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.

Montgomery ISD Board Adopts 2022-23 Tax Rate

Trustees also receive update on 2022 bond program

The Montgomery ISD Board of Trustees held a regularly scheduled monthly meeting on Tuesday, August 16 and adopted a lower district tax rate. 

The total tax rate for the school district is made up of two components: Maintenance & Operation (M&O), and Interest and Sinking (I&S).  The M&O rate provides for general maintenance and operations of the district, including employee salaries and instructional costs.  The I&S rate is used to pay down debt that finances the district’s facilities.

The new Montgomery tax rates for the 2022-23 fiscal year are $0.8546 (M&O) and $0.3743 (I&S) for a total of $1.2289 per $100 property valuation. The 2021-22 Montgomery tax rates, before tonight’s decrease, were $0.8857 (M&O) and $0.3743 (I&S) for a total of $1.26 per $100 property valuation.  The previous 2020-21 tax rate was $0.9423 (M&O) and $0.3375 (I&S) for a total of $1.2798. Over the past three years, the district’s tax rate has decreased 5 cents per $100 valuation.

“It is worth noting that our I&S tax rate did not change,” Superintendent Dr. Heath Morrison said. “During the bond campaign, it was shared publicly that a $.07 cent tax increase may be necessary. The district sold $100 million in bonds over the summer without the need to increase our I&S rate in this budget cycle. The speaks to our district’s commitment to excellent fiscal management.”

Under state law, school districts are required to decrease their M&O tax rates when the assessed property values within the district increase.

“We are pleased to adopt a lower property tax rate for the district and provide our taxpayers with needed relief. However, we are concerned about the level of funding our district receives per student as compared to the rest of the state,“ Montgomery ISD Board President Matt Fuller said.  “We continue to engage our legislators in conversations about potential funding solutions that will allow the district to maintain a balanced budget while providing our teachers and staff members with competitive compensation packages.”

Assistant Superintendent of Finance and Operations Kris Lynn gave a status report on projects funded by the district’s 2022 bond initiative and highlighted the timeline for naming the district’s Elementary School #7, slated to open in 2024. This fall, the community will have an opportunity to submit suggestions for the school name, mascot and colors. A voting survey with top suggestions will be shared with the public and top choices submitted for board approval by the end of the 2022-23 school year.

“During the bond campaign, we committed to transparency and collaboration with the community – not just during the campaign, but moving forward as projects begin,” Trustee Shawn Denison said. “Tonight’s board meeting and update reflect the sincerity of that commitment.”

There were also several special recognitions during the meeting.  The board recognized the 2022 State Champion Softball Team, the Lake Creek High School Lions, and the Region 6 Paraprofessional of the Year, Lily Salas Nino from Montgomery Elementary School. Dr. Catherine Bartlett, who retired as Lone Star Elementary Principal at the end of the 2021-22 school year, was also recognized for her leadership and contributions to the campus and Montgomery ISD.

2022 State Champion Lake Creek High School Softball Team
Region 6 Paraprofessional of the Year, Montgomery Elementary School’s Lily Salas Nino
Former Lone Star ES Principal Dr. Catherine Bartlett

Premier Praise for MISD Employees in May 2022

Each month during the school year, Montgomery ISD celebrates faculty and staff for their extraordinary contributions while serving MISD students. The employees listed on the praise pages below are MISD employees that were recognized by their peers in May. Congratulations and thank you to these individuals for the service they provided as we completed last school year.

Montgomery ISD Board of Trustees authorizes district to explore site for new elementary school

Elementary School #7 will address needs that come from significant growth in student enrollment

The Montgomery ISD Board of Trustees held a special meeting on Tuesday, July 26, 2022.

During the meeting, trustees authorized district administration to move forward with the due diligence phase and study of a potential site for Elementary School #7, which was approved by voters as part of the district’s May 2022 bond referendum. The site identified as the potential location for the new school is located on FM 2854 behind Lake Creek High School (see photo). As part of the due diligence phase, the district will now conduct a series of studies to determine if the location is a viable option for the new school.

“We’re grateful that voters in Montgomery ISD recognized the need for this new elementary school, responding to the rapidly increasing number of students entering our community and school district,” Board President Matt Fuller said. “This is a suitable and attractive site for the new school that accommodates growth in this southern portion of our district and alleviates the growing enrollment at Keenan and Stewart Creek elementary schools.”

Also, during the meeting, trustees approved the recommendation to hire Pogue Construction as the Construction Manager at Risk for the construction of Elementary School #7 and phase two of Lake Creek High School, which was also approved as part of the district’s May 2022 bond referendum. 

