Frequently Asked Questions

The seven-member Frisco ISD Board of Trustees is our district's policy-making body. While it is comprised of individuals, it acts officially only as a group. The FISD Board works with the Superintendent and staff to set the direction of the school district with the education and well being of school children as its primary focus. The Board members are elected at-large by the citizens in FISD to three-year, staggered terms. They not only represent the public, but also translate the needs of students into policies, goals and strategies that reflect the standards and values of the community.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: hiring and evaluating the Superintendent; approving the district's budget; establishing goals and evaluating results; levying taxes and issuing bonds; ordering elections; and communicating with the community.

Regular meetings of the Board are held on the second Monday of each month at 7:30 PM in the FISD Administration Building/Board Complex at 5515 Ohio Drive, Frisco, Texas 75035; occasionally circumstances necessitate this date and time to be changed. Special and emergency meetings, workshops and public hearings are scheduled as needed and are posted at the same sites as the regular meeting agendas - the Administration Building and each school building. In addition, agendas are sent to the media, the Chamber of Commerce and City Hall in consideration of public interest and the sharing of information.

In consultation with the Board president, the Superintendent prepares the agenda for all meetings of the Board. Individual Board members may request that a subject be included on the agenda for a particular meeting. The agenda must be set and posted 72 hours prior to a meeting. Notice of all meetings shall provide for the possibility of a closed session during an open meeting as provided by law.

Parliamentary procedures are observed as found in Robert's Rules of Order. Discussion of an agenda item is addressed to the President of the Board and the entire board membership and is directed solely to the business currently under deliberation. The Board president will halt discussion that does not apply to the business before the Board and will also keep discussion within reasonable time limits. A quorum of the Board (four members) is needed to take action.

Citizens are welcome and encouraged to attend all school board meetings. If unable to attend the meetings, citizens are welcome to read about board action in the local newspaper or in the summaries provided by the Communications Office the following day. Minutes are not available or official until approved at the following regular meeting of the Board.

During a meeting, there are legally specified circumstances that call for an adjournment to closed session for discussion and consideration. These circumstances include personnel matters, land acquisitions or sales, legal consultation, and student or employee hearings. All votes, however, are taken in public.

Individuals who have questions, concerns, or suggestions should first contact the teacher or school administrator. Matters not resolved satisfactorily at the campus level should then be brought to the district administrator who oversees that program and then finally to the Superintendent prior to a forum with the Board.

The Board welcomes comments at Board meetings from citizens who sign up on the public comment card. Speakers will be given up to two minutes to address the Board and the time allotted for the public comment session is thirty minutes. In some circumstances, additional time during the meeting may be allotted for further public comment. During the public comment period, comments should be directed to the Board of Trustees only, not other attendees, and only made once you have been called upon to speak.

Please keep all public comments related to school district governance and operations. If you have a specific concern related to an employee of the District or a specific student issue, you should utilize the District’s grievance procedures provided in Board Policies DGBA (LOCAL), FNG (LOCAL), and GF (LOCAL). Each grievance procedure allows for an individual to redress grievances with the Board of Trustees. 

Additionally, if there are five or more individuals that would like to speak on the same topic, you may choose to appoint an individual to speak on behalf of the group.

Any Board member may ask the Superintendent to provide specific factual information regarding existing policy and practice in response to public comments, however, the Board may not deliberate or decide regarding any subject that is not properly posted on the agenda for the meeting.

If, at any point during a meeting, an individual or group of individuals in attendance becomes disruptive to the meeting, the individual or group will be provided with a single warning before being escorted out of the meeting.

Additional information regarding public comment procedures may be found in the Board Operating Procedures.

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