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Teaching and Learning

Strategic Objective № 1. Every student will engage in relevant and meaningful learning that prepares them to pursue their college and/or career aspirations.

Strategy 1.1 - Develop multiple pathways to ensure success beyond graduation through academic programs.

Specific Result 1.1.1 - Expand the delivery methods of instruction to create a more personalized learning experience for students.

Action Steps

  1. Expand opportunities for online and blended learning experiences for all students.

  2. Provide additional professional learning opportunities for teachers and staff on how to differentiate instruction to meet the needs of each student.

  3. Align academic competition opportunities with FISD’s learning goals and with those that promote college and career readiness skills.

Specific Result 1.1.2 - Build additional higher education and business partnerships to increase opportunities for students.

Action Steps

  1. Increase learning opportunities for students through additional dual credit, concurrent enrollment, or articulated credited courses, via collaboration with institutions of higher education.

  2. Develop additional FISD Career and Technical Education (CTE) program internship opportunities for students, through increased business partnerships.

  3. Create internship and work opportunities for students receiving special education services that support post-secondary goals, by increasing business partnerships.

Specific Result 1.1.3 - Increase learning opportunities for students through a variety of academic programming options.

Action Steps

  1. Implement the AP Capstone program, open to any interested high school student.

  2. Implement the International Baccalaureate Program.

  3. Provide additional learning opportunities for students receiving gifted and talented services.

  4. Develop differentiated pathways for CTE programming that are designed for students receiving special education services.

  5. Provide additional opportunities for secondary students to learn languages other than English.

  6. Develop and implement increased academic advisement methods to inform students and parents of academic programs, available pathways, and post-secondary opportunities.

  7. Develop non-traditional programs for students based on at-risk criteria.

Strategy 1.2 - Establish and implement processes and structures for students to evaluate their understanding of the curriculum and measure their individual growth.

Specific Result 1.2.1 - Ensure each student sets short- and long-term learning goals.

Action Steps

  1. Implement student e-portfolios.

  2. Develop and implement a process that allows for each student to monitor his or her short-term and long- term learning goals over time and demonstrate evidence of growth.

  3. Create professional development that equips teachers with tools and strategies to support students in developing and self-monitoring their goals.

Strategic Objective № 2. All staff will actively engage in a collaborative culture of continuous improvement.

Strategy 2.1 - Design relevant professional development that promotes collaboration and supports staff in effectively responding to the diverse academic needs of students.

Specific Result 2.1.1 - Implement professional development that supports professional learning communities.

Action Steps

  1. Create and implement a professional development plan that supports implementation, development, and sustainment of professional learning communities.

  2. Provide opportunities for differentiated professional development focused on learning, collaboration, and results.

  3. Implement development programs for first-, second-, and third-year teachers.

Strategy 2.2 - Develop expectations, processes, and support structures that promote high levels of collaboration.

Specific Result 2.2.1 - Implement professional learning communities District-wide.

Action Steps

  1. Build and implement District plan for implementation, development, and sustainment of professional learning communities.

  2. Create and communicate clear expectations for the process and outcomes of collaboration.

  3. Develop and implement a common language that establishes the critical terms of collaboration.

  4. Implement standardized processes and support structures that ensure efficiency and effectiveness of collaborative planning.

Human Resources

Strategic Objective № 3. Design a system that exemplifies a purposeful commitment to hire and support exceptional staff.

Strategy 3.1 - Develop innovative recruitment strategies and optimize staffing processes.

Specific Result 3.1.1 - Develop and implement a comprehensive recruiting plan with multiple sourcing strategies to obtain high quality candidates to meet specific needs including a strategic focus on diversity.

Action Steps

  1. Develop and implement innovative sourcing strategies for employee recruitment.

  2. Establish a talent pipeline that results in an ample supply of high quality, diverse applicants for all positions.

  3. Develop and implement intentional recruitment and employment strategies designed to increase minority staff, particularly for head coaching, teaching, and administrative positions.

  4. Embed specific personnel goals within campus and district action plans.

  5. Develop the candidate profile of an effective Frisco ISD teacher in collaboration with stakeholders.

Specific Result 3.1.2 - Utilize employee feedback to improve effectiveness and efficiency of Human Resources related processes.

Action Steps

  1. Create an embedded evaluation of the onboarding process to determine needed adjustments.

  2. Analyze and update the individual systems used in Human Resources processes to ensure seamless and user-friendly functionality for all applicants and employees.

Strategy 3.2 - Implement creative ways to nurture the ”whole employee.”

Specific Result 3.2.1 - Ensure that each employee is healthy, safe, engaged, supported and challenged to promote long-term, sustainable development of a balanced lifestyle, ultimately promoting success and retention within the FISD community.

