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Frisco ISD eNewsletter: August 23, 2018

Aug 23, 2018

School Board Calls Bond & TRE Election This November

Property owners in Frisco ISD will pay a two-cent lower tax rate in 2018, down from $1.46 per $100 valuation to $1.44 per $100 valuation. In addition, the District is proposing a tax swap that would shift pennies from the portion of the tax rate that pays for debt to the portion that pays for operations. If approved by voters this November, the tax swap would generate millions of dollars in additional operational funding to address recommendations made by a community group.

A separate ballot proposition will ask voters for authority to finance the construction of new schools, renovations to existing facilities, security measures and more.

The community is invited to learn more about the proposals during community forums this fall. The first is this coming Wednesday, August 29.

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Frisco ISD Introduces New App to Report Safety Concerns

Soon, Frisco ISD students will learn about a new anonymous tool for reporting any kind of safety concern, from bullying to threats of violence or self-harm. FISD will introduce STOPit, an online and app-based system, during classroom meetings held across the District over the next few weeks. The online version is available now on every campus website.

STOPit is just one of several safety enhancements being implemented this school year. FISD has also invested in additional mental health support for students and improved active threat training for teachers through a partnership with the Frisco Police Department. Several schools are also piloting additional safety measures, and others are proposed through the Bond & TRE.

LEARN MORE ABOUT STOPIT

New FISD Sports Website Spotlights District’s Student-Athletes

Frisco ISD has launched a new website – friscoisdsports.com – to help highlight student-athletes and the achievements of the District’s teams. The District homepage includes news, photos, feature stories, schedules and standings, and each high school has its own homepage with links to individual sports.

Friscoisdsports.com will also be the home of broadcasts by the District’s sports broadcast class, which is now offered at the Career and Technical Education Center. A free FISD sports app, with all the content from the website, will be available soon in Apple and Google Play stores.

CHECK OUT THE WEBSITE

Calling Volunteers to Support New Entrepreneurship Program!

Looking for a way to make a difference? Frisco ISD needs the community’s help to make a new entrepreneurship program especially meaningful for students!

This school year, four high schools are piloting INCubatoredu, which aims to bring learning to life by combining business knowledge with authentic entrepreneurial experience. There are multiple volunteer opportunities for local entrepreneurs and business professionals with experience in finance, marketing, web/app development, law and more.

LEARN HOW TO GET INVOLVED
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