McKinney ISD OKs roof recoating at 2 elementary schools

McKinney ISD trustees approved roof work at two elementary schools. (Courtesy McKinney ISD)
McKinney ISD trustees approved roof work at two elementary schools. (Courtesy McKinney ISD)

McKinney ISD trustees approved roof work at two elementary schools. (Courtesy McKinney ISD)

Wilmeth and McGowen elementary schools will have their roofs recoated after the McKinney ISD board approved the work at its April 27 meeting.

Wilmeth opened in 2006 and McGowen opened in 2008, according to meeting documents. Originally the district was looking at refreshing these roofs in 2025 and 2026, respectively; however, district staff says this work needs to be done now.


“The roofs of both schools have reached their end of life and we are currently making constant repairs to patch water intrusion issues,” officials said in district documents.

Staff had put the project out to bid, and the best recoating cost was submitted by Progressive Roofing for $691,120. The cost includes painting all the gas pipes on the roofs as well as required performance and payment bonds. The funds for this come from savings on other bond projects, staff stated. The roof work would be guaranteed for 20 years.

The item was approved on the board's consent agenda unanimously without discussion.
By Miranda Jaimes

Editor, Frisco & McKinney

Miranda joined Community Impact Newspaper as an editor in August 2017 with the Grapevine/Colleyville/Southlake edition. In 2019 she transitioned to editor for the McKinney edition. She began covering Frisco as well in 2020. Miranda covers local government, transportation, business and nonprofits in these communities. Prior to CI, Miranda served as managing editor for The Prosper Press, The Anna-Melissa Tribune and The Van Alstyne Leader, and before that reported and did design for The Herald Democrat, a daily newspaper in Grayson County. She graduated with a degree in journalism from Oklahoma Christian University in 2014.