About 35 School Board members from across the state visited Frisco ISD in November to learn about the challenges presented by growth and the lessons learned in our school district.
Trustees participating in a program with the Texas Association of School Boards heard about long-range planning efforts, land acquisition, construction and rezoning, among other topics.
FISD leaders also showcased innovative partnerships such as The Ford Center at The Star. Visitors toured the Career and Technical Education Center and heard about FISD efforts to avoid duplication by centralizing specific programs for cost efficiency.
The members of the 2016 Leadership TASB class are participating in an education leadership study program designed to take experienced school board members to a new level of service and leadership by exposing them to a variety of district issues, people, activities and communities.
The year-long program consists of five weekend sessions lasting two-to-three days each, rotating among different Texas cities with visits to successful schools and innovative programs.
Several FISD Board members are graduates of the program.