MISD Names New Senior Director of Finance

McKinney, Texas -  McKinney ISD has hired Marlene Harbeson as its new Senior Director of Finance, and the Board of Trustees approved the decision Tuesday night.

2011 Bond Election Update Part Three: Dowell Middle School

McKinney, Texas -  In 2011, McKinney voters overwhelmingly approved a $191 million bond package that would address a wide range of campus needs across the district. Slated to begin in 2012 and conclude in 2016, that bond package is swiftly nearing completion—on schedule and under budget.

28 MISD Campuses Earn National Healthy Schools Awards

McKinney, Texas - For their efforts at promoting healthy activity and nutritions across MISD, the Alliance for a Healthier Generation has awarded National Healthy Schools Awards to all 28 McKinney ISD elementary, middle and high schools—making MISD one of only three districts in the nation this year who can claim all of their campuses as award winners.

2011 Bond Election Recap Part Two: Faubion Middle School

McKinney, Texas - In 2011, with a wide range of campus needs in front of them, the McKinney ISD Board of Trustees accepted the recommendation of a citizen bond committee and voted unanimously to call for a $191 million bond election that would begin in 2012 and conclude in 2016. McKinney voters overwhelmingly approved the bond package which is nearing completion—on schedule and under budget.

MISD Names Veteran School Business Administrator as Chief Financial Officer

McKinney, Texas -  The McKinney Independent School District has chosen Jason Bird as its new Chief Financial Officer (CFO). The Board of Trustees approved the decision at their regular monthly work study meeting Tuesday night. Bird has a lengthy history of nearly 20 years with MISD and has served as the district’s senior director of finance since 2005.

McKinney ISD Earns Perfect Score on State's Financial Rating System

McKinney, Texas - Even though the ratings were reduced to a pass/fail system for 2014–2015, the district earned the maximum score for the 12th time in 13 years, once again demonstrating the quality of McKinney ISD’s financial management and reporting system.

2011 Bond Election Update Part One: McKinney High School

In this four part series, we’ll spotlight the progress and positive impact of the 2011 Bond Program projects at McKinney High School, Faubion Middle School, Dowell Middle School, McKinney North High School, Malvern Elementary and Reuben Johnson Elementary.

MISD Connects with Parents through Parent Engagement Program

McKinney, Texas -  In the effort to collaborate with and support parents, McKinney ISD recognizes that parents, like students and teachers, have opportunities to learn and grow at every stage of their lives. The Parent Engagement Program seeks to assist parents as they reflect on the process of their own growth alongside their children’s growth and development within the community.

Finding His Way: How Music Rescued Faubion Band Director Brian Beck

“As a teacher, I’m looking across the room, and I find me. I go, ‘There you are. You sir! You’re going to be a great trumpet player. Now sit a little bit taller.’ I encourage the heck out of them. I find something that they’re doing right, and I make it a really big deal."

MISD STAAR Results Outpace State and Region 10

McKinney, Texas -  On Friday,  August 7, the Texas Education Agency (TEA) released its annual tidal wave of data detailing STAAR campus and district accountability ratings for more than 8,000 Texas public schools. According to TEA, some five million Texas students took more than eight million tests in 2014–2015.

Once you wade through all the numbers, tables and descriptors, what becomes apparent is that McKinney ISD STAAR results continue to outpace the rest of the state and Region 10.