Frisco ISD to Further Invest in Priorities Outlined to Voters
Frisco ISD will use revenue from a higher operations tax rate to reduce class size, boost staff pay, increase access to technology and enhance STEM programs in spring 2019. The School Board funded the improvements through several budget amendments this week following the passage of November’s Tax Ratification Election (TRE). Other priorities outlined to voters will be incorporated into the 2019-20 budget and implemented next school year. LEARN MORE
Students to Play at PGA Facility Starting in 2022
Frisco ISD students will benefit from a partnership with the City of Frisco, PGA of America and other public and private partners. The agreement, which includes golf courses, practice areas and a clubhouse owned by the city, will allow high school golfers to play and practice at the facility, as well as create new learning opportunities in multiple career fields.
FISD’s $5.8 million contribution to the project represents about 1 percent of the total estimated $520 million public-private investment. The District’s involvement will not impact the tax rate or funds for the classroom, but increased school property tax revenue from the development is projected to exceed FISD’s contribution. READ MORE
FISD Named to AP Honor Roll Two Years in a Row
Frisco ISD has been recognized by the College Board for continuing to expand access to Advanced Placement (AP) exams, while also showing gains in the percentage of exams earning scores of 3 or better. In the 2017-18 school year, 76 percent of exams administered in FISD earned a score of 3, 4 or 5. In comparison, 48 percent of students in Texas and 58 percent of student nationwide scored a 3 or higher last year.
This is the third time FISD has been named to the AP District Honor Roll. The District was previously recognized in 2013 and 2017. LEARN MORE
Develop the Whole Child
Frisco ISD is committed to supporting students’ social, emotional and mental health needs. Each month, teachers share lessons with students to help them develop important life skills and positive character traits.
During the month of December, the focus has been on curiosity and how it can deepen students’ learning. Help foster curiosity in your child by encouraging them to explore their interests, try something new or learn new skills. LEARN MORE ABOUT CURIOSITY