McKinney August 2021

MCKINNEY EDITION

VOLUME 7, ISSUE 5 ! AUG. 23 " SEPT. 19, 2021

ONLINE AT

PUBLIC EDUCATION EDITION SNAPSHOT 2021

DR. BUCHANAN ORTHODONTICS

15

26

HYDEOUT CAFE

IMPACTS

27

6

2 0 2 1

P U B L I C E D U C A T I O N E D I T I O N

MISD to combat learning loss, lower tax ratewith funds

BY MIRANDA JAIMES

McKinney ISD has mapped out its plan for spending more than $16 million in federal funding it is receiving to cover pan- demic-related expenses as students fully return to in-person learning this school year. The district is required to spend at least 20%of its Elemen- tary and Secondary School Emergency Relief Funds to address learning loss among students. The district will do this is by maintaining its full sta ! ng and smaller class sizes, despite the decline in student enrollment through the pandemic, said CONTINUED ON 22

AROUND THE PARK

Cottonwood Park now includes two pavilions, a shaded basketball court, play equipment, a splash feature, additional parking, food truck outlets, pedestrian walkways around the park, and additional landscaping and lighting.

MCMAKIN ST.

THE DISTRICT’S SHARE

COTTONWOOD PARK

5

McKinney ISD is receiving funds from the Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) Fund. The federal dollars were distributed to districts to ensure

N

INDUSTRIAL BLVD.

no loss of funding due to enrollment declines. $16.5 million

COURTESY CITY OF MCKINNEY

*20% OF ESSER FUNDS REQUIRED TO BE SPENT ON LEARNING LOSS

A LOWER TAXRATE Voters passed a measure in May allowing the district to lower the tax rate by about $0.03. With the ESSER funding, the district can lower the rate further than originally planned—by at least $0.09.

McKinney Parks Foundation President Rich Szecsy said he spends over 200 hours a year traversing and helping maintain the 9.5 miles of off-road biking trails at Erwin Park. A 19-year resident of the city, Szecsy said he considers the investment McKinney lead- ers pour into the park system uncommon. Over the past 18 months, Parks and Rec- reation Director Michael Kowski said his department spent more than $20 million in renovations to east side facilities, including Cottonwood Park, Old Settler’s Recreation Center and the McKinney Senior Recreation Center. CONTINUED ON 24 City looks east with upgrades to parks BY MATT PAYNE

2020-21 tax rate Projected 2021-22 tax rate after election New 2021-22 proposed tax rate

$1.4747 $1.4430

$1.3847

A $0.09 reduction would result in the average home in McKinney ISD saving $340 annually

SOURCE: MCKINNEY ISD ! COMMUNITY IMPACT NEWSPAPER

SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL J

DONATE TODAY! COMMUNITYIMPACT.COM ! CIPATRON OURNALISTS

COMMUNITY IMPACT PATRON PROGRAM

Want to learn more? Scan the QR code.

ADVERTISEMENT PAID FOR BY THE CITY OF MCKINNEY

LOUISIANA BLOCK PARTY FRIDAY, SEPT. 10 • 6-10 PM HISTORIC DOWNTOWN MCKINNEY

Construction is complete and Downtown McKinney is open for business! Celebrate the re-opening of East Louisiana Street and enjoy live music, food, games and a DJ.

COURTESY OF COCKTAIL CREAMERY (while supplies last) Non-alcoholic, dairy-free or sugar-free ice cream available upon request.

LIVE MUSIC FEATURING THE 3 AMIGOS

*Coupon valid on 9/10/2021. Coupon is valid for one-time use only and must be surrendered at time of purchase. Redeemable for one single scoop of ice cream at Cocktail Creamery only. Limit one coupon per household. This coupon has no value and is not valid towards previous purchases. Void if copied, altered, transferred, purchased, sold or prohibited by law. Other restrictions may apply.

2

COMMUNITY IMPACT NEWSPAPER • COMMUNITYIMPACT.COM

ADVERTISEMENT PAID FOR BY THE CITY OF MCKINNEY FUN IS BREWING!

Check out our online activity guides!

McKinneyParks.org/ParksGuides Apex Centre & Parks & Recreation Activity Guides Now Available! Fun family events • Swim lessons • Classes for all ages Senior programs • Special Events Remember to BUY McKINNEY when shopping and dining! !"#$%&'(&)#*#+ ,##"&'(&)#*#+

Here are some of the local events and projects your sales tax dollars help support.

-./01&23.451&*67&/78&91:4;</5=&!104+&>? 26:;@&;7&2A4;A7&2@,;7713&"B;5B/.CA7;@&D.@B1:4./=&!104+&? %;/&%1&EA:&261.4A:&-151F./4;A7=&D@4+&GH 9;7@B&"/.I&*17A</4;A7 !"##$%&'()*+*%',)-)./"0*!',

DOWNTOWN MCKINNEY mCkinneyoktoberfest.com

McKINNEY COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION

mck i nneycdc . org

3

MCKINNEY EDITION • AUGUST 2021

4

COMMUNITY IMPACT NEWSPAPER • COMMUNITYIMPACT.COM

THIS ISSUE

ABOUT US

Owners John and Jennifer Garrett launched the ! rst edition of Community Impact Newspaper in 2005 with three full-time employees covering Round Rock and P " ugerville, Texas. We have expanded our operations to include hundreds of employees, our own printing operation and over 30 hyperlocal editions across three states. Our circulation is over 2 million residential mailboxes, and it grows each month with new residents and developments.

HIGHLIGHTS FROMTHISMONTH

FROMVICKI: Reporter Brooklynn Cooper joins editor Miranda Jaimes and reporter Matt Payne as the newest member of our team. Originally from North Carolina, Brooklynn moved to Texas last year and most recently reported for The Dallas Morning News . She will be covering education, business and much more in the McKinney community. Feel free to say hello and share story ideas by emailing bcooper@communityimpact.com Vicki Chen, GENERALMANAGER

Community Impact Newspaper teams include general managers, editors, reporters, graphic designers, sales account executives and sales support, all immersed and invested in the communities they serve. Our mission is to build communities of informed citizens and thriving businesses through the collaboration of a passionate team. Our core values are Faith, Passion, Quality, Innovation and Integrity. Our purpose is to be a light for our readers, customers, partners and each other.

