Mustang Staff and Families,
It is hard to believe that we are almost two months into the 2022-23 school year, but, as they say, time flies when you are having fun! As you know, the Core Values of Mustang Public Schools include attending to relationships, clear and timely communication, collaborative culture, and a laser focus on student success. I am writing to you today to update you on the following presentations made at last night’s MPS School Board meeting in line with those values.
First, it is always such an enjoyable opportunity to celebrate our Mindset Matters students at each month’s Board meeting. I want to, again, congratulate our October students who were nominated and chosen by their schools for displaying those admirable characteristics. Following this recognition of student success, the Board heard a presentation that outlined the unprecedented growth that we have seen in the seventy-two square miles of MPS, as well as a possible plan to address the needs of our growing District.
The word is out: Mustang is a wonderful place to live and to learn. Families are choosing to be part of our community, which offers first-class schools, safe neighborhoods and a supportive, connected Bronco Family. We currently serve just over 13,500 students, but are conservatively projected to top 16,000 students prior to the 2026 school year, and 19,000 students by 2031. In light of this, for well over a year the MPS Long Range Planning Committee (LRPC) has met to review population trends, enrollment data, assess and project District needs, and to help guide the vision for the future of Mustang Public Schools. As a result of the dedicated service of the community, staff, and families who serve on this committee, we have developed a plan to continue the momentum of Mustang Public Schools as we focus on addressing this growth.
We will soon be asking our Board of Education to consider approving the placement of a new Student Investment Plan on the ballot for February 14, 2023. This would be the first step in a three-phased plan that would address our growth while providing the resources that all of our students and staff need for success. We are confident that this plan, through the careful planning of our LRPC, can elevate the school experience for today’s students and ensure we have the facilities needed to accommodate growth for years to come. This phased plan will also improve the learning environment for students by providing them with safer facilities, updated classrooms, and more technology and instructional resources.
Once the Board approves a final plan, I will be in touch to share the specific details of this opportunity to invest in our students and staff and to continue the momentum of this great community. As always, thank you so much for your support of Mustang Public Schools; I am honored to serve as your Superintendent.
For additional information, please view the presentation made at the October 10, 2022 Board meeting by clicking HERE.
- District News