Frisco ISD eNewsletter: May 30, 2019

May 30, 2019

Graduation Marks the End of Another Successful School Year

Frisco ISD is proud to join family and friends in celebrating the Class of 2019! Graduation ceremonies are tomorrow and Saturday at Comerica Center and Ford Center at The Star. Find details here on facility guidelines, transportation/parking and how to watch live online. Earlier this week, the District honored the top ten graduates from each high school for their tenacity and hard work.


Legislature Passes Comprehensive School Finance Reform

Frisco ISD is projected to receive $30-35 million in increased funding next school year under a bill passed over the weekend by the Texas Legislature. House Bill 3 would reduce Frisco ISD’s total tax rate by more than 10 cents this year, providing a savings of about $400 for the average FISD homeowner.

“House Bill 3 benefits all school districts and addresses systemic problems in the school finance system,” said Frisco ISD Superintendent of Schools Dr. Mike Waldrip. “We are encouraged by the state’s commitment to providing additional long-term funding for schools and applaud lawmakers for tackling these difficult issues.”


Committee Proposes Amendments to Local Innovation Plan

Frisco ISD seeks additional flexibility from the state in order to better meet the needs of students. FISD is already a District of Innovation, a designation that allows Texas school districts to become exempt from certain sections of the Texas Education Code. A committee recently recommended four additional exemptions from state law for the School Board to consider, in addition to three existing exemptions.


Pink Elementary Receives National STEM Certification

Pink Elementary is one of only 25 schools across the country recognized by the National Institute for STEM Education as a National STEM Certified Campus. The designation provides more resources for teachers to support technology integration, scientific argumentation and engineering design processes.


Space Still Available for Mindbender Academy

Have a student in middle school in the fall? Your incoming sixth, seventh or eighth grader is eligible to attend Mindbender Academy, a hands-on STEAM camp hosted by the Frisco Education Foundation. Registration is still available for the weeks of June 10-13 and June 17-20. The cost is $200 per session.

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