Frisco ISD eNewsletter: June 22, 2022

Jun 22, 2022

Approved Budget Includes Pay Raises, Additional Staff

The Board of Trustees met in special session this week to adopt the 2022-23 budget and compensation plan. The approved budget adds more than 200 new positions as the District prepares to open two new schools this fall and welcome an estimated 1,600 new students. It also includes a 3.25-4% staff raise and hourly wage increases and stipends for those in especially hard-to-staff positions. The tax rate is projected to drop about 4.5 cents to $1.2214 per $100 valuation as a result of rising property values.


Now Hiring for the Coming School Year

Frisco ISD is actively recruiting teachers, paraprofessionals, bus drivers, child nutrition workers and custodians to join our team in the new school year. The District offers numerous benefits, including working the same hours as your child and having the same days off. The children of FISD employees are also able to attend FISD schools even if they do not live in the District.

The approved budget increases pay for certain positions from $0.85 to $2.50 per hour. The beginning teacher salary has increased to $58,250. Join us for a job fair on July 14 to learn about a wide variety of opportunities or make plans to attend the Child Nutrition specific job fair on July 18.


School Board Updates Procedures, Leadership

Trustee Gopal Ponangi was sworn in for a second term at the regular School Board meeting this month. Newly elected trustees Marvin Lowe and Stephanie Elad took the oath of office in May. René Archambault will continue to serve as Board president in the coming year, with Debbie Gillespie and Dynette Davis serving as vice president and secretary, respectively. In addition to approving its new organization, the Board also updated the procedures for commenting at Board meetings, including extending the time for individual speakers from two minutes to three minutes.


Trustees Adopt New Policy on Library Materials

Earlier this month, School Board members approved a new local Board policy to address sexually explicit content in library books and affirm a parent’s role in determining what is appropriate for their student. The new EFB (LOCAL) defines and explicitly prohibits obscene content as well as provides for an expedited review process for books that are alleged to contain obscene content. FISD is also finalizing new administrative guidelines which will be in place for the new school year that will increase the number of required reviews for a book to be purchased and remove an unreliable reviewer from the list of approved reviewers.


Free Summer Learning Opportunities Available for Secondary Students

Students entering grades 7-12 next school year have the opportunity to participate in free online tutorials this summer to address any learning gaps and ensure they are ready for grade-level instruction in the fall. Students may self-enroll in these courses now through August 31. In addition to personalized instruction in English, math, science and social studies, there are also free resources to prepare for STAAR and college readiness exams!

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