MIDLAND, Texas (Big 2/Fox 24) — Stevie Vargas of Midland is announcing his intentions to run for the MISD Board of Trustees district 4 seat up for vote in November. He is running on many principles; the biggest being advocating for change within MISD. The seat is currently occupied by John Kennedy, who won by one vote after a run off in 2016.
“Once some of the new staff came on and the new superintendent, you see the grades going down, the quality of the schools going down and it’s been like that for three years with no end in sight.”Stevie Varags
The 31-year-old Texan has three boys in MISD schools. He feels as a parent, those voices are not represented well from the school board.
“They feel like they are not being heard out from the school board and the trustees – their representatives. So I feel like they are being left behind. So I wrote some letters and complained, seeing no change, so it got to the point where if I am not seeing change I am going to try and get in there and create some change.”Stevie Vargas
Vargas is passionate about safety and security for students, fixing or renovating infrastructure, and retaining quality teachers for the district.
“Those three I feel are the biggest issues facing MISD and the reasons I feel we are so much … we are doing so much worse than comparable cities of the same size.”Stevie Vargas
He is passionate about more things when it comes to the school district. Hear the interview in full below: