McKinney ISD to hold school Friday after Halloween despite 10,000-plus students petitioning for day off

School will still be in session at McKinney ISD on the day following Halloween.

School will still be in session at McKinney ISD on the day following Halloween.

McKinney ISD students are in for a scare, as MISD has declared it will still be holding school on the Friday after Halloween, despite a student petition asking for the day off that has garnered over 10,000 students' signatures.

The Change.com petition racked up nearly 10,200 signatures—almost 40% of MISD enrollment for the 2019-20 school year—as of noon on Wednesday, Oct. 29, and the number continues to increase. However, the district still has not budged.

"We are aware that students in McKinney ISD and surrounding districts have signed a petition requesting districts to cancel school the day after Halloween," said Cody Cunningham, MISD Chief Communications and Support Services Officer, in an email. "McKinney ISD will hold school as regularly scheduled."

One person commented on the petition and said a day off would be best for everyone, including teachers who could spend time with their kids and family.

"If we canceled school every time students wanted a day off, I’m afraid we would not meet the state-required number of instructional days," Cunningham said in the email. "We have exceptional students and teachers in our district, so I have no doubt they will be productive this Friday, even if [they are] a bit tired."
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