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Harry McKillop Elementary adds two portable buildings, four classrooms


Mar 2016
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Harry McKillop Elementary adds two portable buildings on Monday, bringing four additional classrooms to the campus. The portables will be located to the west of the main classroom wing.

“As a growing campus, we welcome the space opportunities and we are being thoughtful in who we place in the portables,” said Harry McKillop Elementary Principal Leanne Bush. “We have been proactive in establishing procedures to ensure the safety of our students during this transition, including added security cameras and a badge system for our students and staff.”

Melissa Schools’ Executive Director of Operations Kenny Deel added, “We are excited to be able to add extra space to this fast growing campus.”

For more information: Contact Maddie Coe, Community Relations.

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2 Responses to “Harry McKillop Elementary adds two portable buildings, four classrooms”

  1. Cari D

    While the portables do provide more space, the fact that we have to use them when we have already moved 2 grades out of the school concerns me. Do we have plans for a new school? Or a better, more permanent, plan to accommodate the growth in our community? How can parents and members of the community help with taking a more proactive approach ?

  2. MelissaISD

    Hi Cari,

    Thanks for your inquiry. The MISD Board of Trustees has made the decision to add a new high school as the next school in Melissa ISD. An elementary school will follow as bond sale capacity increases. MISD has called for bond authorization by the community to take place on May 7th.

    Should this bond pass, architects, construction managers, and the district will be working diligently to begin phase one of the new high school. Building the new high school will provide enough space throughout the district until the next school is built.

    Should the bond not pass, MISD will be forced to increase the number of portable buildings throughout the district to accommodate growth until a future bond referendum is passed by the community.

    The amount of bond sales by MISD will be determined by property valuations. MISD can afford more debt as overall property valuation increase.

    To learn more about the Bond Election, please visit:

    To learn more about potential site projects, please visit:

    If you are interested in speaking with a district employee to learn more, we will be happy to direct you to the appropriate personnel.

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