Voters in McKinney ISD will decide on four ballot measures, four board of trustees seats

Polls will be open from 7 a.m.-7 p.m. May 1 for election day. (Community Impact Newspaper staff)
Polls will be open from 7 a.m.-7 p.m. May 1 for election day. (Community Impact Newspaper staff)

Polls will be open from 7 a.m.-7 p.m. May 1 for election day. (Community Impact Newspaper staff)

Voters in McKinney ISD will head to the polls May 1 to weigh in on four propositions that officials have said are necessary for the district's students. There are also four board of trustees seats on the ballot. Polls are open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Proposition A would determine how the district makes its required recapture payments to the state each year. Proposition B asks voters for an increase in the tax rate that, if approved, would result in a decrease in the district's tax rate for debt service. The result would be about a 3-cent decrease to the overall tax rate. Proposition C seeks approval for $245 million in bonds for a new elementary school and expansion and renovation projects around the district. Proposition D calls for $30 million in bonds to purchase a laptop or iPad for every student.

As far as candidates, the McKinney ISD board of trustees Place 1 race has incumbent Maria McKinzie facing challenger Larry Jagours. The Place 2 seat is between incumbent Philip Hassler and Anthony Congine. The Place 3 board of trustees seat is a three-way race among incumbent Kathi Livezey, Erwin Garcia and Chad Green. Four candidates are seeking the Place 7 board seat: Serena Ashcroft, Joy Booth, Harvey Oaxaca and J.B. Franze.

More detailed candidate Q&As are available at Community Impact Newspaper's 2021 Local Voter Guide.

Collin County voters may cast ballots at any vote center in the county on election day. For a list of locations, click here.


For the latest results on this and other races after the polls close, visit communityimpact.com/voter-guide/election-results.

By Valerie Wigglesworth
Valerie has been a journalist for more than 30 years. She is currently managing editor for DFW Metro for Community Impact Newspaper.


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