Midland Students First was established to help find, support and elect strong MISD school board officials because we believe that every Midland student deserves a great education. We want to engage every voter in Midland to participate in school board elections and provide resources so that voters can quickly educate themselves on all contestants.
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We are a local, non-partisan group of concerned citizens, teachers, parents and employers that believe every student in Midland deserves access to quality public schools. We believe the ideal school board candidate will closely examine data and promote effective and research-backed policies that address Midland’s unique challenges.
Is Midland Students First affiliated with Educate Midland, MISD, League of Women Voters, or any charter school group?
You never know what critical decisions an elected official will face. For this reason, Midland Students First focuses on the organizational and leadership skills that drive how candidates vote, not necessarily a “position” or single issue for which they stand. When we say “putting students first” we mean that when school board candidates are presented with options, they carefully consider all sides and work with their fellow Trustees and the Superintendent to choose the option that is best for students. If it is unclear which option is best, trustees should draw from their leadership experience and should employ their critical thinking skills to examine what the data or studies suggest is best.
First, sign up to be a member by registering on our website and tell your friends and family to do the same. Members will help us determine candidate endorsements and be notified of all volunteer opportunities. Second, donate your time to help by volunteering, spreading the word and when the time comes voting. Third, contribute financially, your money will help support voter outreach, voter education and the direct financial support of great school board candidates.