Author Archives: Aim High! Curtis Rath for McKinney ISD Board of Trustees

McKinney ISD PACs – Funded by Special Interests Fund

Question: How much money did concerned homeowners donate to the McKinney (ISD) Independent School District PAC Committees in 2011 and 2013? Answer: Zero. 2011 Vote Yes for McKinney Schools PAC 4-Apr-11 Pogue Construction Builder to MISD  $    1,000.00 1-Apr-11 McKinney Alliance McKinney … Continue reading

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McKinney ISD: The State Cut Our Funding! Really?

In August of 2013, McKinney property owners approved a request from the McKinney Independent School District that gave McKinney property owners, the highest tax rate in the state of Texas. The foundation for the tax increase was the claim that … Continue reading

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$70 Million Football Stadium Coming to McKinney

  Construction: ~$50 million Infrastructure: ~$12.5 million Land: ~ $10 million TOTAL: ~ $72 million On May 7th, the McKinney Independent School District Board of Trustees will ask voters to approve a $220 (plus $12.5 million)  bond package, that fails to … Continue reading

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Question: Is McKinney Stadium Really 55 Years Old?

“I do believe we need a stadium because our current stadium is 55 years old” McKinney ISD Superintendent Rick McDaniel McKinney Lions Field 1971 McKinney Ron Poe Stadium 2015 Question: Is the football stadium really 55 years old? Answer: While the … Continue reading

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McKinney Stadium: Does Past Attendance Justify a 12,000-Seat Stadium?

McKinney Stadium: Does Past Attendance Justify a 12,000-Seat Stadium? Administrators and board members at McKinney Independent School District (McKinney ISD) cite game attendance and costs for temporary seating, as driving factors for building a 12,000-seat $60 million stadium. Attendance figures, … Continue reading

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Levels of Lead and Copper in McKinney Water Supply

At the October 15, 2015 District 1 Town Hall, a gentlemen got up and spoke about the levels of lead in the drinking water, specifically in the homes of residents of McKinney east of Highway 5.  He noted that children … Continue reading

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Meaningful Texas ISD Transparency Ratings

Texas Transparency has created a guide for the public to find information about their local school districts, and assigned letter grades for their Openness and Transparency. Continue reading

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