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School Bus Safety - McKinney ISD Requests Your Support

School Bus Safety |MINUS| McKinney ISD Requests Your Support

Due to an increase in "near accidents" while students get on and off of McKinney ISD buses, please refer to the following tips for ensuring student safety.
Children are at greatest risk when they are getting on or off the school bus.  Most of the children killed in bus-related crashes are pedestrians, five to seven years old, who are hit by the school bus or by motorists illegally passing a stopped bus.

It is important that drivers take special care in neighborhoods, near schools and bus stops to be on the look out for children.

Drivers are responsible to follow the law and use care to avoid hitting children crossing the street or loading/unloading on school buses.  Texas law states:

  • Drivers must stop for school buses that are stopped and have activated their alternating red flashing lights.
  • Drivers should not proceed until the school bus resumes motion or the signal is no longer activated.
  • If a road is divided only by a left-turning lane, drivers on both sides of the roadway must stop for school buses with alternating red flashing lights activated.
  • If a road is divided by an intervening space or physical barrier, only motorists going in the same direction as the bus are required to stop.
  • School buses stop at all railroad crossings.  If you are following, be prepared to stop.

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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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