Frisco ISD continues to add more new students per year than any other school district in Texas. Though the rate of growth has slowed, FISD is projected to add between approximately 1,400-2,100 students each year for the next five years. That is the equivalent of one high school or two to three elementary schools per year. In addition, many buildings in the District are starting to age. More than 20 facilities will reach 20 years or older in the next five years.
The proposed 2018 bond program, developed by a committee of FISD community members, parents, students and staff, would provide funding to build four new schools and maintain and repair existing facilities. It would also provide additional resources for classroom technology and school security and additional student opportunities in academics, fine arts and athletics. It is intended to take the District through 72,000 students or the end of the 2025-26 school year.
Bond Program Development
The proposed bond projects were studied and recommended by the Facilities & Programs Evaluation Committee, which evaluated student enrollment projections, school building capacities and potential facility and maintenance projects. The committee’s work was the continuation of a two-year effort to engage the community in the planning and decision-making process. The group recommended both bond and operational projects to the School Board in August 2018.