Action Steps

  1. Develop, communicate, and expand employee wellness options.

  2. Evaluate and offer a competitive District compensation and benefits package.

  3. Provide professional development and growth opportunities for all employees.

  4. Evaluate survey and turnover data annually and adjust objectives as necessary.

  5. Promote employee recognition opportunities.


Strategic Objective № 4. Develop and advocate for a long-range financial plan to ensure student success.

Strategy 4.1 - Pursue additional revenue opportunities including but not limited to TRE, corporate partnerships, and grants.

Specific Result 4.1.1 - Pursue additional outside funding.

Action Steps

  1. Implement an electronic ticketing system for FISD events to increase attendance.

  2. Evaluate revenue-generating opportunities within existing facilities.

  3. Build a portfolio of sponsors that includes “pillar” sponsors.

  4. Evaluate revenue-generating opportunities within FISD student extracurricular events and activities.

Specific Result 4.1.2 - Add revenue to District operational budget.

Action Step

  1. Plan and execute a tax ratification election (TRE) in the event that state appropriations for FISD do not support current maintenance and operations (M&O) budget needs.

Strategy 4.2 - Evaluate efficiency measures and opportunities to ensure optimal utilization of resources.

Specific Result 4.2.1 - Develop a comprehensive model to promote cost-efficiency measures and effectiveness.

Action Steps

  1. Inventory and evaluate current methods of communicating financial information.

  2. Integrate current methods with new opportunities for enhancing two-way communication concerning cost-efficiency measures and effectiveness.

  3. Expand the role of the citizen bond committee to include on-going reporting and advising regarding district bond projects.


Strategic Objective № 5. Sustain the small school model of FISD.

Strategy 5.1 - Affirm community support and budgetary needs to sustain the small schools model.

Specific Result 5.1.1 - Build strategies that affirm support and align resources for the small schools model.

Action Steps

  1. Develop communication products that inform and educate the community on the advantages of the small schools model.

  2. Utilize a broad range of communication tools and strategies to educate the community on the advantages of the small schools model.

  3. Create and develop an FISD alumni program.

  4. Communicate the use and alignment of resources’ impact on student success.

Strategy 5.2 - Implement energy efficiency strategies to reduce operational costs.

Specific Result 5.2.1 - Improve overall energy conservation through educating and inspiring administration, faculty, staff, and students alike in achieving energy reductions on each campus and facility for a collective measureable reduction of 2.5% or more annually. (Taking into consideration that overall energy consumption increases due to new schools and facilities and, additionally, overall recycling will increase for the same reason.)

Action Steps

  1. Revise the current FISD Energy Conservation Guidelines document and reintroduce it to all faculty and staff.

  2. Add Energy Savings video to required annual training for faculty and staff.

  3. Develop energy saving and recycling curriculum to be shared with students that make it personal and measureable. (This is currently a TEKS in primary grades.)

  4. Develop an energy management website for better transparency and reporting of energy data, energy conservation guidelines, and recycling data by campus/building.

  5. Conduct energy audits with in-house staff and outside consultants to seek obvious cutting-edge improvements that can be implemented. Explore opportunities to partner these efforts with energy providers or experts in best practices for energy conservation. Follow up audit reports with energy meetings including key stakeholders to resolve concerns contributing to higher than expected energy consumption.

  6. Identify key stakeholders at each campus, facilities department, and within administration to champion the energy management plan.

  7. Partner with parents and PTAs to increase campus knowledge of saving and recycling strategies.

  8. Communicate conservation and recycling successes through campus news, District communication and media outlets.

  9. Develop incentive oriented program for energy conservation based on measurable and established metrics. (Not necessarily monetary incentive.)

  10. Assign and monitor ongoing responsibilities for all shut-down activities, including those for summer break, Thanksgiving week, winter break and spring break periods.

Specific Result 5.2.2 - Reduce the long-term cost of school facilities by designing and building high performance facilities.

Action Steps

  1. Adopt the TX-CHPS Design Standards for all new facility design.

  2. Prepare a complete cost analysis for each new school project including photo-voltaic systems for production of solar energy. Include an allowance in the construction contract only if the return on investment (ROI) is determined to be appropriate. Explore available rebates from utility providers and other sources.

  3. Prepare bid documents for LED/T5 HO lighting retrofits for parking lots, remaining gymnasiums and indoor athletic facilities that are currently utilizing High Intensity Discharge (HID) Metal Halide fixtures. Explore potential available rebates from utility providers and other sources.

  4. Implement water-saving strategies such as connecting to the City of Frisco Reclaimed Water System where feasible. Explore options for including rainwater harvesting and capturing condensate drainage for use in drip irrigation. Utilize native landscaping and xeriscaping designs to reduce maintenance and reduce irrigation needs.

  5. Prepare bid documents for converting centralized hydronic HVAC systems to geothermal or other viable energy conserving technologies as determined to be appropriate. Explore available rebates from utility providers and other sources.