FROMMIRANDA: In this issue, my team and I have worked hard to gather speci ! c data about McKinney ISD. This includes school demographics, state funding and the latest school projects. This is one of my favorite editions we publish, and I hope you enjoy the information you ! nd inside and that it’s useful for you. Miranda Jaimes, EDITOR

WHATWE COVER

Sign up for our daily newsletter to receive the latest headlines direct to your inbox. communityimpact.com/ newsletter DAILY INBOX Visit our website for free access to the latest news, photos and infographics about your community and nearby cities. communityimpact.com LIVE UPDATES

MARKET TEAM GENERAL MANAGER Vicki Chen EDITOR Miranda Jaimes REPORTERS Brooklynn Cooper, Matt Payne GRAPHIC DESIGNER Chelsea Peters ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE Miranda Barhydt METRO LEADERSHIP PUBLISHER Christal Howard MANAGING EDITOR Valerie Wigglesworth ART PRODUCTIONMANAGER Breanna Flores CORPORATE LEADERSHIP GROUP PUBLISHER Traci Rodriguez EXECUTIVE EDITOR Joe Warner CREATIVE DIRECTOR Derek Sullivan SALES &MARKETING DIRECTOR Tess Coverman CONTACT US

BUSINESS &DINING Local business development news that a # ects you

TRANSPORTATION &DEVELOPMENT Regular updates on area projects to keep you in the know

SCHOOL, CITY & COUNTY We attend area meetings to keep you informed

HOWWE'RE FUNDED

Join your neighbors today by giving any amount to the CI Patron program. Funds support our PATRON PROGRAM

ADVERTISING

Our local teams customize advertising

campaigns for all business sizes and industries wanting to reach their customer base and accomplish their goals. A third-party Readex survey proved 78% of paper recipients read three of the last four editions, and from what they read, 83% "took action" of some kind. We ask our readers to thank our advertisers by shopping locally.

7460 Warren Parkway, Ste. 160 Frisco, TX 75034 • 214 ! 618 ! 9001 PRESS RELEASES mcknews@communityimpact.com SUBSCRIPTIONS communityimpact.com/subscriptions

$20 average donation choose to give monthly 35% edition newsletter called The InCIder and occasionally reach out with other opportunities to directly engage. hyperlocal, unbiased journalism and help build informed communities. As a thank you, we'll include you in a special Saturday

communityimpact.com

facebook.com/impactnewsmck

© 2021 Community Impact Newspaper Co. All rights reserved. No reproduction of any portion of this issue is allowed without written permission from the publisher.

@impactnews_mck

Proudly printed by

COMMUNITYIMPACT.COM " ADVERTISING

COMMUNITYIMPACT.COM " CIPATRON

5

MCKINNEY EDITION • AUGUST 2021

IMPACTS

Businesses that have recently opened or are coming soon, or expanding

1

75

5

11

380

10

4

6

WALKER ST.

8

LAMAR ST.

W. VIRGINIA ST.

Habitat Plants + Co ! ee

LOGAN ST.

LOGAN ST.

LOGAN ST.

COURTESY HABITAT PLANTS + COFFEE

AVOID KNEE SURGERY 'LIƓ FXOW\ZDONLQJ" 'LIƓ FXOW\QDYLJDWLQJVWDLUV" 'LIƓ FXOW\NQHHOLQJGRZQ" 'LIƓ FXOW\SLFNLQJXSWKHJUDQGNLGV" pain medications. 469-625-2676. www.resultspt.com/mckinney-texas COMING SOON 10 Two SenoritasMexican Restaurant and Cantina will open in late August or early September at 1222 N. Central Expressway, McKinney. The restaurant will take the space formerly occupied by Texana Grill, and El Corazon Tex Mex Restaurant before that. Menu items will include a shrimp cocktail, nachos, taco salads, fajitas, enchiladas, tamales, and desserts such as cinnamon nachos and sopapillas. American dishes such as baby back ribs and chicken- fried steak will also be available. www.twosenoritasrestaurant.com 11 A relatively new dining concept called P.F. Chang’s To Go is opening in McKinney. items such as CBD edibles, vapes, hemp oil and CBD for pets for the purpose of recuperating health. 214-592-8194. www.cbdemporium.com/pages/ mckinney-tx-cbd-store 8 A family-owned snow cone food trail- er called Summer Ice Snowcones opened July 1 at 1600 W. Virginia St. in McKinney. The business carries traditional $ avors as well as handmade organic $ avors made with fruit and spring water that are free of arti # cial $ avors and colors. www.facebook.com/summericemckinney 9 Results Physiotherapy opened June 1 at 7551 W. Eldorado Parkway, Ste. 300, McKinney. The business o ! ers a team of physical therapists to help clients relieve pain and restore mobil- ity. Results Physiotherapy specializes in manual physical therapy treatments, which give patients the option to recov- er without the use of invasive surgery or E . V I R GI N I A S T . E . L O U I S I A N A S 5 5

HUNT ST.

7

E LD O RA DO P KWY.

2

9

HERNDON ST.

1

MCKINNEY RANCH PKWY.

12

5

W. VIRGINIA ST.

STACY RD.

13

14

SRT TOLL

W. LOUISIANA ST.

3

CLOYD ST.

TM; © 2021 COMMUNITY IMPACT NEWSPAPER CO. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. MAP NOT TO SCALE N

NOWOPEN 1 Habitat Plants + Co ! ee opened July 3 at 214 N. Kentucky St., Ste. A, in downtown McKinney. The shop carries houseplants as well as a variety of indoor foliage. The shop also sells pots and small plant accessories. The shop is work- ing to sell co ! ee in addition to plants, which the owner expects to have ready by the end of August. A new website is also coming soon. www.facebook.com/habitat.plants 2 Taco Ocho o " cially opened its fourth location in late July in McKinney. The restaurant serves starters such as queso, chips and jalapeno salsa, with entrees such as salads, tacos, tostadas, quesa- dillas, nachos and tortas. Taco Ocho also serves breakfast tacos and weekend brunch. The McKinney location’s address is 3041 S. Custer Road, Ste. 800. 469-631-0086. www.tacoocho.com

town McKinney. The Korean-inspired restaurant serves soy-garlic fried chicken alongside pork belly strips, salads, kimchi fries, quesadillas and more. The brand also has a Flower Mound location and # ve locations in New York. 972-372-0685. www.madforchicken.com 6 Dreamy Desserts opened in early July at 1109 N. Tennessee St., Ste. 200, McKinney. The store sells treats, such as strawberries with cream, snow cones with ice cream and candy, crepes, milk- shakes, $ an, fruit cups, ice cream and tres leches cake. In addition to sweets, the shop sells Mexican antojitos, or small snacks and appetizers, such as elote and spicy smoothies. www.instagram.com/ dreamyy.dessertss 7 CBD Emporium opened in July at 4200 W. Eldorado Parkway, McKinney, in the former location of the Family Video store. The store is a medical, health and wellness branded CBD shop that sells DAVIS ST.

