Tuesday , 24 April 2018

Tag Archives: TRE

Square Off: A Final Look at the MISD Tax Ratification Election

Education Apple

Matt Bado and Sara Thomas take issue with several arguments against the McKinney Independent School District Tax Ratification Election (TRE). As always, we invite you to share your thoughts in the comments below. Note, Sara states it takes a house valued at $350,000 to educate one child in MISD. However, the MISD Chief Financial Officer told TSB that it actually ...

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Maria Lucé: Misinformation, Mystery and the TRE

Facts empower.  Fake does not. Let’s take the mystery out of the T.R.E. Get the facts — not the fabrication. Forget the hype — Dismiss the hysteria. Forget misconception. Forget misinformation. Forget misunderstandings. BUT DON’T FORGET OUR KIDS. Here’s what you need to know… As a parent, what’s one of the most important things you can impart on your children? ...

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Mac Talk: A Man Drowns in Towne Lake


Plus, tons to-do this week in and around McKinney. Mac Talk brings you the latest headlines from around town every Monday on TownSquareBuzz.com.

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Angie’s Insights: Vote Yes for TRE, McKinney, It’s About the Entire Community

It’s time to bite the bullet, McKinney residents, and put our money where our mouth is, so to speak. Yes, we are all faced with voting for or against the McKinney ISD TRE  (tax ratification election) this week and next. No one, myself included, wants to pay higher taxes, but I shudder to think of the consequences to our students, ...

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MISD Board President Addresses `Misconceptions’ About MISD and TRE

Curtis Rippee, president of the MISD Board of Trustees, offers the following letter to the editor to TownSquareBuzz.com concerning the upcoming Tax Ratification Election: I felt it was time for me to address some misconceptions regarding McKinney ISD and the proposed increased tax rate. As a voter, I am concerned that these misconceptions or even misinformation is affecting the election; as a ...

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MISD Athletics Director: Vote is Vital for Future of Sports Programs

MISD Athletic Director Shawn Pratt

TownSquareBuzz.com recently sat down with McKinney ISD Athletic Director Shawn Pratt to discuss the state of athletics, plus what he expects if the tax referendum, which is currently in front of voters, does not pass. The district, which will find itself short nearly $11 million next school year due to cuts from the state, has asked McKinney residents to approve ...

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‘Squaring Off’ on the Collin County Airport and the MISD Tax Election

Square Off McKinney with Matt and Sara

Matthew Bado and Sara Thomas discuss the following hot topics on this week’s episode of Square Off, TownSquareBuzz.com‘s take-no-prisoners opinion show: McKinney moves forward with $25 million airport purchase – Good investment? Early voting on the McKinney tax election is underway – How are you voting? Email us or post your thoughts in the comments below.

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Letter to the Editor: Value our Education, Quality of Life; Vote Yes in Tax Ratification Election

Local control is very important to me. I like to know the people who make the decisions that impact my family and my community. I like being able to visit with them at the grocery store, the gym or a local restaurant. As a parent and small business owner, I have learned that is usually best to solve problems at the lowest level ...

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