Congrats to the Stafford STEM Magnet Academy teachers, staff, and students! After completing their inaugural year as a campus in 2021-22, the Stafford STEM Magnet Academy received an A-rating from the Texas Education Agency Accountability Ratings.
Board of Education
Board Meetings are held the second Monday of each month virtually or in the Leonard Scarcella Administration Building at 6:30 p.m.
The SMSD Board of Trustees consists of seven (7) members elected by the City of Stafford community to serve for terms of three (3) years each. Following the annual election, the board elects a president, vice-president, and secretary to serve for a one-year term. Each trustee represents Stafford MSD at large. Together with the Superintendent, they make the SMSD Team of Eight (8).
We are proud to announce that Ms. Diana De La Rosa will serve as the Principal at Stafford Elementary School. The SMSD Board of Trustees approved her appointment unanimously during the September board meeting after two rounds of interviews.
On August 29, Stafford Mayor Cecil Willis, Stafford City Council, Stafford MSD Superintendent Dr. Robert Bostic, and the SMSD Board of Trustees met to approve the 2022-23 school budget and to present a tax rate. The team of 15 is the only group in the state of Texas who collaborate on a school’s budget and have done this since 1982.
A great Spartan crowd showed up on Saturday, August 6 as we welcomed around 2,000 attendees to the second annual Party on the Plaza. Our Educational Plaza was filled with families, staff, and community ready to close out the summer and embark on the 2022-23 school year together.
On July 26, 2022, Stafford MSD and Lamar Consolidated ISD were proud to host the second "A Day with the United States Secret Service" in Stafford, Texas at the Stafford Centre. Stafford MSD Superintendent Dr. Robert Bostic spearheaded the first event in 2018, and invited Superintendent of LCISD Dr. Roosevelt Nivens, to multiply efforts and host the program together in 2022.
On May 16, the Stafford MSD Board of Trustees reviewed and discussed the official canvass results from the general election held earlier this month in the City of Stafford including swearing in new members and reorganizing the group. For the first time in the district's 40-year history, there are currently 3 board members who also graduated from Stafford High School including Manuel Hinojosa, Dawn Reichling and newest member Patricia Soza-Montelongo.
The Stafford MSD Board of Trustees met on Wednesday, May 4 to receive the investigative report from an independent law firm, including direct findings and recommendations.
It was a packed house at the Board Meeting on Monday, May 9 as the Board of Trustees and administration recognized over 100 students for their outstanding accomplishments in the UIL State Soccer Tournament, DECA, SkillsUSA, Texas Association of Future Educators (TAFE), and the Houston Community College Associates Degree program.
We are proud to announce the Texas Computer Education Association (TCEA) has selected Dr. Robert Bostic as the 2022 District Administrator of the Year for his work in advancing teaching and learning through innovative technology at Stafford MSD.
The Stafford Municipal School District Board of Trustees made pivotal decisions this week that underline the importance of health and safety for all students and employees relating to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic in a time where federal, state, and local governance is largely in disarray and frequently changing.
As Stafford MSD continues to navigate the evolving pandemic, and its challenges, we remain committed to making decisions that put safety and education first, while also following guidance from Texas Education Agency (TEA), local and state officials, and the Center for Disease Control (CDC). Our team at SMSD is actively working to support you and your students during this time, and we look forward to facing this challenge together for our Spartans.
As the only municipal school district in the state of Texas, the Board of Trustees understand the value of hiring and retaining top talent in education. After a year of COVID-19, the district remains committed to providing excellence in education for our students, team, and community. Last night the Board of Trustees at Stafford MSD voted to approve several pay increases for the 2021-2022 school year for both current employees and new hires.
During the City of Stafford election season, we wanted to share with you a 30-second video that shows how the City of Stafford and the Stafford Municipal School District work together every day. As you decide where to place your ballot, remember you are a part of the Stafford story, too!
Our SMSD Library Coordinator, Mr. Horace Shane Kenney was pleased to accept a donation of two books from Xavier Herrera, the Board Secretary of Mexican American School Boards Association (MASBA). These books hold special significance as they were written and edited by Dr. Jayme Mathias, the Executive Director of MASBA.
The SMSD Board ordered the change to position-based elections by resolution at its meeting on January 11, 2021. Under the new position-based election method, the seven positions on the Board are designated by number, and candidates for trustee are voted on and elected separately for specific positions on the Board. A candidate will be designated on the official ballot according to the number of the position for which he or she seeks election
Stafford MSD Board President Christopher Caldwell started a new tradition at Monday's Board Meeting by presenting the First Annual President's Award in Educational Excellence.
Efforts are currently underway for Stafford MSD to strive toward an “A.”
The District welcomed a new trustee, Ashish “Ash” Hamirani and said a collective heartfelt goodbye to former Board President Auturo Jackson.
The Superintendent of Stafford MSD and Board Members do not officially endorse any candidates running for any public office in Stafford.
The Stafford Municipal School District was honored to welcome Texas Deputy Commissioner of Education Martin Winchester on Thursday afternoon.
Stafford Municipal School District Board Vice President Xavier Herrera was named to the Gulf Coast Area Association of School Boards’ Board of Directors this week.
The Stafford Municipal School District Board of Trustees voted to approval a substantial investment for literacy on Monday night.