MISD Notification on Transition to ESS

    Dear Valued Substitute,

    We are pleased to announce that Midland Independent School District has appointed ESS to manage our substitute program. This seasoned educational staffing firm has nearly two decades of experience providing trained and qualified substitute personnel to school districts and we are excited to work with them.

    What does this partnership mean for our current substitutes?

    We cannot thank our dedicated substitutes enough for stepping in at a moment’s notice to ensure our students experience continuity in academic and support services. It is our sincere hope that you will continue to substitute for our district – but to do so, you will need to become an employee of ESS.

    Effective Monday, April 15, 2019, ESS will officially begin managing our substitute program, which means your last day as an employee of Midland Independent School District will be Friday, April 12, 2019.

    Please understand that this transition will not result in a major change for you as substitute. At our request, ESS will contact you within the next few days to offer you a position with their organization. They will provide you with details for upcoming orientation meetings where you’ll have the opportunity to meet with their staff, ask questions, and complete the transition. You are under no obligation to join ESS, however, you won’t be able to continue as a substitute in our district until you do so. You must attend one of the sessions to gather information about the transition.

    Mon. March 18th Tues. March 19th Wed. March 20th Thurs. March 21st
    3:00pm to 4:30pm 3:00pm to 4:30pm 3:00pm to 4:30pm 3:00pm to 4:30pm
    5:00pm to 6:30pm 5:00pm to 6:30pm 5:00pm to 6:30pm N/A

    Again, we truly appreciate your commitment to the children of our community and hope you will continue your valuable service. We will be working very closely with ESS to ensure a smooth transition for everyone involved. To assist in understanding this transition a FAQ (frequently asked questions) page has been added to the MISD Careers webpage. All of the information will be discussed in detail during the orientation meetings scheduled March 18th - March 21st at the Central Office Administration Building (615 W. Missouri Ave).

    Best Regards,
    Woodrow Bailey
    Chief of Human Capital Management
    Midland Independent School District