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Letter from MISD Board President Matt Fuller

Letter from MISD Board President sharing district-wide survey results
Posted on 12/12/2022
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Dear Montgomery ISD Family,

I hope you are doing well during this holiday season!

On behalf of the Montgomery ISD Board of Trustees, I am proud to share the results of our annual districtwide survey of staff, parents and students. You can access the results by clicking here. This data is also posted on our district website under “Transparency”. Individual campus results can be found their respective websites, under the “News” tab. 

The annual survey that was conducted by our district’s third-party partner, K12 Insight, is an important tool used to collect feedback about a variety of topics including school safety, academic rigor, workplace culture and community engagement. The survey provides the district a wealth of information that will be carefully reviewed to measure progress against Key Performance Indicators set forth in the district’s Pathway to Premier Strategic Plan. We are grateful for the high level of survey participation from our stakeholders and candid responses about what the district is doing well and the areas where we can make improvements. 

Overall, survey data about the district’s targets (KPIs) in our Strategic Plan indicates improvements in nearly all areas when compared to last year’s data. Review of survey data shows that respondents continue to favorably rate school quality (Excellent or Good), with the following increases from each stakeholder group:

  • Parents/Guardians: 95%, up from 93% last school year
  • Campus-based Staff: 94%, up from 88% last school year

Participants gave favorable responses to items in the Academic Support and Safety & Behavior dimensions:

  • 94% of parents/guardians and 85% of students said their school has high learning standards for students, which is a 3% increase from last school year (91% and 82%, respectively)
  • 92% of parents/guardians said their student’s school is safe, an increase from 90% last year; and 95% of campus-based staff said their school is safe, an increase from 94%.  

The Net Promoter Score (NPS) gauges community support by asking how likely they are to recommend their school/district to others. A positive score means more people are promoting the school district than detracting from it.  All participant groups gave high scores for their school and district. The highest NPS score was 61, given by parents/guardians who said they would recommend their child’s school to a family member or friend.  The district NPS by all staff had an increase of 11 points, from 48 last school year to 59.  MISD survey vendor K12 Insight informed us that of the thousands of school districts they serve across the nation, Montgomery ISD’s Net Promoter Scores were the highest they’ve recorded this year.  

These strong survey scores are something we can all be proud of. The results align with acknowledgements MISD received for the 2021-22 school year, earning a districtwide ‘A’ rating from TEA for academic performance, and a Superior Achievement, which is the highest rating from the Financial Integrity Rating System of Texas (FIRST) reflecting our commitment to excellent financial management and reporting. These accolades and the results of the survey are a reflection our dedicated employees, outstanding students, and supportive parents united in our goal to provide excellent educational programs and opportunities for our children.  

One of the greatest qualities about the Montgomery, Texas community is our unwavering commitment to our kids, always seeking to stay informed and engaged in what is happening in our schools. Our Did You Know campaign to address the disparity in per-student funding MISD receives from the state is an example of how we can work together to influence changes in our state funding formulas to positively impact the district’s ability to provide competitive compensation for employees, fund important educational programs for our students and continue to build on the success we have achieved. I am proud of the way the community has rallied behind our efforts to spread awareness about this issue ahead of the 88th Texas legislative session beginning in January 2023. 

As we look ahead to a brand-new year, I sincerely thank you for your continued support of our school district. Undoubtedly, public education has been faced with its share of challenges over the past several years and with every challenge, I have been incredibly proud to serve our amazing community as the MISD board president.

Wishing you all a Merry Christmas and a safe and happy holiday season! 

Respectfully,

Matt Fuller
President
MISD Board of Trustees

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