Board Meeting Report: Melissa ISD earns superior rating on fiscal report; Commendations awarded


Nov 2018
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The Melissa Schools Board of Trustees met Monday evening at the Home Office for a regularly scheduled monthly board meeting.

The meeting featured Cardinal Commendations followed by reports from the executive leadership team. Elementary students Kallie Womack and Ashley Baldree led the Pledge of Allegiance and the Texas Pledge.

Featured in this report:

  • Melissa ISD earns superior rating, perfect score on fiscal report
  • Cardinal Commendations awarded

Melissa ISD earns superior rating, perfect score on fiscal report

For the sixteenth consecutive year, Melissa ISD has earned a “superior” rating according to state fiscal accountability guidelines, as determined by the Financial Integrity Rating System of Texas (FIRST).

The superior rating is the highest out of the four rating levels.

Lance Rainey, Chief Financial Officer, presented a summary of the 2017-18 Melissa ISD FIRST Report. In addition to maintaining superior rating longevity, the district also received a perfect score of 100 points on the fiscal report.

“The FIRST Report is a detailed report of the overall financial health of Melissa ISD. The district’s fiscal management practices are rated each year through the FIRST Report, based on information sent to the Texas Education Agency from our independent auditor.” – Lance Rainey, Chief Financial Officer

The Melissa ISD FIRST Reports can be accessed from the Business Services department web page, under Required Postings.

Cardinal Commendations awarded

Cardinal Commendations were awarded to students and staff of Harry McKillop Elementary and North Creek Elementary. The recipients for November are listed below.

Cardinal Commendations - Nov. 12, 2018

Harry McKillop Elementary Awards:

  • Lainey Motes
  • McKenna Wells
  • EJ Nault
  • Britany Beaty
  • Kim Empey

North Creek Elementary Awards:

  • Gracyn Wells
  • Jenavecia Christe
  • Buston Browne
  • Special Education Department

Cardinal Commendations for Melissa High School and Melissa Middle School will be awarded in January.

Grade-Level Attendance Awards:

  • HME: 2nd grade @ 98.44%
  • NCE: Pre-K @ 97.74%
  • MMS: 7th grade @ 97.78%
  • MHS: 10th grade @ 97.54%

Highest Campus Attendance Award:

  • Harry McKillop Elementary @ 97.67%

Upcoming board meeting

The next regularly scheduled Board of Trustees meeting will be on Monday, Dec. 17 at the Melissa Schools Home Office, located at 1904 Cooper Street. Board meetings begin promptly at 6:00 p.m.

Media Contact:
Maddie Coe, Community Relations

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