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Frisco ISD eNewsletter: August 23, 2019

Aug 23, 2019

New School Year Brings New Accountability Initiative

Frisco ISD has grown to nearly 62,000 students in the new school year, an increase of more than 2,300 from the same time last year. The District remains committed to building on the reputation that has made our school district a destination for so many families. This school year, FISD is renewing and expanding engagement to ensure improvement efforts are tailored to the community’s definition of success.

“We know the true effectiveness of our schools will be measured by our ability to develop students who can innovate, persevere and contribute to the changing world around them,” said Superintendent of Schools Dr. Mike Waldrip.

The District will provide a number of additional data points though a new Community-Based Accountability System. Check out the first focus on Student Learning and Progress. Join us on social media using the hashtag #canttestthat as we work to demonstrate that student success is about much more than just a test or letter grade.


School Board Sets 2019 Property Tax Rate

Property owners in Frisco ISD will see more than a 10-cent decrease in the school district’s tax rate in 2019, saving the owner of the average home $315 compared to last year. Both the Tax Ratification Election (TRE) approved in November and school finance reform passed by the Texas Legislature increased operational funding for FISD at an ultimate savings to local taxpayers. The District will put some of those additional funds toward the expansion of Pre-Kindergarten and new coding equipment to support computer science integration in grades K-6.


New Bag Policy to Enhance Security at Memorial and Toyota Stadiums

Frisco ISD will limit the size and type of bags carried in to Memorial and Toyota Stadiums under a new bag policy designed to provide an additional level of safety for fans and student participants. The policy aligns with area districts and is consistent with bag policies for NCAA and professional sports teams. It differs slightly from Ford Center at The Star due to the number of personnel available to check bags. The first varsity football games of the season are next week.


Apply Now to Serve on District Committees

Calling parents and community members interested in helping to shape education in Frisco ISD and across the state! FISD is seeking new members for the Long-Range Planning Committee, as well as a new committee that will recommend legislative priorities and proposals to the School Board. The application will also serve as interest form for other new or upcoming committees developed by the District.

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