The next several weeks may present opportunities for inclement weather. During bad weather, we make every attempt to assess the road conditions and notify staff and students as early as possible. Every effort is made to assess the road conditions and make a final decision by 5:30 a.m. Although, there have been cases where the weather worsened during the morning hours and a decision was made later than the 5:30 goal.
The district will use several communication avenues to notify parents, students, and staff. The ParentLink automated phone calling system will be utilized in the event of a delay or school closure. If you recently changed phone numbers and have not notified the district, please make certain your information is accurate by contacting the registrar at your child's campus. In addition, we will post the information on the McKinney ISD website www.mckinneyisd.net, send an Email Extra notification, send an misdGO alert, and notify all local television and radio outlets.
Please keep in mind that we will not send out notifications to confirm school is in session. You will only be notified in the event of a delay or closure. In addition, please do not rely solely on the phone call. The McKinney ISD website is the first place information is updated. ParentLink and MISD Email Extra are generally the second wave of communication received and television network updates are typically last (because there is often a lag time between when we send the information to them and when it is posted).
If you have internet access, the McKinney ISD website will always be the quickest, most efficient, and most accurate way to find information on school closings. We appreciate your support.
McKinney ISD students pay tribute to their teachers in this video produced in honor of the district's 2011 Teacher of the Year candidates.
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"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