Ask the editor: Will McKinney have an election in May?

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In March, McKinney residents will vote in the primary election to determine the Democratic and Republican parties for governor and county judge among other statewide, county and district seats.

Many nearby cities will also have school district and city council elections in May. However, McKinney voters will not have an election in May because no McKinney ISD board seats or McKinney City Council seats are up for election.

McKinney City Council members and MISD board members serve four-year terms, which results in a local election held every two years.

The next council election will be held in May 2019 with council seats for districts 2 and 4 and an at-large seat up for election as well as MISD board places 4, 5 and 6 up for election.

While no special election is expected this year, the city or school board has the option to call for a special election during an off year for an issue such as a bond election.

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  1. “Many nearby cities will also have school district and city council elections in May. However, McKinney voters will not have an election in May because no McKinney ISD board seats or McKinney City Council seats are up for election.”

    I think your statement above is a little misleading and forgets about a large percentage of the city and would’ve been more accurate with a qualifying statement tied into it. While McKinney residents who are in McKinney ISD boundaries won’t have an election in May, as you pointed in another article last year there are a number of City of McKinney residents who are in other school districts (Frisco, Prosper, Allen, Lovejoy, Melissa, and Celina). In fact, looking at the numbers from that article, a full 1/3 of the students who live within McKinney city limits are actually in a district other than McKinney ISD. Many of those districts are actually having school board elections, so please don’t forget about the 1/3 of the city that isn’t McKinney ISD when making broad statements. Also, maybe the “City & School – News from McKinney and McKinney ISD” section should be expanded to include details about what’s happening in districts other than just McKinney ISD since those details impact those McKinney residents too. Specifically Frisco ISD and Prosper ISD since McKinney residents make up a decent percentage of their overall district attendance (14% of FISD and 25% of PISD) and decent numbers of households in McKinney too.

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Cassidy Ritter
Cassidy graduated from the University of Kansas in 2016 with a degree in Journalism and a double minor in business and global studies. She has worked as a reporter and editor for publications in Kansas, Colorado and Australia. She was hired as senior reporter for Community Impact Newspaper's Plano edition in August 2016. Less than a year later, she took the role of editor for the McKinney edition.
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