February 2024 Board Meeting

Board Meeting Video and Recap, February 2024
Posted on 02/21/2024
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Montgomery ISD Board of Trustees met for their regularly scheduled board meeting on Tuesday, February 20. You can watch the meeting and read the recap below: 


Montgomery ISD Trustees Renew Partnership with Local Law Enforcement Agencies

Montgomery ISD Education Foundation Recaps Grant Express

During the February school board meeting, Montgomery ISD trustees renewed the MISD Police Department’s “Memorandum of Understanding” agreement with the other law enforcement agencies that have concurrent jurisdiction within district boundaries, including Montgomery County Sheriff’s Department, City of Montgomery Police, Montgomery County Constables, and the Texas Department of Public Safety.

“Safety is our top priority for students and staff, so we are very thankful that each of our MISD campuses has at least one dedicated officer and the additional support of local law enforcement agencies due to this agreement,” Board President Laurie Turner said. “In addition to keeping our buildings safe, our officers serve as role models and mentors, building positive relationships with our students and staff. They are highly trained, dedicated professionals and we are fortunate that every MISD campus benefits from their service.”

The MISD Police Department collaborates with local law enforcement agencies and has established protocols and procedures for a well-coordinated response in the event of an emergency.

“Montgomery ISD’s Police Department is proud of this important partnership with neighboring law enforcement agencies,” MISD Police Chief Rickey Doerre said. “As school districts across Texas strengthen campus safety and security measures and protocols, the district is always glad to assist these agencies and we are grateful for the reciprocal support. This partnership enhances our police department’s ability to protect and serve MISD students, staff, and our larger community.”

The MISD Board of Trustees also voted to affirm the practice of a campus permitting a chaplain to provide support for students in accordance with the district’s existing policy that addresses school volunteers. In MISD, all volunteers must submit an application, clear a criminal background check and work under the supervision of campus principal after completing district training requirements. The vote complies with the requirements of Senate Bill 763, passed in last year’s session of the Texas legislature.

Trustees heard an update on projects funded by the district’s 2022 bond campaign:

  • Design work for renovations at Montgomery High School is complete and bids will be received by February 28. The guaranteed maximum price for the project will be presented to the board at the March regular meeting.
  • Design work for renovations at the Liberty Transportation Facility is complete and bids will be received in March.
  • Lighting upgrades and technology infrastructure updates at Madeley Ranch, Lone Star, Stewart Creek are planned for this summer, with major renovations at those campuses postponed until summer 2025 due to lack of contractor bids.
  • MISD athletic complex renovations are in the design process. The press box and field house renovations are scheduled for summer 2024 and major construction will begin at the complex after completion of the 2024 football season.

Trustees also heard updates from the Child Nutrition and Career & Technical Education Departments, and a report from the Montgomery ISD Education Foundation about the recent “Grant Express”, traveling across the district awarding over $74,000 in educator grants at all ten MISD campuses.

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