School finances are biggest concern, says ex-headmaster


Location 2 candidate and former principal of Wylie East High School mike williams wants to serve on the Wylie ISD Board of Directors to ensure the community continues to provide an exceptional education for students.

“The recent Texas Education Agency Accountability Assessment shows our district received a score of 96, which is exceptional and doesn’t happen without great leadership,” Williams said. “As a former high school principal, I know firsthand the work it takes to get that kind of grade.”

Williams said community members in the district must remain committed to providing all students with academic, fine arts, athletic and career preparation programs that ensure students are ready for the next steps in their school career.

“I have always been of service to others,” William said, adding that he is a servant leader and is willing to do whatever it takes to set an example for students, staff and members of the community. community.

“I think my leadership philosophy has allowed me to work with a wide range of people and build exceptional teaching staff and administrative teams,” Williams said. “Many of your past and present administrative officers, counselors, and curriculum leaders in this district got their start working on one of my campuses.”

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

“You and I have seen increases in the value of our properties, but there hasn’t been a tax rate increase in over a decade in WISD,” Williams said, adding that state legislatures States forced local districts to have an “over-reliance” on property taxes as a source of revenue and decreased the level of state contribution.

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

The biggest contribution he will make, Williams said, is that his education background 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 current levels of achievement, but always work and strive to make public school a safe experience in which our children have hope for a better future and our staff members know that they are loved and supported emotionally and financially by our community.

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