District Publications: State of the District 2018-19 - Page 3

D espite the growing attack against public Aside from academics, Mansfield ISD excels in fine arts, athletics and many other extracurricular activities. The community also has a heart for helping others and coming together for the greater good. schools across the nation with strong pushes for vouchers and the opening of more charter schools, Texas public schools continue to excel! Through the pages of this booklet, you will see all the different reasons why I feel blessed to be a Mansfield ISD resident and servant leader. There are so many positive things about public education that need to be shared to dispel the rumors and highlight the successes happening in public schools. I am a proud Texas educator, and I firmly believe that Texas public schools are the clear choice for education. For example, Mansfield ISD has earned an “A” rating in the Texas Education Agency’s (TEA) new accountability rating system. In addition, Mansfield ISD’s test scores surpass state and regional averages. Sincerely, Dr. Jim Vaszauskas Superintendent of Schools MANSFIELD ISD State of the District | 1 “I am a proud Texas educator, and I firmly believe that Texas public schools are the clear choice for education. ”