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MISD Trustees Approve Extension of Superintendent Contract

At the March 23, 2017, special called board meeting, the Midlothian Independent School District Board of Trustees unanimously approved extending the superintendent contract through June 2020.

At the Thursday night special called board meeting, the Midlothian Independent School District Board of Trustees unanimously approved the extension of the contract for Dr. Lane Ledbetter, Superintendent of Schools, to June 2020.

Trustees work with Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Lane Ledbetter, and staff to set the direction of the school district with the education and well-being of school children as its primary focus. One of the responsibilities of the board is to hire and evaluate the superintendent yearly. Board President, Todd Hemphill, states, “This was not a difficult decision for the board and one that we came to unanimously.  Dr. Ledbetter hit the ground running when he was hired in 2015, and the work has not stopped. He has led several important initiatives including the Strategic Plan, Growth Management Committee, 2016 Bond Referendum, Teacher Communications Council, 1:1 M*Powered and more. The board will continue to work side-by-side with Dr. Ledbetter towards the district vision of inspiring excellence.”

With almost 25 years of experience, Dr. Ledbetter began his career as a teacher and coach in Lake Travis ISD, Grapevine-Colleyville ISD, and later, in Carroll ISD. Then, Birdville ISD became his home for 13 years, where he served in several capacities, including Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction, before leading Graham ISD as Superintendent from 2012-2015. Dr. Ledbetter and his wife, Penny, have three children: Landon, Luke, and Lauren.

Midlothian Independent School District serves more than 8,500 students in grades Pre-K-12. Located just 30 miles south of Dallas and Fort Worth, MISD is frequently cited by residents as the key reason for moving to Midlothian. Students attend one of 11 campuses: 7 elementary schools, 2 middle schools, and 2 high schools.


The vision of Midlothian ISD to to inspire excellence today to change the world tomorrow.  For more information about MISD, visit www.misd.gs or contact us at info@misd.gs or 972.775.8296.




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