Frisco ISD welcomed more than 100 faith-based leaders for conversation during a breakfast event on March 16.
The event, introduced in 2015, is intended to promote greater understanding and improve communication between the District and clergy. Those in attendance represented a wide variety of religious beliefs and reflected the tremendous diversity of the school district.
"We are in the business of shaping young people's lives," Superintendent Dr. Jeremy Lyon said in opening the meeting, noting the common goals of the District and religious groups. "We share similarities and we have differences. There is a lot we can learn from each other."
FISD leaders took questions from those in attendance and heard feedback on issues like the school calendar and event planning, diversity and tolerance, bullying and drug and alcohol abuse and much more. The input is especially helpful to the District in identifying ways to better meet the needs of students and families.
In addition, Safe Schools Coordinator James Caldwell shared information regarding an upcoming initiative of the District – the Happiness Advantage Challenge, which begins April 3.
The challenge is inspired by the research of psychologist Shawn Achor, who asserts that happiness is best achieved by find positivity in the present. Caldwell asked the faith-based leaders to encourage participation in five simple steps which can make a big difference. Learn more about the Happiness Advantage Challenge here.
If you're interested in attending the event in the future, please contact Jane Whitledge at WhitledJ@friscoisd.org.