3 Grady Ln Boutique opened June 26 at 111 S. Chestnut St., McKinney. The shop specializes in Western bohemian-style clothing and o ! ers sizes XS to 3X. The small business provides hats, sweaters, bottoms, tops, jewelry, shoes and dresses as well as clothing for toddlers. www.gradyln.com 4 Connections Wellness Group opened its new o " ce June 14 at 7290 Virginia Parkway, Ste. 3100, McKinney. It replac- es Vertava Health of McKinney, which opened at that location earlier this year. The McKinney o " ce works with adoles- cents ages 13-18. It o ! ers individual coun- seling as well as group therapy for mental health, trauma and other needs. Virtual sessions are also available. The main o " ce is in Denton. Other o " ces are coming soon to Arlington, Flower Mound, Frisco, Plano, Prosper and Southlake. 469-617-6166. https://connectionswellnessgroup.com 5 Mad for Chicken opened July 23 at 216 W. Virginia St., Ste. 102, in down-

WE HAVE A VERY UNIQUE PROGRAM THAT WORKS

FROZEN SHOULDER?

$79 NEW PATIENT EXAM & X-RAYS

&DQōWUHDFKDERYH\RXUKHDG" &DQōWZDVK\RXUKDLU" /LPLWHGUDQJHRIPRWLRQ" 7URXEOHVOHHSLQJ" 'LIƓ FXOW\JHWWLQJGUHVVHG"

2709 VIRGINIA PKWY. MCKINNEY 75071 | FREEDOMHEALTHCENTERS.COM |

FREEDOMHEALTHCENTERS | (972) 542-3300

6

COMMUNITY IMPACT NEWSPAPER • COMMUNITYIMPACT.COM

COMPILED BY MIRANDA JAIMES

YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD HANGOUT

LOCALLY " OWNED & OPERATED

BRING " THIS " AD " IN " FOR " A FREE APPETIZER

Yaba Java Cafe will open inMcKinney on Lake Forest Drive. (Courtesy Yaba Java Cafe)

ONLY " ONE " COUPON " PER " CUSTOMER WITH " THE " PURCHASE " OF # ENTREES

FEATURED IMPACT COMING SOON Yaba Java Cafe is projected to open in early September at 3935 S. Lake Forest Drive, Ste. 125, McKinney. The cafe will o ! er a full range of co ! ee and espresso beverages, including cappuccinos, lattes, hot and cold co ! ees, juices, and made-in-house Italian cream sodas. In addition, the business will serve pastries and sweets from Bidi, an Italian company based out of New Jersey, as well as other pastries. Food items will include quiches, breakfast sandwiches, pizza and paninis, and specialty dishes such as lamb racks,

MCKINNEY RANCH PKWY.

N

301 N. Custer Rd. #180 McKinney, Texas 214-592-8841 | ! .com/McKinneyUncorkd UNCORKDBARANDGRILL.COM ORDER " ONLINE " FOR " TAKE " OUT " AT

salmon, kebabs and " atbread. The cafe will also have bookshelves and benches in addition to tables and chairs. A website and business phone number are coming soon.

BEDFORD

VIRGINIA ! PKWY.

6

13

Dreamy Desserts

Bresnan Bread and Pastry

COURTESY DREAMY DESSERTS

COURTESY BRESNAN BREAD AND PASTRY

The restaurant is slated to open in late Au- gust or early September at 1801 N. Hardin Blvd., Ste. 100, McKinney, a spokesperson for the restaurant said. The restaurant will operate with a smaller footprint than a traditional P.F. Chang’s full-scale restaurant with a menu that features well-known items, such as lettuce wraps, Mongolian beef and Chang’s Spicy Chicken, according to a P.F. Chang’s news release. Customers will be able to order online for takeout, catering and delivery. www.pfchangs.com/ pf-changs-to-go 12 Miruku Creamery + Cafe will open by September at 207 N. Kentucky St., McKinney. The soft-serve ice cream shop will o ! er a variety of $ avors, including chocolate, milk, matcha and fruit options. www.instagram.com/miruku.creamery 13 Bresnan Bread and Pastry is ex- pected to open in mid-September at 301B E. Louisiana St., McKinney. The bakery will o ! er grab-and-go goods, from sourdough breads and laminated pastries to cookies and pies. The bakery will also

have a co ! ee program that will include Noble Coyote Co ! ee Roasters. www.bresnanbreadandpastry.com EXPANSIONS 14 Fair and Square Imports launched a new themed area in late May to cater especially to children. The business’s new Kid’s Room serves as a space for children to get more acquainted with the world around them through fair-trade toys, many of which are culturally signi # cant, a Fair and Square news release stated. Children are able to play dress-up with felt masks and sari capes made in Mexico and India, put on a show in the puppet theater with # nger puppets and instruments from Peru, or peruse some of the many books on subjects from nature to life in other countries, the release stated. Fair and Square Imports is a fair-trade store that o ! ers handmade items frommore than 30 di ! erent countries. It is located at 219 E. Louisiana St., McKinney. 469-343-4421. www.fairandsquareimports.com

7

MCKINNEY EDITION • AUGUST 2021

TO ! DO LIST

August & September events

COMPILED BY MATT PAYNE

AUGUST 26 BROWSE HANDMADE GUITARS Peruse unique guitars handmade by well-known creators in the Boutique Guitar Showcase at The Guitar Sanctuary. Attendees will be able to purchase guitars at the event. Several dozen instrument makers will attend the event. 6-9 p.m. Free (admission). 972-540-6420. 6633 Virginia Parkway. https://tinyurl.com/sz89756t 31 LEARN ABOUT TREES Learn tips on tree selection, watering and pruning practices at Trees for Texas. Organizers with the city of McKinney will also discuss common insect issues and diseases at John and Judy Gay Public Library. 6:30-8 p.m. Free (admisson). 972-547-7323. 6861 W. Eldorado Parkway. https://rootedin.com/ event/trees-for-texas-2 SEPTEMBER 04 ENJOY CARS AND COFFEE Admire all kinds of vehicles while sipping on joe in this month’s Cars & Co " ee event at Duino Co " ee. Car enthusiasts and co " ee lovers alike are encouraged to come and spectate, and no

sign-up is necessary. All kinds of cars are welcome in the car show. 8-11 a.m. Free (admission). 469-424-0050. 7650 Stacy Road. https://tinyurl.com/2z75dwz2 12 DINE ONOKRA Enjoy food and music from 12 local chefs and three musicians in the 12th iteration of Okrapalooza at The Cotton Mill. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. $85. 610 Elm St. https://tinyurl.com/2pt687zj 14 TOUR THE CITY Tour through blocks of the city with historic roots alongside McKinney Historic Preservation O # cer Guy Giersch. Snacks and water are provided, and comfortable shoes are encouraged. Meet at the McKinney Convention & Visitors Bureau. 9:30-10:30 a.m. Free. 214-544-1407. 200 W. Virginia St. www.visitmckinney.com 18 TRUDGE THROUGHMUD Test willpower in Mud Factor McKinney 2021. This 5K obstacle run at Myers Park has mud pits, obstacles and water slides. Courses for kids will also be available. Participants will need to bring a photo ID and a signed waiver. 10 a.m.- 1:15 p.m. $45 (registration for participants), $10 (spectators), $20 (parking), $5 (bag check). 7117 CR 116. https://mudfactor.com/ mckinney

SEPT. 18

HIKE THROUGH THE NIGHT Heard Natural Science Museum&Wildlife Sanctuary

Take in nighttime sights as trail guides lead attendees through paths within the Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary. Night hikers will be encouraged to sharpen their senses in order to spot signs of animal life, according to the museum. In addition, attendees will learn more about inhabiting species at the Heard Museum. 6 p.m. $12 (members), $14 (nonmembers). 972-562-5566. 1 Nature Place. www.heardmuseum.org (Courtesy Heard Museum)

Find more or submit McKinney events at communityimpact.com/event-calendar. Event organizers can submit local events online to be considered for the print edition. Submitting details for consideration does not guarantee publication.

