City Council special meeting and MISD graduation rate: 3 things to know in McKinney this week, June 26-29

McKinney City Council has called a special meeting Monday to discuss an interlocal agreement between the city and McKinney ISD.

McKinney City Council has called a special meeting Monday to discuss an interlocal agreement between the city and McKinney ISD.

From a City Council special meeting to an all-time high graduation rate at McKinney ISD, here’s what you need to know about this week:

City Council meeting

McKinney City Council will hold a special meeting today at 10:30 a.m. amending the Code of Ordinances to increase the residential homestead exemption for an individual who is disabled to match the homestead tax exemption for residents 65 years and older. Council members will vote to increase the residential homestead exemption for disabled persons from $50,000 to $60,000 at today’s meeting.

If approved, the exemption rate goes into effect Oct. 1

The council approved to increase the homestead tax exemption for residents 65 years and older from $50,000 to $60,000 at the City Council meeting on June 20.

The council will also discuss an interlocal agreement between McKinney ISD and the city. The agreement would potentially wave city development fees for MISD in exchange for use of the facilities by the city.

MISD graduation rate hits all-time high

The graduating class of 2016 reached an on-time graduation rate of 98.2 percent, according to a press release from McKinney ISD.

The class of 2015, had an on-time graduation rate of 96.4 percent. The percentage means that of the 1,680 students in the class of 2015, 1,619 graduated in four years or less, according to the release.

“I am very pleased with our graduation rate,” MISD Superintendent Rick McDaniel said in the release. “We won’t be completely satisfied until it’s 100 percent, but 98.2 percent is extremely high.”

Information for the 2017 graduating class will be available next summer, according to the release.

Last Jammin’ in June concert held Thursday

The McKinney Community Band will perform from 7:30-9 p.m. Thursday at Bonnie Wenk Park, 2996 Virginia Parkway, McKinney. This free concert will be the last performance for this year’s Jammin’ in June concert series held by the city. More information can be found on the city’s website.
By Joe Warner
Joe Warner is executive editor of Community Impact Newspaper. He previously served as managing editor for Central Texas and senior editor of the flagship Round Rock, Pflugerville and Hutto newspaper. He came to Central Texas from Metro Detroit, where he was editor and general manager of several daily and weekly publications. He is the former president of the Michigan Press Association and was on the MPA board of directors for nine years.


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