McKinney ISD to extend school days by 7 minutes in 2020-21 school year to start summer week early

McKinney ISD will extend its school days by seven minutes during the 2020-21 school year. (Courtesy Fotolia)
McKinney ISD will extend its school days by seven minutes during the 2020-21 school year. (Courtesy Fotolia)

McKinney ISD will extend its school days by seven minutes during the 2020-21 school year. (Courtesy Fotolia)

The McKinney ISD board of trustees unanimously supported a recommendation by district staff to extend the school day by seven minutes next school year during the Nov. 19 meeting.

The extension of seven minutes a day, will allow the 2020-21 school year to end a week earlier than usual, according to the approved calendar.

“By a slight increase in the day, you are able to knock off a week of the school year,” Cunningham said.

The last week of school is arguably not the most productive week anyway, Cunningham said.

This recommendation comes after MISD parents expressed an interest in ending the school year prior to Memorial Day, according to Cody Cunningham, MISD's chief communications and support services officer.


As long as the district meets its minimum requirement of 75,600 institutional minutes each year, it may allocate those hours into however many days it chooses, Cunningham said. McKinney is one of several districts that are starting to extend their school days, he said.

Frisco ISD also voted to extend its school days by 10 minutes during a Nov. 11 board meeting.

“I agree trying to get done by Memorial Day is a good idea,” board member Amy Dankel said during the meeting.

According to the calendar, the last day of school at McKinney ISD will be on May 21, 2021, instead of the first week of June like usual. Memorial Day of 2021 will fall May 31, meaning students will have a full week off of school before the holiday. In addition, graduation will be held on May 24, 2021.

Starting Aug. 13, 2020, campus hours will be the following for each grade level:

Elementary schools: 8:00 a.m.-3:07 p.m.

Middle schools: 8:45 a.m.-3:52 p.m.

High schools: 7:30 a.m.-2:37 p.m.

View the 2020-21 academic calendar here.
SHARE THIS STORY
By Emily Davis

Emily graduated from Sam Houston State University with a degree in multi-platform journalism and a minor in criminal justice in Spring 2018. During her studies, Emily worked as an editor and reporter at The Houstonian, SHSU's local newspaper. Upon graduation, she began an editorial internship at Community Impact Newspaper in DFW, where she was then hired as Community Impact's first McKinney reporter in August 2018.


MOST RECENT

La Madeleine French Bakery & Cafe will be opening a location in McKinney soon. (Courtesy La Madeleine)
La Madeleine French Bakery & Cafe coming to McKinney

A new location of La Madeleine is coming soon to McKinney.

lone star ballroom dance studio mckinney
Ballroom dance studio expands to open a new location in McKinney

A new ballroom dance studio is coming soon to McKinney.

at home with shanel plano mckinney
At Home with Shanel closes Plano location to expand in McKinney

At Home with Shanel will close its Plano location Feb. 29 at 1717 E. Spring Creek Parkway, Ste. 192.

gavel on wood shelf adobe stock image
Lawsuit filed against city of McKinney by council member facing recall election in May

McKinney City Council Member La’Shadion Shemwell is suing the city in an effort to remain in his District 1 seat.

McKinney City Council approved an ordinance placing a recall election for La'Shadion Shemwell on the May 2 general election ballot. (Emily Davis/Community Impact Newspaper)
Voters to decide if McKinney City Council member stays in office

McKinney voters will decide in May whether City Council member La’Shadion Shemwell will remain in his District 1 seat or be recalled.

Orangetheory Fitness will open a new location in McKinney during the spring. (Courtesy Orangetheory Fitness)
Orangetheory Fitness to open new location in McKinney

Orangetheory Fitness will open a new location in McKinney during the spring.

McKinney Nails is now open on University Drive. (Courtesy McKinney Nails)
McKinney Nails now open off University Drive

McKinney Nails opened Dec. 27 at 3805 W. University Drive, Ste. 400, McKinney.

(Courtesy Venue at Lady Butterbug)
New event venue open near downtown McKinney

Venue at Lady Butterbug opened Dec. 1 at 1701 N. Waddill St., McKinney.

Row House expects to open in February on Eldorado Parkway in McKinney. (courtesy Row House)
Row House looks to open McKinney location in February

Row House expects to open in February at 7901 Eldorado Parkway, Ste. 145, McKinney.

A forum takes place for 2018 primary candidates. This year's forum is open to the public and includes races that affect Collin County at the regional, state and national level in the March 3 primary election. (Courtesy League of Women Voters of Collin County)
Collin County primary candidates to meet for forum at Collin College

Candidates for Collin County, Texas and U.S. Representative seats will meet for a forum Jan. 25 at Collin College.

Serendipity Labs will open in McKinney's new Hub 121 mixed-use development. (Photo courtesy Yale Gurney)
Serendipity Labs to open coworking space in McKinney's new Hub 121 development

Serendipity Labs is opening this spring at Hub 121 in McKinney.

Lone Star Pediatrics is now open in McKinney. (Courtesy Lone Star Pediatrics)
New pediatric clinic opens in McKinney

Lone Star Pediatrics opened a new pediatric practice Nov. 21.

Back to top