MISD Board Approves 5 Cent Tax Rate Reduction

McKinney, Texas - In April, McKinney ISD announced a larger than anticipated tax rate reduction of 4.5 cents. Now, after receiving the Collin County Appraisal District’s certified property values reports in July—which exceed the estimated values reports of this past spring—the district is announcing an additional half cent reduction in the tax rate for a total tax rate decrease of 5 cents.

2016-2017 Brings New Faces and New Spaces Among MISD Leadership

McKinney, Texas - With the 2016–2017 school year only a couple of days away, Central Office curriculum coordinators and campus principals across McKinney ISD are putting the finishing touches on their preparations for the return of students. Working alongside them are some new associate and assistant principals who play an indispensable role in campus leadership teams. Among both groups are a few new faces—and in some cases, familiar faces in new roles.

McKinney PD Teen Academy Advanced Course takes Summer Vacation to a New Level

McKinney, Texas - Marie Nault stalks slowly down C Hall at Scott Johnson Middle School, eyes forward, intently scanning the passage ahead. In her right hand, she grips an air soft pistol, and it is up and ready.

MISD Hires Veteran Educator Melanie Magee as Senior Director of Curriculum and Instruction

McKinney, Texas - McKinney Independent School District has hired veteran educator Melanie Magee to serve as the district’s new senior director of curriculum and instruction, a crucial leadership position that impacts instruction in classrooms across the district every day.

Former Evans AP Darla Jackson is New Evans Principal

McKinney, Texas - When Evans Middle School students return to campus to kick off the new year on Monday, Aug. 22, they’ll be greeted by a new principal, albeit one who is no stranger to that campus. From 2013 – 2015, Darla Jackson served the students and community of Evans Middle School as assistant principal. Now she returns to the campus as principal.

MISD Athletic Director Shawn Pratt Elected Vice-President of Texas High School Athletic Director Association

McKinney, Texas - Offering testimony to the personal and professional respect he’s earned among his colleagues around the state, McKinney ISD Director of Athletics Shawn Pratt has been elected to serve as vice-president of the Texas High School Athletic Directors Association (THSADA).

MISD Earns Recognition from Texas Comptroller for Financial Transparency

McKinney, Texas - Once again, McKinney ISD is at the forefront of financial transparency among school districts. MISD is one of the first eight school districts in Texas to earn the Transparency Star Award in the area of Traditional Finances from state Comptroller Glenn Hegar.

Evans Principal Todd Young Chosen as MISD Senior Director of CTE

McKinney, Texas - When the first day of school arrives on Monday, Aug. 22, it will mark the first time in 12 years that Evans Middle School Principal Todd Young will not be on hand to greet students when they return from summer break—the first time since the school opened, in fact.

MISD School Board Names New Officers for 2016-2017

McKinney, Texas -  The McKinney ISD Board of Trustees named new officers at their regular monthly meeting on Tuesday, June 21. Bobby Amick was named President, Curtis Rippee was named Vice-President and Stephanie O’Dell was named Secretary.

Update: Construction Projects at North, Malvern and Reuben Johnson Press on Toward August Completion

McKinney, Texas - With the rain apparently behind us and the Texas heat upon us, construction continues on the expansion and renovation projects at McKinney North High School, Malvern Elementary and Reuben Johnson Elementary.