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Fend Off Costly Foundation Repairs

Fend Off Costly Foundation Repairs

Extended dry periods may cause foundation problems. When our clay soils become extremely dry, the...

Volunteer this fall and help kids stay safe

Volunteer this fall and help kids stay safe

Frisco Fire Safety Town is gearing up for a busy fall, and it needs plenty of enthusiastic...

Utility billing office closed two days for system upgrade

Utility billing office closed two days for system upgrade

The City of Frisco’s Revenue Collections Office, on the first floor of City Hall, will be...

Frisco changes trash/recycling service provider

Frisco changes trash/recycling service provider

Progressive is now providing service throughout the City of Frisco.  The city ended its...

Frisco Family Services is on a mission to Feed Frisco

Frisco Family Services is on a mission to Feed Frisco

FRISCO, Texas, July 16, 2014 – Frisco Family Services is on a mission to keep Frisco residents fed...

Utility billing office closed two days for system upgrade
The City of Frisco’s Revenue Collections Office, on the first floor of City Hall, will be closed Thursday, July 24, and Friday, July 25, for a major upgrade of the utility billing system. Th ...
Frisco changes trash/recycling service provider
Progressive is now providing service throughout the City of Frisco.  The city ended its contract with CWD for trash and recycling service on July 14. Progressive was awarded the contrac ...
Soccer game likely to cause increased traffic near Toyota Stadium Saturday night
(July 18, 2014) There will be increased traffic around Toyota Stadium on Saturday evening, July 19, due to a soccer game that starts at 8 p.m.  Before the game, heavy traffic is expected on north ...
Frisco Police Incident Reports 07/07/2014 - 07/13/2014
DATE         CFS#        OFFENSE/INCIDENT LOCATION07/10/2014 14060361 ACCIDENT INVOLVING DAMAGE TO VEH>=$200 8200 DALLAS PKWY07/07/2014 1 ...
Frisco Police Arrest Reports 07/07/2014 - 07/13/2014
DATE                        CHARGE LOCATIONOFFENSE 14001345 07/07/2014 7200 STONEBRO ...
Campus Leader Update for 2014-15
The following campus leaders were approved at the Monday, July 21, special meeting of the Board of Trustees: Wakeland High School Associate Principal:  Dr. Donna Edge- current associate ...
Frisco Commons Spray Park Now Open!
The repairs to the spray park at Frisco Commons are complete and the spray park is now operational.  The park is open daily from 8am to 8pm.  The spray parks at J.R. Newman P ...
Child Abuse & Neglect: It's Everyone’s Problem Child Abuse Prevention Training
A Professional Development Workshop for child care staff, school personnel and anyone working with children will be held on August 16, 2014, St. Philip's Episcopal Preschool, 6400 Stonebrook Parkway, ...
Student Transfer Process Now More User-Friendly
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5 Ways to Keep Your Child Safe in the Summer
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Frisco Women's League 2014 Mother and Daughter Tea
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Volunteer this fall and help kids stay safe
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Frisco Family Services is on a mission to Feed Frisco
FRISCO, Texas, July 16, 2014 – Frisco Family Services is on a mission to keep Frisco residents fed this summer. Last October, because of low donations during the summer and a 20% increase in food ne ...
Dove and Teal Seasons Set
Dove hunters will have more opportunity later in the season with dates and bag limits finalized this last week. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has approved the 2014-2015 Texas dove season, includ ...
Clothe A Child is coming!
Clothe a Child seeks to address clothing needs of economically disadvantaged children through partnerships with Celina, Frisco, Little Elm & Prosper ISDs, churches, area businesses and Kohl’s. C ...
Fend Off Costly Foundation Repairs
Extended dry periods may cause foundation problems. When our clay soils become extremely dry, the soil constricts and the foundation sinks, causing cracks. Prevent future costly repairs by keeping the ...
Saturday! Support for You - Frisco Farmer's Market Weekly Newsletter
Support for You and Your Health Save A Family Farm It is easy to take for granted the availability of fresh fruits and vegetables that we have in ...
Every Orphan's Hope Run for Orphans 5K and 1-Mile Family Run
This family friendly event is designed to benefit the orphan-care initiatives of Every Orphan’s Hope, based in Frisco and Buckner Shoes for Orphan Souls®, based in Dallas. Enjoy musical entertainme ...
Caring for Trees in Modified Stage 3
In addition to their attractiveness, trees provide many benefits to a landscape - from reductions in energy costs to filtering and removing pollutants. However, trees can require some extra atte ...
New Hantavirus Cases Trigger Precaution Reminder
Two recent cases of hantavirus pulmonary syndrome were confirmed in residents of the Texas Panhandle and South Plains, bringing the year’s total to three. Texas had one case in 2013. No cases were ...
FC Dallas Homegrown Midfielder Danny Garcia Added to Chipotle MLS Homegrown Game Roster
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Aston Villa's Texas Tour
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'Riders Split the Twin Bill
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Vaughn named as official goaltending equipment partner of the NAHL
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Mauro Diaz "proud" of Argentina's performance in 2014 FIFA World Cup
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Catch the Weekend Buzz! 07/18/2014 - 07/20/2014
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 ...
Frisco Heritage Village Open House July 20
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The Heritage Association of Frisco Presents Shawnee Trail Cowboy Day!
Saturday, November 8, 2014 from 11AM to 4PM 6455 Page St. Frisco,TX We are all blessed to continue the pioneering spirit of the Native Americans, cowboys, ranchers and farmers who first saw the pote ...
Catch the Weekend Buzz! 07/11/2014 - 07/13/2014
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Carson’s Crusaders Foundation 3rd Annual Brighten the Night Wine Tasting and Live Auction
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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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