THERE WERE CHEERS..... AND TEARS....... AS THE FRIENDS OF THE MIDLAND SCHOOL DISTRICT REACHED A GOAL THAT SEEMED ABSOLUTELY UNATTAINABLE EXACTLY 30 DAYS AGO. "I think it was excellent. The board made the right decision," said MIDLAND MOM PEGGY JACKSON. MIDLAND DAD DARRELL HAYS, SAYS "I graduated from that school,my kids did and i want my grand kids to graduate from there." PHONE DRIVES LIKE ON TOP OF BENEFIT RODEOS AND RAFFLES BROUGHT IN 400 THOUSAND 968 DOLLARS.... ALL TO FILL A 368 THOUSAND DOLLAR HOLE IN THE DISTRICT`S BUDGET DUE TO INEFFICENCIES REGARDING STAFF MANAGEMENT AND UNNECESSARY PROGRAMS.