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Welcome to the 2007-2008 school year!

Whether you are new or native to the Frisco area, there is no doubt that you are a part of some very special and exciting times. The 2006-2007 school year was a banner year in the 100-plus year history of the Frisco ISD, and we have never been more proud of the numerous accomplishments of our students and staff.

The Frisco ISD is dedicating five new schools, bringing our total number of campuses to 38 – 25 elementary schools, 7 middle schools, 4 high schools and two special program schools. We are opening the permanent Liberty High School located at Rolater and Independence, Pat and Catherine Fowler Middle School in Plano, and three elementary schools – Reba Cobb Carroll Elementary, Charlie and Charlotte Mooneyham Elementary, and Robertson Elementary. In 2008, the district will open its 8th and 9th middle schools named for Sue Stafford and Richard Scoggins. Two additional elementary schools will open that year named for Polly Tadlock and Edris Elliott. A Career and Technology Education Center is also scheduled to open in 2008. The 5th and 6th high schools, named Heritage and Lone Star, are scheduled to open in 2009.

As we look toward greeting 27,500 this fall, we are busily preparing to make this their best school year ever. We feel that the most important thing we do as a school district is hire the best teachers and staff members possible to be with your children each and every day. Excellent candidates wanted to join our district and we believe that those chosen to become part of the FISD team in all areas will meet and exceed your expectations regarding the educational experience available here in the FISD. More than 3,600 employees will make up the FISD team this year!

Because we are a rapidly growing school district, we must pay close attention to demographic trends and projections, budget and financial issues, legislative concerns, construction timelines, etc. We want to assure you, however, that our greatest focus is on your children – their safety and welfare; their academic achievement; their opportunities to grow, explore and excel; their exposure to quality programs; and their development into confident and successful citizens.

Working in partnership with parents and the community, we can build our school district into a great school district that keeps getting better. Your overwhelming support last spring to authorize the issuance of $798 million in bonds to construct 19 schools over the course of the next several years will allow us to continue to stay ahead of the growth and meet the needs of our young people. That package will meet the facility needs of 52,000 students, with a total of 44 elementary schools, 14 middle schools and 7 high schools.

In the coming months we hope you have opportunities to become involved in your schools, to learn more about your school district and to be a part of the many things that are taking place. We stand ready to make a difference and look forward to the privilege of working with you and your children and the opportunity to treat them as our own.

Sincerely,

Rick Reedy

Superintendent of Schools