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.

MISD High Schools to Host 2016 Showcase Events, Grade Level Registration Meetings

McKinney, Texas - With this week’s release of the new McKinney ISD High School Academic Planning Guide, it’s time for parents of students in grades 8 – 11 to turn their attention toward registration for the 2016 – 2017 school year.

2011 Bond Update Part 4: North, Reuben Johnson and Malvern

McKinney, Texas - “Change is always good in my mind,” says McKinney North Principal Jimmy Spann. “It provides you with opportunities to look at your future and determine what you want that future to be.”

MHS Counselors Cranmore and Akins Earn State Recognition for Research

McKinney, Texas - For their work in the area of college and career planning Cranmore and Akins have drawn the praise of the Texas Counseling Association. In November, they received the 2015 Texas Counseling Association (TCA) Outstanding Research Award at their annual Professional Growth Conference in Corpus Christi.

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.