Safety and security town hall begins communication between MISD, city and McKinney residents

McKinney ISD Superintendent Rick McDaniel and McKinney Mayor George Fuller held a town hall meeting about safety and security at MISD on April 4.

McKinney ISD Superintendent Rick McDaniel and McKinney Mayor George Fuller held a town hall meeting about safety and security at MISD on April 4.

McKinney ISD Superintendent Rick McDaniel and McKinney Mayor George Fuller held a town hall meeting with the public Wednesday night to discuss concerns and suggestions related to the safety and security of children at MSID.

"We got a lot of what we hoped for," Fuller said, referring to personal observations from those outside the district as well.

Much of the discussion focused on what safety measures the district currently has in place, including the number of new security cameras across the district.





Many parents also asked about the buzzer system, which allows parents and guests access to the schools. Cody Cunningham, chief communications and support services officer at MISD, said fixing the buzzer system is an easy fix because it's a training issue.

"Those changes are coming, and they're coming fast," Cunningham said.

Attendees also said more communication is needed between the district and parents and that open conversations, such as a town hall meeting, need to continue to take place.

McDaniel said all options are on the table but said his biggest takeaway from the meeting is that there are a lot of measures MISD has implemented that the community does not know about. He said the district needs to do a better job at communicating these measures to parents and community members.

Citizens can continue to submit ideas for school safety to safeschools@mckinneytexas.org. Fuller said this email will always be open and active for community feedback.
By 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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