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School Health Advisory Council honored by Region XIII

School Health Advisory Council honored by Region XIII

The McKinney ISD School Health Advisory Council (SHAC) was recently selected to receive the Characteristics of an Effective School Health Advisory Council Award by the Education Service Center (ESC) Region XIII and the Texas Education Agency (TEA).

This award showcases districts that have demonstrated and plan to demonstrate their excellence and effectiveness as a School Health Advisory Council in enhancing the health of students, staff, and community members within their local school district.

Because of this honor, McKinney ISD SHAC will be promoted across the state by TEA as a model to motivate other school districts to replicate their promising practices.

Additionally, McKinney ISD SHAC will be awarded $4,500 to further strengthen the district’s efforts to promote health.

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"The Importance of Teachers"

McKinney ISD students pay tribute to their teachers in this video produced in honor of the district's 2011 Teacher of the Year candidates.

The Importance of Teachers

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Standard and Poor's States Structural Changes Needed to Fix School Finance, Cause of State's Financial Issues

Standard and Poor|Q|s States Structural Changes Needed to Fix School Finance, Cause of State|Q|s Financial Issues

"In fact, we believe that the primary source of the state's budget imbalance is not slower revenue growth, but rather, built-in budget imbalances that simply become more evident during periods of economic decline or slow revenue growth. Chief among these potential sources of persistent imbalances is education funding. As we have said for the past four years, the school finance reforms that the legislature approved in 2006 created a long-term source of budget pressure for the state, in our opinion."
-Standard and Poor's, Feb. 16, 2011

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