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Frisco ISD eNewsletter: August 9, 2018

Aug 09, 2018

New School Year Kicks Off Next Week

Frisco ISD expects to welcome almost 60,000 students when the new school year begins next Thursday, Aug. 16. Four new schools – Memorial High School, Lawler Middle School, Liscano Elementary and Talley Elementary – will open their doors to students for the first time.

If you are sending a student back to class, be sure to check your school’s campus website for details about meet the teacher night, school supplies and more. Remember, schools must receive current proof of residency and up-to-date immunization records before classes begin

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School Board Considers Bond and Tax Swap Election

The Frisco ISD Board of Trustees is considering whether to put two separate measures on the November ballot based on the recommendations of a community group and the FISD administration.

A $695 million bond proposal would fund future new facilities, renovations to aging campuses and other upgrades. A proposed Tax Ratification Election would increase the portion of the tax rate that pays for operations, while also lowering the tax rate that pays for debt. This would reduce the overall tax rate by two cents and provide millions of dollars in new operational funding while still allowing the District to meet its debt obligations.

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Read the Latest Issue of FOCUS Magazine

School may be out each summer, but the work is never done in Frisco ISD to better serve students and families. In the new August issue of FISD’s FOCUS magazine, the District takes you behind-the-scenes to learn about curriculum development and how it is customized to meet the needs of all students.

In addition, learn about:

  • New school features and student enrollment projections
  • The challenges of starting new varsity football programs
  • How Frisco ISD funds its share of City-owned facilities such as the Ford Center and Toyota Stadium
  • And more!
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Four Campuses Named National PTA Schools of Excellence

The PTAs at Ashley, Curtsinger and Norris elementary schools, along with the PTSA at Lone Star High School, have been honored for their efforts to develop programs and initiatives that bring families and campus leaders together as partners.

All four campuses have been named National PTA Schools of Excellence for efforts to enrich the educational experience and overall well-being of all students. Research shows that students are more successful in the classroom when parents are involved and engaged in their child’s education.

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