NON PROFIT SPOTLIGHT BROUGHT TO YOU BY DEB BROWN GROUP

Smiles Charity strives to bring the entire community together to support disabled veterans. Their annual McKinney community concert and family festival help in raising awareness and donations that go 100% towards building a mortgage free home for a disabled veteran each year.

WWW.SMILESCHARITY.COM Visit them online to learn about ways to get involved or make donations. North Texas Giving Day is Sept 23.

MCKINNEY REALTOR SERVING THE COMMUNITY FOR OVER 15 YEARS

214.478.7543 Debra.Brown@Compass.com DebBrownGroup.com

8

COMMUNITY IMPACT NEWSPAPER • COMMUNITYIMPACT.COM

TRANSPORTATIONUPDATES

BLOOMDALE RD.

3B

AUBURN HILLS PKWY.

U N I V E R S I T Y D R .

380

3C

1A

3A

1B

WHITE AVE.

2A

best Work with the All the cool kids are doing it! in the business

LAMAR ST.

VIRGINIA PKWY.

2D

BERKSHIRE RD.

3E

75

2C

ELDORADO PKWY.

5

2B

MCKINNEY RANCH PKWY.

SILVERADO TRAIL

3F

STACY

HENNEMAN WAY

SRT TOLL

3D

MAP NOT TO SCALE N

of August; and D Virginia Parkway and Stonebridge Drive, with construction to begin in September and continue through the end of November. During construction of the remaining work, intermittent lane closures will be re- quired for work to be completed. These improvements, once completed, will al- low additional vehicles to " ow through these major intersections during peak tra ! c hours, reducing travel delays. Timeline: December 2020-November 2021 Cost: $2 million Funding source: city of McKinney 3 Tra ! c signal construction Six new tra ! c signal projects will be completed over the next year. Con- struction began in early May for the signal at A Auburn Hills Parkway and US 380. The light was operational in early July. Construction is expected to begin this fall for the signal at B Lake Forest Drive and Bloomdale Road with a turn-on date in December. Construc- tion will begin this fall for the light at the C C&D Land # ll at US 380 with completion in early 2022. Other signals at D Alma Road and Henneman Way, E Ridge Road and Berkshire Road, and F McKinney Ranch Parkway and Silverado Trail will begin construction next spring with a tentative completion date of next summer. Timeline: July 2021-summer 2022 Cost: TBA Funding source: city of McKinney

COMPILED BY MIRANDA JAIMES ONGOING PROJECTS 1 White Avenue and North Tennessee Street improvements Ongoing water and wastewater main improvements along White Avenue from A Waddill Street to North Tennes- see Street, and B North Tennessee Street from Lamar Street to US 380 are expected to be completed by the end of August. Major pavement repairs on both streets will follow immediately after, McKinney Capital Improvements Manager Nick Ataie said. Through the remainder of construction, pavement repairs on both streets will require intermittent lane closures and may include temporary detours. Weather permitting, o ! cials estimate construc- tion along North Tennessee Street will be complete this summer, and work along White Avenue will be completed by early fall. Timeline: December 2020-fall 2021 Cost: $5 million Funding source: city of McKinney 2 Arterial intersection improvements The city is adding additional turn-lanes at four major intersections throughout McKinney. These include A Hardin Boulevard and White Avenue, which crews have completed; B McKinney Ranch Parkway and Lake Forest Drive, which crews have completed; C Alma Road and Eldorado Parkway, with construction underway through the end

CALL TO SCHEDULE A FREE CONSULTATION AND HEAR ABOUT OUR BACK TO SCHOOL SPECIAL!

6595 Virginia Parkway, Suite 100, McKinney TX 75071 (In Adriatica) McKinneyBraces.com | (972) 542-4412

ALL INFORMATION ON THIS PAGE WAS UPDATED AS OF 8 $ 1 $ 21. NEWS OR QUESTIONS ABOUT THESE OR OTHER LOCAL TRANSPORTATION PROJECTS? EMAIL US AT MCKNEWS % COMMUNITYIMPACT.COM.

9

MCKINNEY EDITION • AUGUST 2021

www.bebalancedcenters.com

BeBalanced Hormone Weight Loss Centers appreciates all that teachers do for the community. As a thank you, we’re offering all McKinney, Prosper, Frisco and Plano ISD employees $200 off of the Becoming Balanced Main Package!

Noel Koenke, Natural Hormone Balancing Specialist BeBalanced Hormone Weight Loss Centers

The Kids Are Back to School Let’s Get You Back to Feeling Your BEST!

shed 15 to 22 pounds quickly and naturally, and provides the tools and knowledge to maintain this new healthy lifestyle moving forward.

With the return of travel, social gatherings and calendars full of activities, this summer has ! own by at lightning speed. The laid-back summer season provides a necessary break from the day-to-day grind, but maybe your personal health and wellness goals also took a vacation and you are ready to get back on track. With the kids heading back to school, now is the perfect time of year to refocus your efforts on self-care. If you’re struggling to lose weight or feel fatigued and stressed from sleepless nights with hot ! ashes and night sweats, your hormones may be to blame. Hormones support many of the body’s vital functions, including the ability to maintain muscle, lose fat, sleep well, and manage stress and hunger. When a hormonal imbalance occurs, the road to losing weight and feeling your best gets longer and harder. Let BeBalanced make it easier for you! BeBalanced Hormone Weight Loss Centers offers a non-medical, holistic approach to helping women lead their best lives through natural solutions to stubborn weight, PMS and menopausal symptoms. Our 14-week program has helped thousands of women

If you’re doing all the ‘right’ things and still not seeing results, I know what you’re going through. I had tried everything to lose weight and my PMS symptoms were severely impacting my life. With BeBalanced, I lost nearly 20 pounds* and got back to feeling like myself again. BeBalanced’s proprietary, all-natural hormone balancing supplements, whole-foods hormone balancing diet and soundwave- relaxation therapy not only rebalance the sex hormones, but also lower cortisol and stabilize blood sugar and insulin. Throughout the program, you also receive hands-on compassionate coaching from a Natural Hormone Balancing Specialist to ensure that you’re fully supported on the journey to a healthy mind, body and spirit. If you’re ready to correct the damage hormone imbalance is wreaking on your health and well-being, visit www.bebalancedcenters.com to schedule your free in-person or virtual consultation.

