2015 Senior Tour Offers Inside Look at MISD

McKinney, Texas - Wednesday, Feb. 18 marked the 2015 McKinney ISD Senior Tour, the fourth such annual opportunity for McKinney senior adults to take an inside look at programs offered at the elementary, middle and high school levels as well as to meet students, teachers and administrators who make it all happen each day in MISD. Along the way, they shared stories and laughter and marveled at how far things have come.

MISD Plans Adjustments to Middle School Attendance Zones to Alleviate Overcrowding

McKinney, Texas - The McKinney ISD Board of Trustees and district officials are currently in the process of adjusting the district’s middle school attendance zones.

The boundary adjustment process is guided by several key principles: Move the fewest number of students possible, relieve crowding at Cockrill Middle School and Evans Middle School, maximize capacity and resources at Dowell Middle School and Faubion Middle School, maintain the Board’s ongoing commitment to socio-economic diversity throughout the district and provide room for growth at Scott Johnson Middle School.

McKinney Chamber of Commerce Names MISD Outstanding Business of the Year

McKinney, Texas - "Although it is not a business, it operates with high business standards. And the impact it has on businesses in our area is the quality of workforce that it produces year after year…It is my distinct honor to recognize McKinney Independent School District as the Outstanding Business of the Year.”

MISD Offers Spring Parent Education Classes

McKinney, Texas - McKinney ISD is pleased to announce that the district is offering spring semester sessions of its free Practical Parent Education classes. The classes will be held at Wolford Elementary, Vega Elementary and Burks Elementary and will run from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m.

MISD Hires New Assistant Superintendent and Chief Human Resources Officer

McKinney, Texas - The new year brings a new face to a top McKinney ISD administrative position. The district has hired Tamira Griffin as its new assistant superintendent and chief human resources officer. Griffin is a top-notch administrator who has spent the last 14 years as chief human resources officer for Plano ISD. The McKinney ISD Board of Trustees approved the decision to bring Griffin aboard at its regular monthly meeting Tuesday night.

MISD Names Principals for Glen Oaks and McNeil Elementary

The new year brings fresh opportunities for two talented MISD assistant principals.

Rick McDaniel named Lone Finalist for Superintendent of McKinney ISD

McKinney, Texas - Rick McDaniel, former principal of McKinney Boyd High School and current Assistant Superintendent of Student Services, has been chosen as the lone finalist for Superintendent of McKinney ISD by the McKinney ISD Board of Trustees. The decision was approved at the Board’s regular Work Study meeting Tuesday night.
The Board launched its search for a new superintendent in September when Dr. J.D. Kennedy, who has served as superintendent for the past five years, announced his plan to retire at the end of December. After considering a number of candidates, the Board found Kennedy’s successor among the leadership already in place in McKinney ISD.

MISD Partner Raytheon Receives 2014 Employer for Education Excellence Gold Award from SBOE

McKinney, Texas - The State Board of Education (SBOE) recently named Raytheon among 10 Texas businesses chosen as 2014 “Employers for Education Excellence” (EEE) in recognition of their ongoing support and commitment to Texas public schools. Raytheon earned Gold recognition, the highest honor awarded in the EEE program for its role as a long-time partner of McKinney ISD.

School Board Appoints O'Dell to Serve in Place 6

McKinney, Texas -  With a unanimous vote, the McKinney ISD Board of Trustees appointed Stephanie O’Dell to fill the vacant Place 6 (At-Large) seat at their monthly Regular Board Meeting Tuesday night. O’Dell has a history of committed volunteer leadership and service in the District as well as the broader McKinney community.

McKinney #1 on Money Magazine's Best Places to Live in America

Up from #2 in 2012, only Texas city in the top 15