Hilco Real Estate 6-2024

School finance biggest concern says former principal

by | Sep 17, 2022 | Education, news

Place 2 candidate and former Wylie East High School principal Mike Williams wants to serve on the Wylie ISD Board of Trustees to ensure the community continues to provide an outstanding education to students.

“The recent Texas Education Agency Accountability Rating shows that our district received a score of 96, which is outstanding and does not happen without great leadership,” Williams said. “As a former high school principal, I know personally the work that it takes to earn that type of rating.”

Williams said community members within the district must stay committed to providing all students with academic, fine arts, athletic and career preparation programs that allow students to be ready for the next steps in their education journey.

“I have always been about serving others,” William said, adding that he is a servant leader and is willing to do all tasks to set an example for students, staff and community members.

“I think my leadership philosophy allowed me to work with a wide array of people and to put together outstanding teaching staffs and administrative teams,” Williams said. “Many of your past and present administrative leaders, counselors and curriculum leader in this district got their start by working on one of my campuses.”

The biggest issue facing the district, Williams said, is school funding.

“You and I have seen increases in our property values, but there has not been an increase in the tax rate for over a decade in WISD,” Williams said, adding that the state legislatures have forced local districts to have to an “over-reliance” on property taxes as a revenue stream and decreased the state contribution level.

“We need statewide support for property tax relief, which will reduce a local district’s reliance on these funds,” he said.

The biggest contribution he will make, Williams said, is that his experience in education will give him credibility with staff, students and the community.

“I will be able to promote and guide the district to new and higher levels of success,” Williams said. “We must not be satisfied with the levels of present-day successes, but always be working and striving to make the public school experience a safe one in which our kids will have hope of a brighter future and that our staff members know that they are loved and supported emotionally and financially by our community.”

Subscribe RH Love

0 Comments

NTMWD Plant Smart 2024

Related News

Juneteenth Celebration is Saturday

Juneteenth Celebration is Saturday

The Juneteenth Gospel Choir rehearsing at Heaven’s Journey Fellowship Church on Friday, June 7. Celebrate freedom, and its roots in Texas, at a community gathering downtown. A showcase of culture and heritage, Wylie’s Fifth Annual Juneteenth Celebration is 10 a.m. to...

read more
Big night for big cats

Big night for big cats

Vickey Keahey, founder and president of In-Sync Exotics, presents Tim Harrison a painting crafted by Lambert the lion at the Saturday, June 8 fundraiser gala. Courtesy Dave Smith It was a star-studded affair Saturday night as the community gathered to support its...

read more
Bluegrass on Ballard is June 29

Bluegrass on Ballard is June 29

Darin and Brooke Aldridge, a Billboard chart-topping act, are performing at Bluegrass on Ballard. Courtesy of Darin and Brooke Aldridge Bluegrass on Ballard, one of the biggest local annual events, is back with something for everyone Saturday, June 29 downtown at Olde...

read more
Scout project benefits Firefighters Park

Scout project benefits Firefighters Park

Jared Vanderburg was recognized by Wylie Mayor Matthew Porter on Monday, May 14 for earning the highest ranking a Boy Scout can achieve. Courtesy City of Wylie The playground at Firefighters Park got bench refresh and a Little Free Library following the completion of...

read more
Summer Kickoff party is Friday

Summer Kickoff party is Friday

Boocoos the clown will be back for the Summer Kickoff party Friday, June 7 outside the Smith Public Library. Summer programming for the city of Wylie will kick off with an annual outdoor event co-hosted by the library and rec center Friday. The Summer Kickoff party...

read more
City crews aided by volunteers after storm

City crews aided by volunteers after storm

A billboard on highway 78 near Ballard Avenue did not weather the Tuesday, May 28 storm too well.. Wylie has had its fair share of dramatic and damaging weather events over the years, but thankfully the city wasn’t hit as hard by last week’s severe storm as other...

read more
Scout honored, Taste of Wylie proceeds distributed

Scout honored, Taste of Wylie proceeds distributed

Mayor Matthew Porter issued Taste of Wylie proceeds to 5 Loaves Food Pantry, Amazing Grace, Christian Care Center and Hope for the Cities at the Tuesday, May 28, council meeting. Courtesy city of Wylie Mayor Matthew Porter started last week’s regular council meeting...

read more
Inaugural event planned for local nonprofit

Inaugural event planned for local nonprofit

In-Sync Exotics, a renowned sanctuary for rescued exotic felines, is hosting its inaugural fundraising gala, “Whisker Wishes - Making Miracles Happen,” at 6 p.m. Saturday, June 8, at The Venue at Boyd Farms in Lavon.  This event marks a significant milestone for...

read more
Final budget update presented

Final budget update presented

A groundbreaking ceremony for Kreymer Elementary, the district’s newest school scheduled to open at Brown Street and Springdale Way in 2025, was held on Monday, May 20.  A few hours after a groundbreaking ceremony for Kreymer Elementary, the district’s newest school...

read more
Order photos