Marfa ISD Board of Trustees Calls Bond Election Following a recommendation from the district’s Bond Advisory Committee, the Marfa ISD Board of Trustees unanimously called a bond election for November 8, 2022. If approved, the proposition totaling $57 million would fund a new K-12 school, a career and technical education addition at the high school, and more. The district’s Bond Advisory Committee of approximately 20 people, representing a cross-section of the community met this summer to identify district priorities for the future. This committee of parents, grandparents, alumni, MISD staff, retirees, elected officials, and law enforcement all offered unique perspectives as the group worked to identify district facility challenges and a consensus recommendation for the Board of Trustees regarding a possible bond election. After touring district facilities, learning about school finance and MISD’s historical tax rate, and speaking with administration about academic focus and long-range plans, committee members reached consensus on a list of prioritized needs. The group then discussed its recommendation to the Board, and Trustees held a special meeting August 16, 2022, to call the November election. “I sincerely appreciate the service of our Bond Advisory Committee and want to thank each and every member for helping us prepare for the future,” said Superintendent Oscar Aguero. “The proposal that was recommended and called, if approved, could not only increase academic and career training options, but improve the facility’s safety for all students and staff.” On their ballots, MISD voters will see a proposition for $57million. The projected monthly tax impact, upon passage of the new $40,000 homestead exemption, will be approximately $47.00 a month (based on a $200,000 home). However, there will be no tax increase for taxpayers 65 years of age and older who have applied for and received the “age 65 freeze of school homestead taxes.” Proposed projects include: • New K-12 Campus • Career and technical education addition at the high school • Additional district-wide improvements If anyone has questions or would like more information regarding the bond election, they may call MISD administration at 432-729-5500 or send an email to email@example.com
First day of school is today, August 17th! Junior High (grades 6-8) will drop off on Lincoln Street between the football field entrance and central office. High School (grades 9-12) will drop off on Gonzales Street between the auditorium and the student parking lot. See additional important information below. We are...Marfa Shorthorns!
Parents and Community Members...this is your opportunity to meet our teachers and our fall athletes! Meet the Teachers begins at 4:30 pm on each campus. Meet the Shorthorns begins at 6:30 pm on Martin Field. In case of rain, we will introduce our Shorthorns at Marfa Shorthorn Gym. Go Horns!
Grab your opportunity to work with an outstanding family of educators! Marfa ISD is currently looking for a paraprofessional in our special education department. Please contact the superintendent at 432-729-5500 for more information, or visit our website at www.marfaisd.com for the application. Come join our team at Marfa ISD!
Senior Picture Day is today, August 15th beginning at 9:00 am in the foyer of Marfa Shorthorn Gym. Seniors were given a schedule with his/her time to report. Caps, gowns, drapes, and diploma covers will be provided. For questions, please call the school at 432-729-5500.
What a “cool” way to end Day 4 of our in-service week! Thank you Pena’s Cool Shavings for countless combinations and the coolest snow cones in west Texas!
Michael Roch and The Chinati Foundation hosted Marfa ISD staff with a personal tour of The John Chamberlain Building and a tasty lunch at The Arena. The Chinati Foundation and it’s staff are amazing supporters of our teachers and students. Another great day to be a Shorthorn!
It’s been a fabulous day of in-service with dyslexia training by our very own Mrs. Karla Livingston and updated state assessment training from Chris Enriquez at ESC 18. And thank you to Marfa Spirit Company for providing an after school venue for great camaraderie with our outstanding staff.
Marfa ISD had an excellent day on Tuesday with safety training on the Standard Response Protocol method. Thank you to Marfa Visitor Center for the venue, Marfa PTO for a delicious lunch, and I Love You Guys for the valuable information.
Thank you to our staff for a positive first day of in-service for the 2022-2023 school year! It was filled with lots of smiles, happy hearts, and excited energy (...and a delicious breakfast) for a new school year! Go Horns!
Marfa ISD is proud to welcome our new staff into our Shorthorn family! Thank you Rosela Rivera, Jessica Murphy, Melissa Firmin, Victoria Rios, Lakin Tucker, and Rebecca Ontiveros for making us Shorthorn Strong!
If you see Marfa ISD custodians or maintenance staff, please stop and thank them for all they do to make sure our facilities are ready for a new school year! So thank you...you make us Shorthorn Strong!
It's Time for Back to School! See important information below.
Marfa ISD is pleased to partner with Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center in order to provide mental health services for our students. The Texas Child Health Access Through Telemedicine (TCHATT) is a school-oriented mental health program servicing children and adolescents in need. A collaboration between the Texas Child Mental Health Care Consortium and Marfa ISD links children in need of mental health services with mental health professionals (licensed professional counselors, psychologists, and psychiatrists). For more information, call TCHATT at 915-215-4070 or call Marfa ISD Student Services Coordinator, Jessica Murphy, at 432-729-5500.
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2022-2023 Registration for New and Returning Students
Marfa ISD School Board members and administration staff are spending the weekend working through Lone Star Governance (LSG). LSG is a continuous-improvement model for governing teams—boards in collaboration with their superintendents—who choose to focus intensely on only one primary objective: improving student outcomes. Great teamwork as they continue to focus on our Shorthorns! Shorthorn Proud! 💜
Marfa Cheer is at camp this week learning new chants, cheers, and stunts! The highest daily honor at camp is to win the BANANA, an award given at the end of each day of camp to only one squad. Marfa Varsity and JH Cheer squads share the award on the second day of UCA camp 2022. The JH team also won a BLUE ribbon for their work on cheer skills. And JH Cheerleaders do a pyramid for the first time. Very exciting! Way to go Purple and White! 💜🤍💜
Proud of our Shorthorns as they continue to go hard on this extra mile as 2-A-Days quickly approach!
2022-2023 Registration for New and Returning Students