2020-21 school year to create energy efficiencies across the district. The combined efforts of Cenergistic’s energy specialists, MISD technicians and district employees generated a cost avoidance of more than one million dollars in the first year. 

Montgomery ISD is using these funds to bridge the gap between the state funding Montgomery ISD receives per student, which is considerably less than the average per student funding received by other school districts across Texas. Additionally, Montgomery ISD is subject to a state law referred to as “Robin Hood”, which, because of Montgomery ISD’s rising property values, requires the district to send a portion of its local property tax revenues back to the state for redistribution to other school districts and charter schools.     

“With the gap between the state per pupil funding and MISD significant and growing, we must always work intentionally to be efficient with taxpayer dollars in order to remain competitive with teacher compensation and academic programming,” Superintendent Dr. Heath Morrison said. “Conservative fiscal management is a top priority for our board and leadership team, and we are constantly examining ways we can manage our limited resources more effectively. Our partnership with Cenergistic gives us extra assistance to conserve energy and identify ways to put those savings back into our budget.” 

Cenergistic is also helping Montgomery ISD identify areas that may need equipment upgrades so that the facilities are running most efficiently. The Cenergistic program also allows the district to realize cost avoidance on an ongoing basis. 

“We know how important it is to ensure every facility, every classroom has proper ventilation in order to provide a comfortable and productive learning environment for students and teachers,” Dr. William S. Spears, Founder and CEO of Cenergistic said. “Additionally, our goal is to help school districts save money on energy costs with no up-front capital investment.” 

“Our school district budget is incredibly lean,” Montgomery ISD Board Trustee Mike Hopkins said. “The cost avoidance from this partnership has been critical to the district as we planned our budget for this year. I applaud our district’s focus on fiscal management to bridge the per-student funding gap we see in our district compared to the rest of the state.” 

The Cenergistic energy conservation program delivers financial savings as well as an environmental benefit from a reduced carbon footprint. Cenergistic partners typically save 24% on expected energy costs without adding any new equipment and have earned more than 13,000 ENERGY STAR recognitions. 

About Cenergistic

Since 1986 Cenergistic has partnered with 1,500+ educational, local government, healthcare and faith-based organizations, delivering $6.4 billion in utility savings. These strong results come from the application of Cenergistic’s science-based strategies enhanced by our patented Cenergistic Optimize™ software platform to drive building and equipment optimization. Our energy conservation program reduces utility consumption by an average of 24% with no capital investment while maintaining or improving the comfort and quality of building environments. For 14 consecutive years, Cenergistic has been recognized by the Environmental Protection Agency as ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year or Partner of the Year – Sustained Excellence. To learn more, visit www.cenergistic.com.

Energy Conservation Program Creates $1 Million Cost Avoidance for Montgomery ISD

As the cost of utilities continues to rise, an energy savings partnership is supporting Montgomery ISD’s commitment to sound fiscal management and conservative budgeting practices. 

Montgomery ISD partnered with energy management company Cenergistic during the 2020-21 school year to create energy efficiencies across the district. The combined efforts of Cenergistic’s energy specialists, MISD technicians and district employees generated a cost avoidance of more than one million dollars in the first year. 

Montgomery ISD is using these funds to bridge the gap between the state funding Montgomery ISD receives per student, which is considerably less than the average per student funding received by other school districts across Texas. Additionally, Montgomery ISD is subject to a state law referred to as “Robin Hood”, which, because of Montgomery ISD’s rising property values, requires the district to send a portion of its local property tax revenues back to the state for redistribution to other school districts and charter schools.     

“With the gap between the state per pupil funding and MISD significant and growing, we must always work intentionally to be efficient with taxpayer dollars in order to remain competitive with teacher compensation and academic programming,” Superintendent Dr. Heath Morrison said. “Conservative fiscal management is a top priority for our board and leadership team, and we are constantly examining ways we can manage our limited resources more effectively. Our partnership with Cenergistic gives us extra assistance to conserve energy and identify ways to put those savings back into our budget.” 

Cenergistic is also helping Montgomery ISD identify areas that may need equipment upgrades so that the facilities are running most efficiently. The Cenergistic program also allows the district to realize cost avoidance on an ongoing basis. 

“We know how important it is to ensure every facility, every classroom has proper ventilation in order to provide a comfortable and productive learning environment for students and teachers,” Dr. William S. Spears, Founder and CEO of Cenergistic said. “Additionally, our goal is to help school districts save money on energy costs with no up-front capital investment.” 

“Our school district budget is incredibly lean,” Montgomery ISD Board Trustee Mike Hopkins said. “The cost avoidance from this partnership has been critical to the district as we planned our budget for this year. I applaud our district’s focus on fiscal management to bridge the per-student funding gap we see in our district compared to the rest of the state.” 

The Cenergistic energy conservation program delivers financial savings as well as an environmental benefit from a reduced carbon footprint. Cenergistic partners typically save 24% on expected energy costs without adding any new equipment and have earned more than 13,000 ENERGY STAR recognitions. 

About Cenergistic

Since 1986 Cenergistic has partnered with 1,500+ educational, local government, healthcare and faith-based organizations, delivering $6.4 billion in utility savings. These strong results come from the application of Cenergistic’s science-based strategies enhanced by our patented Cenergistic Optimize™ software platform to drive building and equipment optimization. Our energy conservation program reduces utility consumption by an average of 24% with no capital investment while maintaining or improving the comfort and quality of building environments. For 14 consecutive years, Cenergistic has been recognized by the Environmental Protection Agency as ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year or Partner of the Year – Sustained Excellence. To learn more, visit www.cenergistic.com.