MPISD Reduces Tax Rate for 2018-2019
At their regular meeting Monday night, the MPISD Board of Trustees voted to reduce the current tax rate from $1.239 to $1.218 for the coming year, a reduction of $.021. The total tax rate of $1.218 includes $1.04 for maintenance and operations (M&O) and $0.178 for interest and sinking (I&S). Superintendent Judd Marshall said, “We are certainly happy when we are able to reduce the combined tax rate. Our taxpayers do a great job of supporting our school district, and we are very pleased to be able to give them a break whenever we can.” M&O funds provide for the District’s day-to-day operations while the I&S provides funds for debt services.
MPISD Earns 12 Academic Distinctions
Mount Pleasant Independent School District earned 12 Academic Distinctions from the Texas Education Agency in the just-released 2018 Accountability Report. In addition to the distinctions, the District and each of its campuses Met Standards in each category and among each subgroup.
“We are very proud of the accomplishments that we have earned in our district,” said Judd Marshall, MPISD Superintendent of Schools. “Our teachers, staff, and administrators have done an outstanding job of preparing kids for life. Even though the state continues to raise the bar for academic success, our test scores continue to rise. This is a result of hard work by all stakeholders, and the academic distinctions are another indication of that hard work. We are very pleased with where we are academically, and we are looking forward to continued success.”
Mt. Pleasant High School earned three distinctions: Academic Achievement in Mathematics, Academic Achievement in Science, and Top 25%: Comparative Academic Growth.
P.E. Wallace Middle School also earned three distinctions: Academic Achievement in Mathematics, Academic Achievement in English Language Arts/Reading, and Postsecondary Readiness.
Frances Corprew and Vivian Fowler Elementary Schools each earned the same two distinctions: Academic Achievement in Mathematics and Postsecondary Readiness.
Mount Pleasant Junior High and Annie Sims Elementary earned one distinction each. MPJH earned Top 25% Comparative Academic Growth and Annie Sims earned Postsecondary Readiness.