Frisco ISD eNewsletter: June 3, 2021

Jun 03, 2021

Stay Tuned on Virtual Option for 2021-22 School Year

The 87th Regular Legislative Session adjourned earlier this week without final approval of a bill that would have expanded online learning in Texas and provided full funding to school districts who provide this opportunity to students. While it is still possible that the Governor will add this item to the agenda of a future special session or that the Texas Education Commissioner will grant districts a waiver for the 2021-22 school year similar to this past year, Frisco ISD is evaluating whether it can move forward with previously communicated plans for a Virtual School. The District is committed to updating families as soon as possible as more information becomes available and we reevaluate District offerings. Please stay tuned for more information and continue to apply for the Virtual School if you would like your student to participate in virtual learning during the upcoming school year.


FISD to Discuss Budget, Federal Relief Funds

Frisco ISD will hold a public hearing on the proposed 2021-22 budget during its upcoming regular Board meeting on Monday, June 14. The draft $645 million budget is based on a projected enrollment of 65,936 students and combined tax rate of $1.288 per $100 property tax valuation, an estimated decrease of more than two cents from 2020. Additionally, the District will present plans for roughly $6 million in separate federal grant funding to address the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. These funds may be allocated for specific purposes, including new academic interventions and support for student mental health needs. If you would like to provide feedback about how these federal dollars are spent, please complete this short survey by 5 p.m. on Thursday, June 10.


Frisco ISD Celebrates Class of 2021

Frisco ISD was thrilled to join parents, family and friends in honoring more than 4,600 graduates during graduation ceremonies at the Ford Center at The Star. It was a joyous celebration of all that the students had accomplished, full of thank-yous for those who had helped guide them on their 13-year journey. The unexpected circumstances of the last 14 months – and the lessons graduates drew from those experiences – were a topic of many graduation speeches. “As we walk across the stage today and into that future, we can do so knowing that we are truly capable of overcoming any challenge that we face in life,” said Frisco High School valedictorian Bela Achaibar.


Tennis Players Win State Championships

Frisco ISD is emerging as a powerhouse in tennis, with student-athletes winning state titles in three events at the recent UIL Tennis State Tournament. FISD even had two students battling each other in a state championship match, a rare feat for any school district. That FISD head-to-head matchup came in 5A boys singles as Lebanon Trail's Nathan Tserng battled Frisco's Mohan Yechuri, with Tserng coming out on top after three sets. Heritage High School had two state titles in girls singles and doubles. In singles, Sriya Leesha Gourammagari won her championship match in straight sets, while the championship doubles team of Tamiya Lintz and Saundarya Vedula didn't drop a set in all of their three state matches.


Help Students in Need with Back-to-School Supplies

Many may not realize that Frisco ISD is home to 8,500 students who qualify for free or reduced lunch based on their family income. The District is asking for the community’s help to provide free school supplies and backpacks to these students as they prepare for the new school year. For less than $11, you can purchase a school supply kit for an elementary or secondary school student and add on a backpack for $4.75. Together, we can make sure that all students have a strong start to the 2021-22 school year!

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