*Actual client. Results may vary.

Thursday, August 12th BeBalanced in Plano: 7130 Preston Road, Suite 200, Plano, TX 75024 Thursday, August 19th BeBalanced in McKinney: 3610 West University Drive, Suite 150, McKinney, TX 75071 Thursday, August 26th BeBalanced in Frisco: 3290 Main Street, Suite 204, Frisco, TX 75034

To meet the BeBalanced team and learn more about our program and facilities, join us for one of our grand opening celebrations this month! All events will feature a Chamber of Commerce ribbon Cutting ceremony at 4:30 p.m. with open house, happy hour refreshments and giveaway opportunities from 5 - 6 p.m.

Schedule a complimentary consultation!

PAID ADVERTISEMENT

10

COMMUNITY IMPACT NEWSPAPER • COMMUNITYIMPACT.COM

MCKINNEY

N

DEVELOPMENT

O ! cials have broken ground on the new Speese Campus. (Miranda Jaimes/Community Impact Newspaper)

Children’s Advocacy Centermakes progress on new facility

Children’s Advocacy Center of Collin County 2205 Los Rios Blvd., Plano 972-633-6600 www.caccollincounty.com

BY MIRANDA JAIMES

Advocacy Center of Collin County, during the ceremony. Studies project that by 2050 Collin County’s population is expected to surpass more than 3.8 million residents. And by 2023 the center will have outgrown its current facility in Plano, CACCC board President Liz Sweeney said. Funding for the project comes from a campaign that raised $11 million, per a winter news release. The campus is scheduled to open next summer.

marketing director for the Children’s Advocacy Center of Collin County. A groundbreaking ceremony was held June 22 to kick o ! construction for the 40,000-square-foot facility. It is projected that the number of children in the county will triple over the next 25 years, o " cials said. “This new facility means that no abused child who needs services will ever be turned away, nomatter how large Collin County grows,” said Lynne McLean, CEO of the Children’s

The Children’s Advocacy Center of Collin County has kicked o ! construc- tion that will provide another full-ser- vice facility to better serve children in the county, o " cials said. The Speese Campus will be located at Heritage Drive and Harroun Avenue inMcKinney. Construction for the new building is running on schedule, and crews are conditioning the soil for the foundation of the building, said Jamie Ginden, community relations and

PARK BLVD.

PLANO

4TH ST.

N

Thank You McKinney! 1 0 Y E A R S O F D I S A S T E R R E S P O N S E !

Do you want a more comfortable home? Koala Insulation has solutions!

ou want a more comfortable home? a Insulation has the solutions!

After 10 Years, 23 deployments, and countless homeowners served, Minuteman Disaster Response is still dedicated to serving those who are in need following natural disasters.

lainsulation.com/north-texas sulation + Ventilation Special 69-638-9544 469-638-9544 eive an additional 26% Federal Tax Credit mer Special - 25% o ! Blown-In Insulation and Ventilation koalainsulation.com/north-texas

Insulation + Ventilation = Huge energy savings! Most attics are 140-160 degrees Cooler attics = More comfortable homes and lower energy bills Summer special - Ventilation plus Insulation special 25% off through September 15th, 2021

Free Attic Stair Insulator to the " rst 20 clients!

expires 8/31/2021

SCAN TO DONATE &

LEARN MORE!

(214) 585-2411 MINUTEMANRESPONSE.ORG/NTGD1

11

MCKINNEY EDITION • AUGUST 2021

Experience the credit union advantage.

it’s about the people and the relationships. -TQQ^-FY ܪ JQI Employee since 2013 “

At RBFCU, it’s not about the transactions,

NEW PATIENT CHILDREN & TEENS Start comprehensive orthodontic treatment this month and receive a Nike backpack! 6633 W ELDORADO PKWY #100 MCKINNEY, TX 75070 (972) 547-6580 | PEBBLEPATHDDS.COM

Join today – rbfcu.org

Federally insured by NCUA Membership eligibility required. RN941380

Are you caring for a loved one with memory loss? We can help you better communicate and connect with your loved one, creating a better experience for you both. MINI DEMENTIA WORKSHOP Validation: The Language of Dementia Thursday, September 2 | 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. Lunch will be served.

A MERIDIAN SENIOR L IVING COMMUNI T Y

A FREE WORKSHOP LEARN THE LANGUAGE OF DEMENTIA

RSVP Today! Call 972.316.9095 to learn more.

6421 McKinney Ranch Parkway McKinney, TX 75070 www.hiddenspringsmckinney.com

INDEPENDENT LIVING | ASSISTED LIVING AND NOW MEMORY CARE

@HiddenSpringsMC

Developed by Madison Marquette

License #307951 Facility #110376

12

COMMUNITY IMPACT NEWSPAPER • COMMUNITYIMPACT.COM

CITY& COUNTY

News fromMcKinney & Collin County

HIGHLIGHTS COLLINCOUNTY County Health Care Services announced on July 27 the creation of mobile vaccination teams. Residents can request appointments for the free shots. The teams will focus on reaching homebound individuals, long-term care facilities, businesses requesting vaccination for employees and other organizations, according to a news release. The mobile teams will also be available to attend events. County o " cials said in the release that these teams were able to be developed thanks to recently acquired grant money. To schedule an appointment, email covid19vaccine@co.collin.tx.us or call 214-491-4821. MCKINNEY About 1 acre on the city’s east side has been given the green light to rezone for a new parking lot. The area for the parking lot is located at 511 Green St. and 701 Anthony St., documents stated. McKinney City Council considered and approved a request to rezone the land from residential zoning to a government complex district to allow for the new lot at its Aug. 17 meeting. The parking lot would provide public parking on the east side for the new walkable district the city is developing, which includes the new Tupps Brewery site and community municipal complex, o " cials said.

McKinney plans to lower tax rate

MCKINNEY PROPERTY TAXES The 2021-22 ! scal year marks the sixth consecutive year for McKinney to decrease its property tax rate.

