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What will it take to get there?

By ROBERT WESTBROOK
Superintendent, Milano ISD

I t is hard to believe we are in September, but here we are. September sounds cooler than August and I love the fall season and the promise of cooler temperatures this time of year brings us. Furthermore, I like to hear bands play, watch football and hear cheerleaders inspire a crowd, along with the excitement of a fun volleyball game and watching our cross country athletes run. Yes, it’s a super time of the year.

I’m also inspired by observing a fine teacher work in the classroom and the eyes of young students light up when they understand the concept that is being taught. What a great job that I have, but someone has to do it.

Our student population continues to grow here at Milano ISD. Last year, we started with 399 students. Currently, we have 435 students enrolled, which represents a growth of over eight percent. It is great to see our district growing and thriving.

I am a dreamer. I dream of what should be, but also I am realistic enough to know that I can’t bring every dream to fruition. But, I don’t give up easily, and I want the best for our kids and staff at Milano ISD. What will it take to get there?

I dream continuously of what we must put in place this year as the foundation to a great education at Milano ISD. We are blessed with a staff that is competent and one that cares. Those two elements can change the future for students— one miracle at a time.

To have a great district, we must have a superb staff; we have it. We must have a school board that works as a team for the betterment of all students; we have it. We must have students who come to school to learn, and are well disciplined. We have them.

We must have the financial resources necessary to do the job; we’re working on this, we have a great start with a balanced budget. Also, required are supportive parents and a community that believes in its school system. We have that too. We are getting better every day at Milano ISD. rwestbrook@milanoisd.net


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