“We’re excited to welcome Pogue Construction as a new partner in Montgomery ISD,” Trustee Mike Hopkins said. “Pogue is a well-respected and highly reputable firm in the K-12 education space, and I am very confident that they will serve as a key partner in delivering the excellent quality and value that taxpayers expected when authorizing these two critical growth projects in our district.”

On May 7, 2022, voters approved three ballot propositions as part of the district’s bond referendum. Proposition A addressed enrollment growth and included Elementary School #7 and Phase 2 of Lake Creek High School, which will be an expansion of the building to accommodate an additional 900 students, bringing the school’s maximum capacity to 2,500 students and making the campus comparable to Montgomery High School. With approximately 1,600 students enrolled, Lake Creek High School has reached maximum capacity, which was not originally projected to occur until 2025.

The district anticipates that Elementary School #7 and Phase 2 of Lake Creek High School will be completed in time for the 2024-25 school year. 

“We are committed to providing every student in Montgomery ISD with an excellent academic program in the highest quality school facilities,” Superintendent Dr. Heath Morrison said. “I am grateful for the community’s support of the 2022 bond. Authorizing us to move forward with the due diligence stage of this site is an important step toward the construction of this new campus that will positively impact student outcomes and allow our teachers and staff to consistently deliver on the educational expectations of this community.”

Montgomery ISD Board of Trustees approves $85M budget for 2022-2023 school year prioritizing employee compensation and school security 

Architectural firms also selected to lead work for 2022 bond projects

The Montgomery ISD Board of Trustees held its regularly scheduled monthly meeting on Tuesday, June 28. During the meeting, the Board of Trustees adopted a balanced budget for the 2022-23 school year.

Montgomery ISD’s $85M budget for the 2022-2023 school year includes employee raises that were adopted in the district’s compensation plan by the board in April. Under the updated Montgomery ISD 2022-23 compensation plan, teachers will receive a $2,000 raise (approximately 3.5%), with all other employees receiving a 3% salary increase. Additionally, all employees returning to MISD next year will receive a $1,000 retention stipend, with “high needs” positions in specialized learning and transportation receiving an additional $500.

The 2022-23 budget also includes investments in school security, Special Education, and Gifted & Talented programs. These investments include two additional district police personnel, which will bring a total of seven new positions to the district’s police department since 2020. With the two new positions allocated for 2022-23, the department will have the personnel to ensure each campus has a dedicated police officer. The budget also includes a Gifted and Talented Coordinator and increased Specialized Learning Department staffing.

“A school district’s budget should be a reflection of the community’s values,” Board Vice President Laurie Turner said. “We are pleased that the budget is balanced, our teachers and staff are receiving pay increases, and there are targeted investments to continue our district’s commitment to enhance school security and add positions for specialized learning needs – all important priorities for our community.”

In addition to these items included in the budget, trustees authorized the purchases of “vape detection” systems to be placed at both high schools and identification cards that will be required to be visibly worn by all students in the 2022-23 school year. More information on student ID cards will be shared by the district prior to the start of the 2022-23 school year. The district is also in the process of purchasing handheld wands for campus security personnel. These items are intended to enhance the district’s continued focus on school safety and security.

“Maintaining a balanced budget while providing our outstanding teachers and staff members with pay increases are goals we aim to achieve every year, and I’m proud we continued to make these top priorities,” Board President Matt Fuller said. “I’m especially proud that we achieved these important goals despite receiving below the state average in terms of funding per student. Over the last several months we have been exploring our school district’s revenues and are concerned about a growing gap as it relates to what Montgomery ISD receives per student compared to other school districts.”

In 2016-2017, Montgomery ISD received $7,499 per student, with the state average being $9,577 per student – a difference of $2,078. In 2019-2020, Montgomery ISD received $8,070 per student, with the state average being $10,810 – a difference of $2,740.

Montgomery ISD is also considered a “property wealthy” school district in Texas state school finance law. As a result, the district is subject to a provision under the law often referred to as “recapture” or “Robin Hood”, whereby the district must send a portion of its local property tax revenues to the state for redistribution to other school districts and charter schools. For 2022-23, approximately 75% of the district’s general fund revenues will be sourced from local property tax collections, with the remaining 25% coming from state and federal sources. In May 2022, the district was required to send $548,521 in local tax revenues to the state under recapture, bringing the district’s total amount of recapture to $6.5 million since 2013. The district’s recapture obligation is expected to increase in 2023 due to rising property values. 

“We have already engaged in productive conversations with our state legislative delegation regarding the revenue and recapture concerns we are experiencing in Montgomery ISD,” Superintendent Dr. Heath Morrison said. “We’re looking forward to working with them as they prepare for the 2023 legislative session. Without targeted changes to state school finance formulas, the funding gap between MISD and other school districts will continue to widen and we will be challenged to maintain a balanced budget while prioritizing enhancing employee compensation and other programs desired by the community.”

