Midland Schools Survey Parents And Teachers To Find Ways It Can Improve

By Mitch Borden

Midland Independent School District is in the middle of gathering feedback from teachers, students, and parents to see how the districts doing. The data collected will help the district and individual schools identify areas that need improvement.

The purpose of the school quality survey is gathering the perspectives of individuals directly affected by Midland schools said Dr. Elise Kail, MISD’s chief transformation officer.

“Those are the people that have their feet on the ground in the classrooms every day and are living the life. If we don’t listen to them we aren’t ever going to improve.”

Kail stated one of the main areas the survey is examining is the day-to-day experience people have within the area’s schools. This is especially important she pointed out when it comes to teachers because the district is looking to find ways to retain more educators.

“You can go to the oilfield and make good money, so we are trying to improve the quality of the place to make teachers want to stay in those classrooms.”

The district hopes to wrap up the survey by February 22nd. Parents can find a link to the survey on MISD’s website.

About Mitch Borden

Mitch Borden is Marfa Public Radio's Permian Basin Reporter. If you have any questions about West Texas' energy industry or the Permian Basin email him at mitch@marfapublicradio.org.
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