McKINNEY (Jan. 30, 2015) — With the implementation of the One 2 the World instructional initiative now well under way for ninth-graders at McKinney Boyd High School, McKinney High School and McKinney North High School, McKinney ISD is preparing for the next phase in 2015-2016 by hosting seven informational meeting opportunities this spring for the parents of current MISD 8th graders.

Scheduled for full implementation by 2018, the One 2 the World program will provide every high schooler with personal access to a computer by issuing a laptop to each student in much the same way that textbooks have traditionally been distributed – but with vastly greater, and more flexible, educational potential.

Implementation of the program began earlier in January with this year’s 9th graders and will continue with each successive 9th grade class. Current 8th graders will be the next group to receive laptops when they become freshman next year.

Each parent meeting is scheduled from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. and will rotate among the three high school campuses. Because the same information will be presented during each meeting, it is not necessary for parents to attend more than one. Parents and students are welcome at any campus regardless of their home campus, and all meetings will be held in the campus library.

Here are the meeting dates and locations:

(All meetings: 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.)

Monday, Feb. 16 — McKinney North High School

Monday, March 2 — McKinney Boyd High School

Monday, March 16 — McKinney High School

Monday, March 30 — McKinney North High School

Monday, April 13 — McKinney Boyd High School

Monday, April 27 — McKinney High School

Monday, May 11 — McKinney North High School

For more information about One 2 the World, click here.

For additional information on McKinney ISD, contact Shane Mauldin, MISD Communications Coordinator, at 469-302-4007 or


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