Property Value Growth and Bond Refunding Lead to Larger than Expected Tax Decrease and Interest Savings

McKinney, Texas - McKinney ISD, based on higher than previously estimated property value growth from the Collin County Central Appraisal District, combined with interest savings from completed Bond Refunding (Refinancing), will be looking to reduce the tax rate by 4.5 cents instead of the previously estimated 2 cents.

In addition, McKinney ISD will be reducing the maturity of any authorized 2016 Bond Program, 16-17 fiscal year bond sales from 25 years to 20 years, enhancing an already aggressive debt payoff schedule. The majority of school districts utilize 30+ year bonds. The tax decrease factors in the proposed $220 million bond program.

MISD Athletic Trainers Coordinate with First Responders to Provide Top Care for Athletes

McKinney, Texas - Contrary to popular perceptions, athletic trainers do a lot more than tape ankles. They have the enormous responsibility of caring for the physical well-being of hundreds of McKinney ISD student athletes participating in a broad range of competitive sports.

MISD Board of Trustees Approves Projects for 2016 Bond

McKinney, Texas - On Thursday night, the McKinney ISD Board of Trustees approved a detailed list of projects to be included in a $220 million bond program that will go before voters on Saturday, May 7. If passed, the measure would allow for a 4.5 cent tax decrease (rather than the previously estimated 2 cent tax decrease) due to an increase in the McKinney tax base and the retirement of old debt.

McKinney Boyd FFA Attends Annual Texas FFA Day at the Capitol

McKinney, TX – McKinney Boyd High School FFA attended the seventh annual Agricultural Education and Texas FFA Day at the Capitol hosted by the Texas FFA Association and the Vocational Agriculture Teachers Association of Texas (VATAT). The event was held February 23, 2016 in Austin, TX.

In 2016, MISD Senior Tour Just Gets Better with Age

McKinney, Texas - As two McKinney ISD school buses pull into the drive at Bennett Elementary, they are met by a vast sea of cheering kids and Elvis Presley blasting over a P.A. system.

The atmosphere is boisterous and bubbling with energy as more than 70 McKinney senior adults make their way off the buses to be greeted with smiles and handshakes by poster waving members of the school’s student council and choir.

The 2016 Senior Tour is underway—in true, fun-filled Bennett Elementary style.

Paula Kent is New MISD Director of Curriculum and Instruction

McKinney, Texas - McKinney ISD has named Paula Kent as the district’s new director of curriculum and instruction. The Board of Trustees approved the recommendation at their regular meeting Tuesday night.

UIL Realignment Rekindles Crosstown Rivalry for Boyd and MHS, Brings New Foes for North

McKinney, Texas - Now that the dust has settled on the highly anticipated 2016–2018 UIL district realignment, McKinney High School and McKinney North High School find themselves in new surroundings, while the landscape for McKinney Boyd High School remains familiar.

School to Watch: Diversity and Culture of Achievement Form a Strong Foundation for Scott Johnson Middle School

McKinney, Texas - Keep your eye on Scott Johnson Middle School. For the third time in a little less than five years, they’ve earned major recognition for their efforts to help all students achieve.

The National Forum to Accelerate Middle-Grades Reform and the Texas Middle School Association (TMSA) announced Friday, Feb. 12 that SJMS is one of only seven Texas middle schools to be named a Texas School to Watch for 2015–2016.

MISD Aims to Increase Bus Safety with Extended Stop Arms

McKinney, Texas - If there is one thing that strikes fear into the hearts of school bus drivers it’s motorists who refuse to stop. Whether it’s caused by a lack of awareness or simply a basic lack of concern for others, drivers zip past school buses all too frequently as kids are loading and unloading, oblivious to—or simply ignoring—the brilliant, red flashing lights and the bright red signs that say quite plainly to “STOP.”

McKinney ISD Board of Trustees Spotlight

McKinney, Texas - Though their backgrounds differ, the seven elected members of the McKinney ISD Board of Trustees share a singular vision of success for all students—and they commit a great deal of time and energy toward that goal.