BY MIRANDA JAIMES

Siteplanapproved for TuppsBrewery relocation,expansion MCKINNEY Planning and zoning commissioners approved the site plan for the expansion and reloca- tion of Tupps Brewery on July 27. The site plan for the new brewery facility and public open space includes a 21,500-square-foot new brewery building, a renovation of the existing 7,200-square-foot granary building with a 6,200-square-foot addition for a new taproom and restaurant, andmodifying the exist- ing building to become a barrel-aging facility and covered patio. The outdoor space will have a stage, a beer garden with a water feature, covered patios andmore. million total budget for the upcoming " scal year, which includes $171 million in the city’s general fund, Holloway said at the Aug. 17 meeting. “This budget combines the e # orts and input from citizens, City Council and city sta # to plan for the future while maintaining a high level of service our businesses and residents expect,” City Manager Paul Grimes said in the news release. “McKinney is continuing its strong growth trajec- tory, even as we continue to wrestle with the challenges of the global pandemic.” The city manager’s recommended budget was discussed during the Aug. BY MIRANDA JAIMES

Proposed tax rate

MCKINNEY The city has plans to lower the property tax rate for the sixth year in a row. On Aug. 3 council members set a maximum possible tax rate of $0.5025 per $100 valuation, which McKinney Chief Financial O ! cer Mark Holloway noted is lower than the city’s " scal year 2020-21 tax rate of $0.5086. On Aug. 16, the city manager’s recommended tax rate was set for $0.4977 per $100 of assessed value, per a city news release. This proposed rate comes in more than $0.01 lower than the current rate. The city is also proposing a $618

$0 $0.2 $0.4 $0.6

SOURCE: CITY OF MCKINNEY # COMMUNITY IMPACT NEWSPAPER

13 budget work session, and a public hearing on the budget was held Aug. 17. On Sept. 7 the city will hold its second public hearing on the budget and a public hearing on the new city property tax rate, and adopt both.

County: New infection is not a public threat

BY MATT PAYNE

COLLINCOUNTY A drug-resistant yeast infection new to the U.S. has reportedly killed four in Collin County, but county o ! cials said the general public is not at risk. Candida auris causes invasive infec- tions and can be transmitted in health care settings, a news release fromCollin County Health Care Services said. Recently, two Collin County area health care facilities saw cases of drug-resistant variants of candida auris, which the release said resulted in four deaths. However, CCHCS o ! cials pointed to information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and gave no indication that generally healthy individuals should fear infection.

LOUISIANA ST.

GREEN ST.

5

Tupps Brewery is expanding. (Rendering courtesy city of McKinney)

N

Collin County Commissioners Court Meets Aug. 23, Sept. 13, and Sept. 20 at 1:30 p.m. www.collincountytx.gov MEETINGSWE COVER

E. VIRGINIA ST.

LOUISIANA ST.

McKinney City Council Meets Sept. 7 at 6 p.m. www.mckinneytexas.org

5

N

13

MCKINNEY EDITION • AUGUST 2021

C E L E B R A T I N G O V E R 3 0 Y E A R S I N T E X A S

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 25 START/FINISH AT MCKINNEY BOYD HIGH SCHOOL, 600 N. LAKE FOREST DR. WE’RE BACK & THE COUNTDOWN BEGINS FOR 2021 TOP SCHOOL BRAGGING RIGHTS!

8:00 AM - 1-MILE FUN RUN 8:45 AM - USATF 10K & 5K

AUBURN HILLS • CAMBRIDGE CROSSING

MUSTANG LAKES • STAR TRAIL

TRINITY FALLS • UNION PARK

98% Customer Recommended Nationally Recognized Energy Program Flexible Floor Plans 10 Year Structural Warranty

FREE-FAMILY FESTIVAL FEATURES *iÌ̈˜}<œœ]˜y>Ì>Li"LÃÌ>Vi œÕÀÃi]*…œÌœ œœÌ…]>Vi*>ˆ˜Ìˆ˜}]/œ˜Ãœv*ÀˆâiÃE œ˜ÌiÃÌà iÃÌ ˆVŽi˜-œ˜} >˜ViÀÃ] iÃÌ*ˆ} œÃÌՓi]

iÃÌ,՘˜iÀ œÃÌՓi® RUNNER SWAG

/‡Ã…ˆÀÌ] L>ÀÃ]vÀՈÌ]܈̅LˆLÃÀi`ii“>LivœÀ vÀiivœœ`É`Àˆ˜ŽVœÕ«œ˜Ã>ÌVˆ˜˜iÞ"ŽÌœLiÀviÃÌ ‡̅iÃ>“iÜiiŽi˜`t CMT SCHOOLRUNGRANT PROGRAMAWARDED $9,500 IN 2019/20 TOAREASCHOOLS. HELPOURYOUTHBY LISTINGYOUR SCHOOL!

Build On Your Lot Program

CoventryHomes.com New Homes from the $350s - $820s

Register today! CMTRun.com crapemyrtletrails.org

Prices and availability subject to change without notice.

14

COMMUNITY IMPACT NEWSPAPER • COMMUNITYIMPACT.COM

2021

PUBL I C EDUCAT ION EDI T ION

COMMUNITY IMPACT NEWSPAPER IS PROUD TO SAY THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSOR

SILVER SPONSOR

TO READ ALL COMMUNITY IMPACT GUIDES AND SEE REGULAR TOPIC UPDATES,

UNT at Frisco is a location of the University of North Texas focused on providing degree programs that get undergraduate students prepared for in-demand jobs and graduate students in a position to advance their careers. To explore your future, ! nd us at frisco.unt.edu

ANNUAL COMMUNITY ! HEALTH CARE REAL ESTATE ! EDUCATION COMMUNITYIMPACT.COM. VISIT

DISTRICT DATA

COMPILED BY MIRANDA JAIMES

McKinney ISD has 29 schools in addition to two learning centers. Here is some more information about MISD. MCKINNEY ISD

School bond project updates 2021 $245 MILLION BUILDING BOND $30 MILLION TECHNOLOGY BOND • The district is projecting work for next year and is planning to refresh two more schools.

31 campuses

24,000 students 1848 year founded

2016 $220 MILLION

May 20 last day of school

• This bond included upgrades, such as roof replacements and furniture refreshes, safety and security enhancements, and planning for a new elementary school.

SOURCES: TEXAS EDUCATION AGENCY, MCKINNEY ISD " COMMUNITY IMPACT NEWSPAPER

Student enrollment *PROJECTED

Sta # ng, salaries and substitutes

Percent change from 2018-19

2018-19

2019-20

2020-21

2021-22*

Total number of teachers*

Starting teacher salary

24,717

24,621

24,000

23,350

1,700

$58,300

-2.9%

Number of new teachers

Substitute teacher daily pay**:

$90 ! $125

240

*TOTAL IS THE FULL $ TIME EQUIVALENT AND MAY INCLUDE PART $ TIME POSITIONS. **RANGES VARY BASED ON EXPERIENCE AND OTHER FACTORS

2020 ! 21 student statistics English learners

COVID ! 19’s e " ects on education In-person vs. remote fall enrollment

Student safety strategies for 2021-22 *PROJECTED • Masks are optional for all students and sta # . • Students and sta # who test positive for COVID-19 must quarantine until at least 10 days have passed since their symptom onset and symptoms have improved. • Parents should notify the district if a student does test positive for COVID-19. • Note: Strategies are subject to change based on COVID-19 conditions or guidance from the state.

