James “Jim” Dossey is running for re-election to the MISD School Board of Trustees Position 1.
“My father, Dale A. Dossey, was a Trustee on the Montgomery ISD School Board for 18 years. When I was a kid, I did not understand why it was important for him to be on the Board and volunteer so much of his time to the Board. Adding to my confusion, I later found out that this position is totally unpaid and volunteer! Now that I am grown, I understand why my father devoted so many years to the Board. It is all about family and community,” said Dossey.
Dossey grew up in Montgomery, attending MISD schools from Kindergarten through 12th grade, and his wife is a teacher in MISD. They have three kids and a nephew attending MISD schools.
“I have many close personal friends that are teachers and administrators in the district. In short, I have a vested interest in making MISD the best that it can be,” said Dossey.
“I believe that I am the best candidate for this position. From an education and training perspective, I have a bachelor’s degree from the University of Texas in Mechanical Engineering and a master’s degree from UT in Electrical Engineering. I have an MBA from the MIT Sloan School of Management and a JD from the South Texas College of Law I am six-sigma certified and a certified public accountant,” said Dossey. “I am also the most experienced board member, having served on the MISD School Board of Trustees for 6 years and President of the Board for the last year.”
“While this year has been very challenging for many reasons, the MISD School Board has had a very successful year under my leadership as the Board President. Some of our accomplishments include:
- An “A” rating for MISD in 2019-20
- A balanced budget for 2020-21 after an initial projected budget deficit of $2.8M
- A reduction in the district tax rate in 2020-21
- Hiring a new superintendent, Dr. Heath Morrison
- Closing down and reopening schools due to COVID-19
- A complete replacement of the district goals and institution of measures and metrics to provide measurement and accountability standards to track progress toward those goals.
“In summary, I believe that I am the best candidate for MISD School Board Position 1. I have the education, skills, and experience necessary to help MISD achieve its goals of becoming the premier district in the State of Texas and to make MISD the highest paying district in Montgomery County,” said Dossey. “I have a lot more to give. Please vote for me, Jim Dossey for MISD School Board Position 1 on November 3rd.”
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