McKINNEY (Feb. 9, 2015) — 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.

The proposed boundary adjustment plan (click here to view map as a .pdf) accomplishes those goals and requires no additional bus routes.

The district is considering the following grandfathering policy for middle school students who may be affected by boundary adjustments: Current 6th and 7th graders would be allowed to stay at their current campus, and younger siblings of those 6th and 7th graders would also qualify to attend under grandfathering as long as there is no break in the family attendance chain.

For example, a current Cockrill 7th grader who has been affected by boundary adjustments would be eligible through grandfathering to stay at Cockrill in 2015-2016, and his or her current 5th grade sibling who would move up to 6th grade in 2015-2016 would also be able to attend Cockrill because both the older and the younger sibling would be at Cockrill at the same time in 2015-2016. The family attendance chain is unbroken. However, a current Cockrill 8th grader who will move on to high school next year would not make his or her current 5th grade sibling eligible to attend Cockrill in 2015-2016 because the current 8th grader would no longer be at that school and the family chain of attendance would be broken. Under the current proposal no transportation will be provided for those who take advantage of grandfathering.

The district welcomes input from the community and will hold a Telephone Town Hall Meeting on Monday, Feb. 16 at 7 p.m. to facilitate dialogue regarding the boundary adjustment effort. Prior to the start of the meeting, the district will send out a phone call inviting each MISD parent to participate along with instructions on how to do so. The district will also have a hotline available for parents who do not receive the call to participate.

In addition to the Telephone Town Hall Meeting, the district also invites parents to offer input via an online feedback form, and responses will be taken into consideration by the Board.

The Board is scheduled to approve the final middle school attendance zone map at the Board Meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 24.

For additional information on McKinney ISD, contact Shane Mauldin, MISD Communications Coordinator, at 469-302-4007 or smauldin@mckinneyisd.net.

 

About McKinney ISD

One of the fastest growing school districts in Texas, the McKinney Independent School District currently enrolls more than 24,750 students in 20 elementary schools, five middle schools, three high schools, four alternative schools and one early childhood education school. The mission of McKinney ISD, the champion for progressive learning throughout the diverse McKinney community, is to inspire and equip all students to explore, develop and express their unique potential as innovators, critical thinkers and collaborators through challenging, engaging and diverse learning experiences in vital partnership with the community. Visit the district's website at mckinneyisd.net.