Economically disadvantaged students 33.20%

Special education students

First semester: 2020-21

11.91% 13.45%

In person

70%

Remote

30%

Statewide

Second semester: 2020-21

In person

60.19% 20.64%

11.26%

81%

Remote

19%

15

MCKINNEY EDITION • AUGUST 2021

CAMPUS DATA

2 0 2 1 P U B L I C E D U C A T I O N E D I T I O N

A closer look at campus-level data from local districts CAMPUS DEEP DIVE

The following tables take a closer look at the 2020-21 enrollment numbers at schools throughout McKinney ISD and the socioeconomic status of those students, as well as other factors. MCKINNEY ISD

COMPILED BY BROOKLYNN COOPER

Understanding the table

The tables below compare campuses within their districts across a variety of categories de " ned by the Texas Education Agency.

ECONOMICALLY DISADVANTAGED Students who are eligible for free or reduced-price meals, come from a family with an income below the poverty line or are eligible for other speci " c assistance or bene " ts SPECIAL EDUCATION Students participating in a special education program or another program using special education support services, aids or other special arrangements

DYSLEXIC Students identi " ed as having dyslexia or other related disorders AT RISK Students identi " ed as at risk of dropping out of school based on state-de " ned criteria, which can include performance, alternative education enrollment, expulsion and homelessness, among other factors

ENGLISH LEARNER Identi " ed by the Language Pro " ciency Assessment Committee, students who have another primary language and are learning English

TITLE I Students in Title I programs under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, which provide funding for students of low-income families

SOURCES: TEXAS EDUCATION AGENCY, TEXAS LEGISLATURE ! COMMUNITY IMPACT NEWSPAPER

ENROLLMENT

2020 ! 21 STUDENT POPULATION

ENROLLMENT

2020 ! 21 STUDENT POPULATION

ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS

MIDDLE SCHOOLS

1 Bennett

2002 554 -5.14% 12.82% 4.87% 11.55% 11.37% 14.26% 0.%

22 Cockrill 23 Dowell 24 Evans 25 Faubion 26 Johnson

2008 1995 2004 1960 2002

1,233 -2.38% 20.76% 4.62% 11.11% 9.73% 29.76% 1,108 -3.99% 25.36% 9.12% 12.73% 10.65% 22.92% 944 -7.90% 33.26% 12.29% 14.09% 7.20% 32.63% 1,339 3.24% 41.37% 17.25% 13.67% 9.26% 37.27% 935 -0.64% 49.84% 13.26% 16.15% 10.91% 32.83%

2 Burks

1954 1961 1998 1938

351 -10.23% 83.76% 43.59% 13.96% 10.54% 60.40% 98.86% 486 -8.13% 65.43% 39.71% 13.37% 16.67% 49.18% 99.18% 359 -6.27% 15.04% 6.41% 17.27% 12.26% 9.47% 0.% 320 -5.88% 81.25% 55.94% 22.81% 12.50% 72.50% 96.56%

3 Caldwell 4 Eddins

5 Finch

6 Glen Oaks 7 Johnson

1994 480 -4.95% 10.42% 3.33% 17.29% 8.75% 17.71% 0%

1995

455 -7.33% 29.45% 6.81% 16.04% 12.09% 19.78% 0% 8 Lawson Early Childhood 2009 405 -24.58% 75.56% 40.49% 27.65% 0.00% 45.93% 97.53% 9 Malvern 2001 432 -12.90% 74.07% 38.43% 17.36% 6.02% 55.09% 97.45% 10 McClure 2010 601 -7.82% 14.98% 3.66% 14.81% 8.49% 14.81% 0% 11 McGowen 2008 548 -10.46% 33.03% 10.40% 14.05% 7.30% 23.36% N/A 12 McNeil 2001 367 -11.78% 44.69% 6.27% 17.98% 9.26% 30.25% 100% 13 Minshew 2005 564 -12.42% 27.30% 5.67% 14.54% 11.52% 18.62% 0% 14 Press 2008 654 0.46% 31.96% 5.81% 13.46% 8.72% 26.15% 0% 15 Slaughter 1975 587 -5.32% 55.03% 33.05% 10.56% 10.56% 46.51% 95.40% 16 Valley Creek 1992 465 -12.26% 13.33% N/A 19.35% 12.26% 10.32% 0.00% 17 Vega 2002 430 -6.52% 68.84% 40% 16.51% 11.40% 50.93% 99.30% 18 Walker 2001 451 -10.87% 12.86% 4.66% 11.09% 18.40% 11.09% 0% 19 Webb 1953 369 -6.82% 67.75% 33.88% 20.05% 11.92% 49.86% 97.02% 20 Wilmeth 2006 596 -8.59% 9.23% 2.85% 14.77% 13.93% 7.38% 0% 21 Wolford 2001 394 -6.41% 20.81% 4.06% 17.77% 10.66% 15.23% 0%

ENROLLMENT

2020 ! 21 STUDENT POPULATION

HIGH SCHOOLS 27 McKinney 28 McKinney Boyd 29 McKinney North

1987 2006 2001

2,976 -2.04% 35.22% 8.74% 11.26% 5.48% 27.39% 2,743 -3.25% 19.07% 4.23% 8.06% 5.61% 22.68%

2,171

1.45% 26.85% 4.24% 12.07% 5.02% 30.45%

Shouldmy kid learn to code? Our STEAM programs strengthen life skills ZLWKRSWLRQVWKDWĆ WWKHLUOLIHVW\OHDQGVFKHGXOH Grades K-12 Call for a program level recommendation! any Fall program register by Sept 15 $25 off

vnatexas.org

Helping North Texans Age With Dignity Since 1934 VNA Hospice & Palliative Care Focuses on quality of life for the patient and family at a time when comfort, compassion and clinical expertise matter most. To schedule your free in-home informational visit, please call Sarah at (214) 535-2615 or email gethelp@vnatexas.org

MCKINNEY Eldorado Pkwy/Lake Forest 469.712.7500 b.link/iCode-McKinney mckinney104@icodeschool.com

ALLEN/FAIRVIEW 75/Stacy Rd 469.238.0144

LAKE FOREST DR.

W. ELDORADO PKWY.

121 75

b.link/iCode-AllenFairview allen106@icodeschool.com

R D .

16

COMMUNITY IMPACT NEWSPAPER • COMMUNITYIMPACT.COM

CAMPUS DATA

2 0 2 1 P U B L I C E D U C A T I O N E D I T I O N

A closer look at campus-level data from local districts CAMPUS DEEP DIVE

Not all children living in the city of McKinney attend McKinney ISD schools. Six other school districts draw students from the city and its extraterritorial jurisdiction. The following data shows the demographic makeup of students at campuses in McKinney for the next two districts with the largest presence in the city, Frisco ISD and Prosper ISD.

