Midland ISD Proposed Bond to Keep Business Booming 10/10/12
CBS 7 News Reporter
October 10, 2012
Midland - The ballots have been drawn and voters have registered, and with less than a month away a major bond issues faces Tall City residents.
Now businesses and organizations are stepping up to throw their support behind the proposed Midland ISD bond election that some claim will help keep business booming here in west Texas.
Mitch Mamoulides has called Midland home for years and he says his interest in passing this bond isn't just because he is a father, but because he is a businessman.
Enrollment in MISD is up more than 1700 students at this time last year; growth thanks to the oil boom.
However, there's been so much growth that classrooms are busting at the seams.
"We're growing and we've got more kids than you can fit into a classroom, we've got to do something," Mamoulides, Permian South Area Manager for Chevron said.
Mamoulides is constantly trying to bring new people to Midland for work, but he says the current state of the school district has people choosing to move elsewhere.
"People that have choices to go to more than one place have picked other communities where they believe their kids can get a better education," he said.
And as a father, he says our students need the best school environment to learn in if we want our community to thrive because our students are our future.
“If we want leaders tomorrow, we need to be educating them today,” Mamoulides said.
A good education is what hopeful U.S. Senator Ted Cruz says he owes a lot of his success to.
With my family and I, we had opportunities open up for us because of education that we would have never dreamed of,” he said.
Mamoulides believes if we want the best for our students, something needs to change.
“The fact is what we currently have is not sustainable and we’ve got to improve our schools,” he said.
And because our students are our future leaders, he says setting our students up for their future is the least we could do.
If you'd like to find information about the proposed MISD bond, visit forabettermidland.com.