The district’s total tax rate is currently $1.26 per $100 of assessed value. With voter approval of the district’s $326.7 million bond proposal in the May 2022 election, the rate is anticipated to increase by less than a penny to $1.267, once all bonds are sold. However, under state property tax compression law, Montgomery ISD anticipates that the tax rate will be reduced this fall by approximately three cents to $1.23 due to the recent increase in assessed property values. 

The board and district have also taken action on items related to the voter-approved bond package. Trustees authorized the sale of $99 million in bonds to begin work for Elementary 7 and Phase 2 of Lake Creek High School. The interest rate associated with this bond sale will not necessitate an increase to the district’s tax rate.

The Board, at a recent special meeting also approved the selection of two architectural firms to lead the design of major bond projects. 

Huckabee Architects was selected for phase two of Lake Creek HS, Elementary School 7, the MISD Career and Technical Education Center and the MISD Ag-Science Center. Huckabee will also design the facility upgrades at Keenan ES, Oak Hills JH and Lake Creek HS. 

PBK Architects has been selected for the MISD Athletic Complex as well as facility upgrades at the other seven MISD campuses, including Montgomery, Lincoln, Madeley Ranch, Lone Star, and Stewart Creek elementary schools and both Montgomery HS and Montgomery JH. 

“We are very excited to continue our partnership with Huckabee Architects and begin a new relationship with PBK Architects,” Morrison said. “Each of these firms is highly respected and we are more than confident that they will contribute extraordinary value as we design facilities that will not only accommodate our growing district but also make our community proud of the educational learning environments available to students.”

The district anticipates providing the community with additional bond updates regarding land acquisition and the selection of a construction manager at-risk for Lake Creek High School and Elementary School #7 in the coming weeks.  

Montgomery ISD Board of Trustees recognizes district’s bond task force, swears in new board member

Nate Robb sworn in as new trustee for Position 7; Board selects new officer positions for 2022-23 school year

The Montgomery ISD Board of Trustees held a regularly scheduled monthly meeting on May 17, 2022. Trustees began the meeting by recognizing the MISD Community Bond Task Force for their efforts beginning in September 2021 to create a bond proposal that would be presented to the board in January and was supported by the community in the May 7 election.

Members of Community Bond Task Force that attended the meeting

Montgomery ISD had three bond propositions on the May 7 election ballot. Proposition A passed with 64.43% voting in favor, Proposition B passed with 57.41% voting in favor and Proposition C passed with 65.28% voting in favor. Montgomery ISD was one of only seven districts in Texas to pass three of three bond propositions.

“The work of our district Community Bond Task Force was critical to the success of our bond ultimately receiving approval from voters in our community,” Superintendent Dr. Heath Morrison said. “We were intentional in making sure that the committee included parents and staff from each campus as well as community members and business owners that have a vested interest in Montgomery ISD. Additionally, we wanted this bond proposal to truly be a reflection of what our community needs, and we accomplished that thanks to the involvement and commitment of these individuals.”

The Board of Trustees also took time to recognize students and staff in Montgomery ISD Ag programs. Students from each high school’s FFA leadership team shared their accomplishments from the year. The 2022 Bond approved by voters includes a Centralized CTE and Ag-Science Center to serve students at both MISD high schools.

“I’m very pleased that our community supported projects in the bond to enhance Career and Technical Education and Ag-Science opportunities for our students,” Trustee Shawn Denison said. “I’m proud to be a member of a board and leadership team that has a strong focus on serving the needs of all students through CTE, preparing them for success in the college or career of their choice after high school.”

The May 7 election also resulted in a new member for the Montgomery ISD Board of Trustees. During the meeting, Nate Robb was officially sworn in as a trustee for Position 7 by Judge Wayne Mack. Robb will serve a three-year term.

“I’m honored for the opportunity to serve our community as a school board member and be involved in the amazing work happening in Montgomery ISD,” Robb said. “The 2022 bond program is going to allow for significant progress over the next several years as we continue to address the growth in our area, and I cannot wait to get to work supporting our teachers and staff as they continue to provide an amazing education to our students.”

Robb was also a member of the Montgomery ISD Bond Task Force.

Following the swearing in of Robb as a trustee, the MISD Board of Trustees voted to appoint board leadership positions. Dr. Matt Fuller was re-selected as Board President, Laurie Turner was selected as Board Vice-President and Linda Porten will continue as Board Secretary.

“Continuing to serve as Board President is an absolute honor,” Fuller said. “We have an outstanding group of individuals on our board who truly care about the success of our students and are fully committed to supporting our employees at a time that is very challenging for educators. I’m excited to get to work on the projects that our community approved through the bond and I consider it an amazing blessing to serve our community in this capacity.”