McKinney ISD bond projects delivered ahead of schedule; additional projects completed

Elementary school projects funded by the 2016 McKinney ISD bond included upgrades to technology.

Elementary school projects funded by the 2016 McKinney ISD bond included upgrades to technology.

McKinney ISD projects approved by voters in the 2016 bond are being completed ahead of schedule.

Work on many projects began in summer 2016, according to the district. Nearly 30 projects are complete, including the McKinney High School Performing Arts Center, and seven projects must still be completed.

Two elementary school refresh projects were promised in the bond; however, after this summer, work at six elementary schools will be complete.

“We have delivered additional refresh work at McKinney High School and McKinney North that were never a part of the bond,” Chief Financial Officer Jason Bird said in the release. “And we have delivered all that in a substantially shorter period of time.”

According to the release, these additional projects were funded because the district used its own project managers and moved up the timeline for several projects.

Funds from the 2016 bond also included roof replacements, security cameras, a new fire alarm system and lock-down buttons, upgrades to baseball and softball fields, fine arts expansions at three schools and a laptop initiative.
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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