  6. Develop a written plan for preventive maintenance and replacement schedules for mechanical and electrical equipment.

  7. Provide all necessary staff training for lighting controls and other energy-consuming building systems and equipment; provide accessibility to training videos on District website

Whole Child

Strategic Objective № 6. Create and maintain an organization that engages, empowers, and enlightens the whole child and the family.

Strategy 6.1 - Develop a comprehensive program to meet the needs of the whole child philosophy. (see ASCD model for more information)

Specific Result 6.1.1 - Maximize the effectiveness of health and wellness programs for students.

Action Steps

  1. Develop an inventory of all practices occurring across the District regarding student health and wellness.

  2. Evaluate the inventory to determine the best practices for student health and wellness already occurring across the District.

  3. Develop and implement a comprehensive plan for student health and wellness based on a systematic analysis of present practices.

  4. Research and recommend options not currently used based on identified needs of campuses and the district.

  5. Build greater community involvement by establishing and enhancing public and private partnerships related to health & wellness.

Specific Result 6.1.2 - Develop and implement a comprehensive health and physical education curriculum for K-12.

Action Steps

  1. Inventory and assess present District curriculum practices and resources for health and physical education.

  2. Implement the FISD /DANA Center Instructional Coach model.

  3. Develop assessments for physical education and health education that measure both student content knowledge, as well as student progress in improving personal health.

  4. Revise District curriculum for physical education that is aligned to the TEKS for physical education at all levels.

  5. Revise District curriculum for health education that is aligned to the TEKS for health at all levels.

  6. Implement instructional best practices for physical education and health education.

  7. Develop a variety of lessons and resources that are aligned with the District’s written physical education and health curricula.

Specific Result 6.1.3 - Build practices that promote inclusiveness in the education of all students through greater family involvement.

Action Steps

  1. Create campus-based resources to help assimilate new families of all cultures and backgrounds into the campus and community.

  2. Develop programs and strategies that create a greater understanding and awareness of diversity within the campus and community.

Specific Result 6.1.4 - Develop practices that will maximize the awareness and actions of the campuses and the District in regard to “safe schools.”

Action Steps

  1. Establish and provide training and ongoing support for a “safe schools” coordinator at each campus and at the District level.

  2. Create and implement a new District “safe schools” survey for grades 7-12.

  3. Develop processes at the District and campus levels to analyze data resulting in the facilitation of action plans at the campus and district level.

Strategy 6.2 - Create flexibility in methods to achieve graduation that meet the name and need of students and families.


Strategic Objective № 7. Create an adaptable framework and resources to build knowledge and skills within all stakeholders to enhance communications and create personalized connections to our mission through our messages and brand.

Strategy 7.1 - Standardize expectations for scalable internal and external communications.

Specific Result 7.1.1 - Provide quality and consistency in visual and written messaging in order to create an informed constituency and build loyalty.

Action Steps

  1. Streamline District communication practices by utilizing the most effective tools with particular stakeholders.

  2. Create an online “one-stop-shop” that is used consistently by all campuses to provide students and parents with classroom information and resources, including standardized choices for teacher websites.

  3. Create brand and visual identity guidelines for the District, departments and campuses, including approved logos and colors, to address consistency in presentation and validation of key messages.

  4. Develop strategies that eliminate language barriers for students and parents.

  5. Improve and enhance customer service expectations and best communication practices for employees.

Specific Result 7.1.2 - Expand the tools available to inform and engage the community.

Action Steps

  1. Develop and implement enhanced video programs and services for all stakeholders.

  2. Develop program opportunities for students to expand media coverage of campus and District events.

  3. Develop publications to distribute to partner organizations, businesses and other groups for informational and marketing purposes.

  4. Create an ongoing legislative priority document/presence to inform and stimulate greater participation in governmental actions that affect FISD stakeholders.

Strategy 7.2 - Engage stakeholders in meaningful interactions that increase awareness and opportunities for participation.

Specific Result 7.2.1 - Develop an official program that allows the business community to engage with FISD campuses and an official FISD Community Partners Recognition and Incentive plan for business and community partners to connect with campuses.

Action Steps

  1. Create a live database of current district and campus sponsorships, partnerships and volunteer opportunities.

  2. Develop FISD guidelines and platform for matching campus needs with business community.

  3. Create a FISD Community Partner Brand with an “official” logo and decal to allow official acknowledgment as a FISD Community Partner.

  4. Develop a recognition program of FISD business partners.

Specific Result 7.2.2 - Increase parent engagement and involvement at both the campus and district level, by making families feel welcomed and building connections with other parents who can orient them with Frisco ISD.

Action Steps

  1. Gather feedback from new parent stakeholders to measure parent satisfaction with their transition to the school district and determine new parent needs.

  2. Develop and conduct a New Parent Orientation program.

  3. Develop and provide online parent resources explaining FISD programs and opportunities.

  4. Create a Parent Ambassador program through PTA/CIT that gives new parents a peer resource by providing a parent liaison to help new parents get acquainted with Frisco ISD. This would include cultural connections.

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