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Frisco ISD Fills Key Administrative Positions

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The Frisco ISD Board of Trustees formally approved several key hires during School Board meetings this spring. Congratulations to the following individuals: June 2017 Ashley Rainwater, associate principal at Liberty High School, was named principal at Liberty. Rainwater has worked at Liberty since 2011, first as assistant principal and then associate principal. She previously was an instructional coach/department chair at …

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Savings Strategies Result in Balanced 2017-18 Budget

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The Frisco ISD Board of Trustees approved a 2017-18 budget Monday that prioritizes the long-term sustainability of the District, while incorporating strategies that have limited or no impact on student learning. The $473.5 million budget is the result of months of work by employees, parents and citizens who examined previous practices and spending. Input and feedback from the Priorities-Based Budget (PBB) process reinforced existing …

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Annual Campaign to Benefit Frisco Education Foundation

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The non-profit that exists exclusively to benefit Frisco ISD students and staff is hoping to grow its reach in the 2017-18 school year and impact even more students and educators. The Frisco Education Foundation hopes to raise $100,000 by July 31 through its I’M IN campaign, a fundraising effort aimed at getting community stakeholders – parents, educators, administration and citizens …

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Frisco ISD School Board Set to Adopt 2017-18 Budget

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Frisco, Texas – The Frisco ISD Board of Trustees will consider a 2017-18 budget Monday that prioritizes teacher pay and incorporates nearly 60 strategies to reduce costs and generate additional revenue. A public hearing and vote is scheduled during the regular School Board meeting on June 19. The meeting starts at 7:30 p.m. in the Frisco ISD Administration Building, 5515 …

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Governor Signs Senate Bill 2118:  Collin College Enters The Bachelor Degree Business

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June 14, 2017–After years of diligent planning and tireless legislative effort, Texas Governor Greg Abbott signed Senate Bill 2118 authorizing Collin College to offer three baccalaureate degrees: a bachelor of science in nursing (BSN) degree, a bachelor of applied technology degree, and a bachelor of applied science degree. The college will now begin the process of seeking accreditation for the …

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Frisco ISD School Board Hires Dr. Mike Waldrip as New Superintendent

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Longtime Educator Brings Experience in FISD, Coppell ISD to the Top Job The Frisco ISD Board of Trustees unanimously approved a contract Monday afternoon with Dr. Mike Waldrip, the District’s next superintendent of schools. Dr. Waldrip, current superintendent of Coppell ISD, will replace Dr. Jeremy Lyon on July 1. Dr. Lyon is retiring June 30 after more than four years …

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Collin College Presents Cultural Sanctimony (Photographic Works From Collin College Students)

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June 5, 2017 – THE ARTS gallery will present Cultural Sanctimony, photographic works by Collin College students under the direction of photographer and Collin College art professor Byrd Williams, from June 19-July 21. The exhibition is free and open to the public. The exhibition addresses a range of topics and demonstrates several photographic processes in an installation that engages, confronts …

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House And Senate Pass Senate Bill 2118:  Collin College Plans To Introduce Three Baccalaureate Degrees

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June 1, 2017 – After questions developed over amendments added by the House of Representatives, SB 2118 relating to authorization by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board for certain public junior colleges to offer baccalaureate degree programs was referred to Conference Committee.  The conferees reported the bill out of Committee on May 28 and with a vote of 28-3 in …

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Collin College Students Participate In Nasa Program

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Three Collin College students recently traveled to NASA’s Johnson Space Center to participate in the NASA Community College Aerospace Scholars project (NCAS). Jon Parker Brooks and Kyla Reedy, both of McKinney, and Lucia Cisneros of The Colony were three of 348 community college students from across the country selected to be part of NCAS. The four-day visit to the Johnson …

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Elementary Teams Dominate Statewide Academic Competition

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Student teams from Frisco ISD elementary schools took four of the top five places in the Lone Star Challenge (LSC), a statewide academic competition for students in grades 4-6. The team from Borchardt Elementary finished second overall, with students from Anderson, Riddle and Isbell elementary schools coming in third, fourth and fifth, respectively. Teams from Ashley, Sparks, McSpedden and Comstock …