Officials Open New McKinney Elementary School Named After Educators

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Authorities have opened a new elementary school in McKinney named after longtime educators in the area.

Ruth and Harold Frazier Elementary will serve students in the fast-growing Trinity Falls area, according to a district news release.

The school will be located at the intersection of Lady Bird Drive and Backwater Bay Cove in North McKinney, on Frazier family land passed down from generation to generation for more than 150 years, the district said.

“Every time we open a new building at McKinney ISD, whether it’s a stadium or a whole new school, it’s like opening a new chapter for our school district,” said the superintendent of McKinney ISD, Rick McDaniel, at the ceremony.

McKinney ISD Board Chair Amy Dankel, McKinney Mayor George Fuller and Shane Williams of Pogue Construction were among the guests at the event. Also present was Lynette Deily, daughter of Ruth and Harold Frazier.

“Mother and dad were modest people,” Deily said. “And I think they would be surprised by what happens today. But they would also be extremely touched, especially if they had read the request [to the naming committee] because of all the testimonials of the number of people who have studied with them and the impact they have had on their lives.

The Fraziers both taught at McKinney ISD and played vital roles in the community. They were active participants in their church, the Boy Scouts, Camp Fire Girls, the Rotary Club, and the Collin County Farm Bureau, among other organizations.

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