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Two Mosquito Pools Test Positive For West Nile Virus; Frisco To Spray Friday And Saturday Nights

Two Mosquito Pools Test Positive For West Nile Virus; Frisco To Spray Friday And Saturday Nights

(September 3, 2015) The City of Frisco will apply larvicide and spray for mosquitoes after...

Frisco City Hall Closed Monday, 9/7; Other Services Affected

Frisco City Hall Closed Monday, 9/7; Other Services Affected

No trash or recycling services will be provided on Monday, September 7.  Services will be...

Catch the Weekend Buzz! 09/04/2015-09/06/2015

Catch the Weekend Buzz! 09/04/2015-09/06/2015

Looking for something to do this weekend? We’ve compiled a list of activities for easy viewing....

Frisco CVB Hires New Director Of Sales And Services

Frisco CVB Hires New Director Of Sales And Services

(Frisco, Texas) September 3, 2015 ~ Michael Szymanski has been hired as the new director of sales...

New Electronic Billing For City Utilities Adds Convenience While Saving Printing, Postage Costs

New Electronic Billing For City Utilities Adds Convenience While Saving Printing, Postage Costs

(September 1, 2015) No more paper.  Beginning today, city utility customers can choose the...

Two Mosquito Pools Test Positive For West Nile Virus; Frisco To Spray Friday And Saturday Nights
(September 3, 2015) The City of Frisco will apply larvicide and spray for mosquitoes after receiving confirmation today two separate mosquito pools tested ‘positive’ for West Nile v ...
Frisco City Hall Closed Monday, 9/7; Other Services Affected
No trash or recycling services will be provided on Monday, September 7.  Services will be delayed by one day.  For example, Monday service moves to Tuesday, September 8, Tuesday service move ...
New Electronic Billing For City Utilities Adds Convenience While Saving Printing, Postage Costs
(September 1, 2015) No more paper.  Beginning today, city utility customers can choose the convenience of e-billing.  Interested customers must register online to receive electronic bills ve ...
Frisco Police Incident Reports 08/24/2015-08/30/2015
DATE           CFS#        OFFENSE/INCIDENT LOCATION08/25/2015 15081312 ACCIDENT INVOLVING DAMAGE TO VEH>=$200 U ...
Frisco Police Arrest Reports 08/24/2015-08/30/2015
ARREST#   DATE         CHARGE LOCATION OFFENSE 15001848 08/24/2015 7200 STONEBROOK PKWY SPEEDING VIOLATE PROMISE TO APPEAR 15001849 08/24/2015 NA ...
Frisco ISD eNewsletter: September 2, 2015
Students Excel on AP, ACT and STAAR Exams  Frisco ISD is starting the new school year with new data regarding student achievement. Students continue to outperform their peers in Texas and across ...
Questions to Ask When Choosing a New Daycare or Childcare
When choosing a new childcare, daycare, or preschool there are so many options, it can be difficult to make the best choice. Childcares may appear to be the same, but there are many major differences ...
Wanted: Professionals to Volunteer for ISM Symposium
Like everything in Frisco ISD, the Independent Study and Mentorship (ISM) program is growing! The District needs volunteers to offer professional advice to approximately 330 high school juniors and s ...
Portal Connects Students to Online Resources
Frisco ISD students now have one place to look for web links often used as part of their school work. The Student Portal connects students to online resources like their student email, Google Apps, ...
Frisco ISD Offers New Ticketing Options for Varsity Football
Fans of Frisco ISD football now have new options for purchasing advance tickets to games hosted at Memorial and Toyota stadiums. The District has launched online sales for varsity football games held ...
Frisco CVB Hires New Director Of Sales And Services
(Frisco, Texas) September 3, 2015 ~ Michael Szymanski has been hired as the new director of sales and services for the Frisco Convention & Visitors Bureau. Szymanski who was on the opening sales t ...
Registration Opens Online for the Gary Burns Fun Run
Get your tennis shoes ready! Runners, walkers and supporters of the Frisco Education Foundation may sign up online for the Foundation’s Randolph Brooks Federal Credit Union Gary Burns Fun Run at&nb ...
Hunting in Frisco - Dove Season Starts Tuesday, September 1
On June 22, 2009 Governor Perry signed into law a new bill that will further restrict the areas in which firearms can be discharged in the City of Frisco and Collin County.  Beginning on Se ...
Collin College Trustees Hold Tax Rate Steady
Aug. 26, 2015 – Last night, the Collin College Board of Trustees held the line on the ad valorem tax rate during an open meeting in McKinney in which they approved the college’s annual budget ...
DoorDash now Delivering in Frisco and Addison
Starting today, DoorDash is expanding its service in the Dallas area to include Frisco and Addison, providing on-demand delivery from hundreds of the region's most popular restaura ...
WaterWise Your New Home's Landscape
You just moved into a new home. Your new space is a blank canvas, including the builder’s standardized landscape installments. The builder’s plant material looks good, but you want a ho ...
Williams-Sonoma at Stonebriar Centre Presents Cookbook Club Classes in September and October
FRISCO, TX (August 26, 2015) – For those who love cookbooks and enjoy new recipes, the Cookbook Club classes at Williams-Sonoma at Stonebriar Centre are ideal, showcasing recipes from the latest co ...
Read Your Weeds
Dealing with a proliferation of weeds in your garden this year? Instead of combating the problem with expensive and potentially toxic herbicides, listen to what your weeds are telling you about the he ...
Weekly Lawn Watering Advice 8/24-8/30
One day of watering is needed for the week of Monday (8/24) - Sunday (8/30). Please apply 0.50 inches of water using the Cycle and Soak method to your lawn this week. &nb ...
Cycle and Soak Watering
It’s hot out there! For many North Texas residents, our heavy spring rains followed by sweltering summer temperatures could result in some challenging issues with soil compaction this year. Compact ...
MLS Players to wear special Soccer Kicks Cancer t-shirts prior to matches in September
Apparel available at MLSstore.com during Childhood Cancer Awareness Month NEW YORK (September 3, 2015) – Today Major League Soccer announced that players will wear special Soccer Kicks Cancer t-shi ...
Martes quiets Frisco bats in 5-0 loss
Quintana tosses four scoreless in Double-A debut By Lance Ragland / Frisco RoughRiders   CORPUS CHRISTI, TEXAS (September 2, 2015) - The Frisco RoughRiders had no answers for Corpus Christ ...
FCD Youth Coach Named North Texas Coach of the Year
FCD Youth Coach and College Director Scott Dymond named North Texas Coach of the Year Carter Baum FCDallas.com The FC Dallas Youth teams have picked up more than their share of accolades in 2015, ...
Robinson knocks inside the park home run in win
Riders even series with 6-3 victory on Bark in the Park Night FRISCO, TEXAS (August 26, 2015) - The Frisco RoughRiders evened the series with the San Antonio Missions behind a 6-3 victory at Dr ...
Bring Your Dog To The Roughriders’ Aug. 26 Game
Team Set To Host Second Bark In The Park Night At Dr Pepper Ballpark FRISCO, TEXAS (August 19, 2015) – Calling all Canines! Pooches and Puppies are invited to the Frisco RoughRiders' game on Wednes ...
Catch the Weekend Buzz! 09/04/2015-09/06/2015
Looking for something to do this weekend? We’ve compiled a list of activities for easy viewing. If you would like to add an event in future editions, please send it to ...
Announcing Autumn & Winter Walking Tours!
Guided tours of the Museum of the American Railroad’s new facilities have been extended through December 5th.  Due to the strong response throughout the summer, tours of a portion of the histor ...
Catch the Weekend Buzz! 08/27/2015-08/29/2015
Looking for something to do this weekend? We’ve compiled a list of activities for easy viewing. If you would like to add an event in future editions, please send it to ...
September 11th Seed Scattering At Freedom Meadow
Frisco, Texas August 25rd 2015: Join the Frisco Garden Club for the annual observance of September 11th. The quiet ceremony begins at 6 p.m. at Freedom Meadow in Warren Sports Complex on Eldorado Par ...
Catch the Weekend Buzz! 08/20/2015-08/22/2015
Looking for something to do this weekend? We’ve compiled a list of activities for easy viewing. If you would like to add an event in future editions, please send it to ...

