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Frisco ISD leaders are working to finalize recommendations for the 2017-18 budget, based on available resources and the District’s current operations, needs and goals. The recommendations will be the result of the collective work of the Priorities-Based Budget Stakeholder Committee, Working Group and Steering Committee. Input from parents, staff and community members has been critical in helping FISD better align priorities with spending.

See below for the remaining budget timeline, as well as the principles, goals and vision that have driven the budget development process over the last several months.

Remaining Timeline

  • April 10 – Budget Recommendations Presented to School Board 

  • May 8 – Proposed 2017-18 Budget Presented to School Board

  • June 19 – Adoption of 2017-18 Budget 

All presentations and action will take place during regularly scheduled School Board meetings, which begin at 7:30 p.m. at the FISD Administration Building, 5515 Ohio Drive. These meetings are also broadcast live online at http://friscoisdtx.swagit.com/live.

Budget Principles

  • Ensure development and maintenance of the instructional program at the highest possible level of excellence while addressing the needs created by growth in the student population

  • Allocate personnel units in a manner that will maintain the effective and efficient practices adopted by the District

  • Prioritize the distribution of funds to address the needs of the District in relation to both the academic and operational functions of the District

  • Meet the community standards and goals and objectives adopted by the Board of Trustees

  • Maintain the District's efforts to continue as one of the top-rated school districts in the state

Budget Goals & Vision

  • A successful priorities-based budget process will result in a balanced and sustainable budget that is aligned with the District’s mission to know every student by name and need.

  • Throughout this process, our focus will be on student learning and we will be cautious not to be short-sighted in the long-term impact of our decisions.

  • FISD will build support for this initiative with staff and the community by listening, encouraging input and maintaining transparency.

  • As a District, our priorities are to:

    • Recruit, retain and support an effective teacher in every classroom and an effective principal in every school.

    • Protect the classroom by guiding and supporting high levels of learning for all students.

    • Commit to the whole child by providing social, emotional, physical and academic support.

    • Provide a safe, secure and well-maintained learning environment.

    • Continue to maximize student opportunities through the small schools model.

  • As part of the budget development process, we will work to reduce or eliminate spending in areas that do not align with our identified priorities.

Budget Resources

This site includes meeting minutes, presentations and videos regarding the budget development process including:

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