COMPILED BY BROOKLYNN COOPER

ENROLLMENT

2020 ! 21 STUDENT POPULATION

MCKINNEY ISD

PROSPER ISD

1

2007 2019 2016

Baker Elementary

949 3.15% 9.59% 7.38% 11.17% 5.27% 21.60% 100% 815 4.22% 18.53% 18.90% 11.04% 1.60% 32.27% 100% 765 1.32% 9.02% 26.67% 14.12% 2.22% 35.29% 100%

PROSPER ISD

2 Furr Elementary 3 Hughes Elementary

1

5

380

ENROLLMENT

2020 ! 21 STUDENT POPULATION

3

2

8 6 9

75

5

4

DNT TOLL

7 10

FRISCO ISD

N

121 TOLL

FRISCO ISD

4 Comstock Elementary

2012 2008 2007 2006 2014 2010 2008

689 -3.64% 9% 7.98% 11.47% 5.81% 28.30% N/A 609 -4.55% 32.18% 10.18% 12.48% 5.58% 38.92% 99.84% 626 0.81% 7.83% 9.42% 11.50% 4.79% 22.52% 0% 719 0.84% 31.15% 10.29% 10.15% 4.17% 31.15% 100%

MCKINNEY

5

Elliott Elementary

6 Mooneyham Elementary

7

Ogle Elementary

8 Scott Elementary 9 Sonntag Elementary

651

-3.41% 8.14% 8.14% 13.36% 3.69% 28.11% 0%

562 3.88% 32.21% 10.32% 17.26% 6.05% 34.88% 100% 1,035 7.36% 20.29% 3.29% 12.37% 8.02% 27.05% 0%

10 Scoggins Middle

NOTE: N ! A INDICATES THAT THE COUNT IS UNAVAILABLE TO COMPLY WITH THE FAMILY EDUCATION RIGHTS AND PRIVACY ACT. THESE NUMBERS ARE TYPICALLY SMALL, ACCORDING TO THE TEXAS EDUCATION AGENCY NOTE: EMERSON HIGH SCHOOL OPENED THIS YEAR IN MCKINNEY, BUT DATA FOR THIS SCHOOL HAS NOT YET BEEN TABULATED. SOURCE: TEXAS EDUCATION AGENCY ! COMMUNITY IMPACT NEWSPAPER

Better Hearing Keeps You Connected

• Hearing evaluations for all ages • Hearing aid fittings, maintenance & repairs • Invisible fittings • Wireless and connectivity solutions • Evaluation period on all hearing aids • Custom ear / swim protection • Locally owned and operated

“Hearing Services of

McKinney is my #1 place to go for my hearing loss needs.

Caring and dedicated professionals with many years of experience working daily to meet your needs.” - Retired Collin County Sheri ! Terry G. Box

Sta ! ed by 2 Licensed Doctors of Audiology

Cassandra Wilson Au.D., CCC-A, FAAA

Liz Brassine Au.D., CCC-A, FAAA

Doctor of Audiology

Doctor of Audiology

972.838.1300 | www.hearinmckinney.com | 4201 Medical Center Drive, Suite 270

17

MCKINNEY EDITION • AUGUST 2021

EDUCATIONBRIEFS

News fromMcKinney ISD

2 0 2 1 P U B L I C E D U C A T I O N E D I T I O N

MISD IMPROVEMENTS

McKinney establishes school zone speeds for newEmersonHigh

McKinney ISD board of trustees Meets Aug. 24 at 7 p.m. www.mckinneyisd.net MEETINGSWE COVER DISTRICTHIGHLIGHTS MCKINNEYISD The U.S. Department of Agriculture has issued guidance that allows schools to o " er free meals to all students on each school day for the 2021-22 year. MISD expects income requirements to resume for the 2022-23 school year, so the district will start reviewing applications this year. Copies of the policy detailing eligibility can be reviewed upon request at each school site or central o # ce. MCKINNEYISD The Credit Union of Texas launched an initiative earlier this year to provide greeter jobs to high school special education students in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. The McKinney branch already employs students fromMcKinney ISD. Greeters must have strong social skills, be over age 18 and be able to work at least three hours a day, according to a CUTX news release. New greeters are paired with school-appointed job coaches to help them transition to the job.

COMPILED BY MIRANDA JAIMES

McKinney ISD is wrapping up work from its 2016 bond program and is gearing up for projects from its 2021 bond program. Here is a list of what was recently accomplished at the district. 1 2020 campus refreshments In 2020 McKinney ISD refreshed Malvern and McNeil elementary schools, renovated the kitchen at Caldwell Elementary School, and completed Phase 3 of the McKinney North High School refresh with funds from the 2016 $220 million bond package. That included the ! ne arts areas and auditorium, PE and athletic areas in the high school, and the athletics multipurpose facility. Additional work included the installation of new walk-in coolers and freezers at the MISD Community Event Center, Burks Elementary School, Finch Elementary School and Webb Elementary School. The Cockrill Middle School track was also resurfaced. 2 2021 maintenance projects This year, using funds from the 2016 bond program, McKinney ISD refreshed Caldwell and Vega elementary schools. At Ron Poe Stadium, work was done to replace the synthetic turf on the football ! eld, and at Al Alford Baseball Field

BY BROOKLYNN COOPER

FRISCOISD The 11th high school for Frisco ISD, Emerson High, opened this year inwest McKinney. The city of McKinney set school zones for this area at a July 20 council meeting. Themaximum speed limit in its school zones will be 20mph on school days between 8:15-9:15 a.m. and from4:10-5:10 p.m. The school is located at the corner of Stacy Road and CollinMcKinney Parkway. The boundaries for the school zones are A on CollinMcKinney heading east to a point just west of Stacy, and B on Stacy extending north and south of Recioto Drive.

Malvern kindergarten teacher Courtney Prine adjusts the settings on her new touch board.

COURTESY MCKINNEY ISD

the grass was replaced with synthetic turf. Maintenance was also performed at McGowen Elementary and Wilmeth Elementary to replace their roofs due to storm damage. 3 2022 construction plans The district is projecting work for the next year with funds from its 2021 $245 million bond program and planning to refresh two more schools, replace synthetic turf at one high school, and install new synthetic turf at two middle schools. If all goes as planned, the district will also start on construction on Elementary School No. 22 in March 2022.

B

EMERSON HIGH SCHOOL

A

COLLIN MCKINNEY PKWY.

N

Build a Bolder Future

Smaller class sizes, more student diversity and focused attention on student success

provide greater opportunities.

Learn more at TWU.edu

18

COMMUNITY IMPACT NEWSPAPER • COMMUNITYIMPACT.COM

Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7 Page 8 Page 9 Page 10 Page 11 Page 12 Page 13 Page 14 Page 15 Page 16 Page 17 Page 18 Page 19 Page 20 Page 21 Page 22 Page 23 Page 24 Page 25 Page 26 Page 27 Page 28 Page 29 Page 30 Page 31 Page 32 Page 33 Page 34 Page 35 Page 36

communityimpact.com

Powered by