Although FISD is getting a bit of a break from opening schools in 2011, the need to plan and study growth in the district never stops.

At a short meeting on Tuesday, October 4, the Administration and Board discussed short and long-term implications of growth as it relates to future schools and zoning considerations.

As students returned to school this year, a slight change in growth patterns was noted. As the students are aging forward in FISD, it appears for the next five-seven years that the higher increases in population will be at the secondary level.

The most immediate need for a secondary school in FISD is to relieve Fowler Middle School. FISD opened three middle schools this year for a total of 12. Fowler Middle school is now the largest middle school with 1,074 students. In recent years, FISD has capped middle school enrollment at 1,125 students, which may be the case at Fowler next year. New students moving in could temporarily be sent to another middle school during that time.

FISD administrators will bring an agenda item to the Board at the October 11 school board meeting to consider moving forward with plans to open a 13th middle school in 2012 to relieve Fowler and also Scoggins, which is projected to exceed the cap in 2013. Richard Wilkinson, Deputy Superintendent for Business and Operations, will be seeking authorization to look at changing the location of a currently owned parcel of land or purchasing land in an area north of SH 121. After a site is determined, bid documents will be drafted and issued, with the hopes of awarding a contract in January and the project beginning no later than March. The process for determining the zone for this school will begin in the fall of 2011, with a draft option going to the Board for discussion in November, an opportunity for citizen input on the option taking place in December, and a final decision being made in January.

In looking at current FISD students and aging them forward, it appears that a 7th high school will be needed in 2014 in the northeast quadrant of the district to primarily relieve Liberty and some of Heritage and Centennial. A decision will need to be made in the early fall of 2011 in order to move forward with the design of the building. A zone for this school would be determined in the fall of 2013. FISD currently has six high schools – Frisco High was the first, Centennial opened in 2003, Wakeland and Liberty opened in 2006, Heritage opened in 2009 and Lone Star opened this year. This will allow a bit more time between high schools to determine the best zone. An 8th high school will most likely be needed in the southwest quadrant of the district in 2016. This decision will need to be made in 2013-2014. This high school will relieve Frisco High and possibly Wakeland. High school additions will still be part of the long-range plan to increase the capacity to 2,000-2,100 as needed. Questions regarding processes and timelines for rezoning can be directed to Dennis Brent and Rick Cohagan at 469-633-6000.

A part of this special meeting was also the annual review of contracted services. The Board discussed their assessment of architectural, financial, legal, auditing and demographic services. The Board and Administration are pleased with all of the firms that currently work with the district. As they look at the future construction needs of the district, they would like to consider allowing the architectural firms to switch out some of their design focus. Corgan Associates has been designing middle schools and elementary schools, with Centennial being the only high school they have designed. SHW Group Architects has been designing high school and special use facilities.

The Board and Administration concluded the evening with a three-hour team building session that included a review of board operating guidelines, the zoning guidelines, and discussion of the focus on college readiness and 21st century learning skills.

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