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Priorities-Based Budget Stakeholder Committee to Hold First Meeting

Oct 21, 2016

Frisco ISD invites community members to attend the District’s first Priorities-Based Budget (PBB) Stakeholder Committee meeting on Wednesday, October 26 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Career and Technical Education Center training rooms, 9889 Wade Boulevard.

The Stakeholder Committee consists of 28 FISD employees, parents and community members appointed by the Board of Trustees. Members work and have children at many FISD schools. See the full list of members.

The group is charged with providing feedback and insight as the District works to build a balanced and sustainable budget for 2017-18 and following years.

“The decision to delay the opening of four new schools was just a temporary savings solution, though an important one,” said Superintendent of Schools Dr. Jeremy Lyon. “It gives the District more time to listen to our community, hear their ideas and implement strategies for saving money moving forward.”

 The input of the Stakeholder Committee, along with feedback provided by two internal groups and the community at large, will help the District identify areas to analyze for cost savings. 

During their first meeting, Stakeholder Committee members will learn about the priorities-based budget process and brainstorm and share their ideas regarding District priorities and ideas for cost savings.

The Stakeholder Committee will take a deeper look at FISD finances, school funding and the costs associated with each priority, during subsequent meetings.

Each meeting of the Stakeholder Committee will be open to the public. Guests will be able to listen and view presentation materials, but there will not be an opportunity for public input or participation during the Stakeholder Committee meetings themselves, as the focus will be on the work and input of the committee.

If you wish to submit feedback regarding District priorities or budget ideas, please complete the form at www.friscoisd.org/budgetfeedback by November 18. All input is taken seriously, and responses will be reviewed by the three budget committees and vetted for feasibility.

The priorities-based budget process will result in recommendations to the School Board in spring 2017 regarding long-term savings opportunities and strategies.

For more information or to follow the work of the committees, please visit the priorities-based budget website at www.friscoisd.org/budget.

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