McKinney ISD has launched Google for Education.  This site will help teachers, students, and parents with all Google products:

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ):

Why is McKinney ISD moving to Google Apps for Education?

Google Apps provides a number of advantages for our district. Because it is a web- based system, students and staff can access their work from anywhere. Google Apps collaboration tools will make it possible for students to work together virtually on documents, presentations and projects. Google Apps for Education is a suite of web-based programs providing e-mail (grades 6-12 only), word processing, spreadsheets, presentations, calendaring, research, and collaboration tools. It will provide a comprehensive platform for student work and can be used with existing MISD systems.

What types of security measures are in place for this?

The McKinney Independent School district complies with the legal requirements of the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA). Parents have already signed an electronic one-time permission form in order for their student to participate. This is called our AUP - Acceptable Use Policy.

Students' first name, last name, school, and year of graduation are used to create accounts on the system. Google Apps student accounts created by the school district will be managed based upon the classroom requirements and parental consent. In school, teacher supervision and content filters are used to help prevent access to inappropriate content and to ensure proper educational use of the application.  Google does not request any personal information from students and the District does not provide personal student data such as birth dates, home address, phone number, grades, test scores to Google. That information resides in the district's student information system and is not stored nor available to Google. Student accounts can be accessed by domain administrators at any time. Information about the privacy policy and protections of Google Apps can be found at:

As with all internet access, the district utilizes a content filter for Google Apps.  While at school, staff will monitor students’ use of Google Apps, either by direct observation or by automated systems which identify prohibited use. At all times, whether at school or home students are responsible for their adherence the Student Acceptable Use policy. Gmail accounts have been issued to all students in grades 6-12. Students in 6th - 8th grade may e-mail other students and their teachers within MISD. Students in 9th - 12th grade may email outside of MISD.  Kindergarten through 8th grade students may only share documents with users inside the district. 

Who will be using Google Apps?

Throughout the year, students and staff will have the opportunity to use these tools in new ways. Teachers have been demonstrating the use of Google apps with students. The goal of this Google launch is to explore new ways to work collaboratively and to provide content storage that can be accessed from anywhere. K- 8th grade students may only share documents within our Google domain with other MISD students and staff.

Google Tips for MISD:

Support for Conflicting Accounts

Merging Data Between Conflicting Accounts

Staff and Student Email Accounts

FAQ Document