Campuses Conduct Back-to-School Safety Audits
What’s new: As the new school year approaches, Frisco ISD staff are closely examining exterior school doors to ensure they close and lock properly. Campus staff will conduct regular checks at least once a week during the
Dig deeper: The door checks are part of a series of requirements mandated by the state in the wake of the Uvalde tragedy. Before the start of the school year, districts are also required to:
- Conduct partial school safety audits
- Review emergency plans
- Review access control procedures
- Train all staff, including substitutes, on safety procedures
- Ensure all threat assessment team members are trained
- Schedule all mandatory drills for the school year
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School Cafeterias Return to Paid Meals
First things first: School breakfast and lunch were free for all students nationwide the last two school years, but that will no longer be the case.
The reason: Congress did not extend government funding and flexibility that allowed schools to serve free meals regardless of family income.
The takeaway: School breakfast will be $2 in the new school year. Lunch will be $2.75 for elementary students and $3.75 for middle and high school students. Families with low household income are encouraged to apply for meal benefits.
What now: Visit www.schoolcafe.com/FriscoISD or download the app to:
- Create a cafe account
- View menus
- Make payments
- Apply for free & reduced meals
- Set purchase restrictions
New Process in Place for Library Books
Frisco ISD has taken numerous steps to address concerns related to library books.
What’s new: New administrative guidelines are in place for the identification,
selection, acquisition, and evaluation of library resources. The guidelines increase the number of required reviews for a book to be purchased and remove an unreliable reviewer from the list of approved reviewers.
Between the lines: The guidelines are based on a new policy adopted by the School Board that defines and explicitly prohibits obscene content. New
staff have also been hired to support future purchases and help review existing collections.
Flashback: Watch the discussion from the June School Board meeting.
The takeaway: Frisco ISD is unequivocally committed to ensuring our libraries do not contain sexually inappropriate materials.VIEW THE UPDATES