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Frisco Police Investigates Fatality Crash

Frisco Police Investigates Fatality Crash

FRISCO, TX – Frisco police and fire units were dispatched to a major vehicle collision today at...

Museum Of The American Railroad Open For Exciting Interior Tours This Fall

Museum Of The American Railroad Open For Exciting Interior Tours This Fall

(Frisco, Texas) August 20, 2014 ~ Visitors are now able to walk through a portion of the Museum of...

This Saturday 8 am to 1!  MAGIC - Frisco Farmer's Market Weekly Newsletter

This Saturday 8 am to 1! MAGIC - Frisco Farmer's Market Weekly Newsletter

  MAGIC MUD THAT IS! Completely reliable, magic in a jar, is what I am...

Frisco Family Services Back to School Fun Fair helps close to 300 Frisco ISD Children

Frisco Family Services Back to School Fun Fair helps close to 300 Frisco ISD Children

Our Back to School Fun Fair on Aug. 11 provided...

FC Dallas Match to be Nationally Televised; Crazy Great Ticket Deal & Post Match Fireworks

FC Dallas Match to be Nationally Televised; Crazy Great Ticket Deal & Post Match Fireworks

Your hometown team, FC Dallas, hasn’t lost a league match since May and is coming off of a 5-0...

Frisco Police Investigates Fatality Crash
FRISCO, TX – Frisco police and fire units were dispatched to a major vehicle collision today at 1:23 p.m. at SH 121 and Coit Road, involving a Kenworth 18 wheeler tractor trailer and a Lexus SUV. Th ...
Frisco Police Incident Reports 08/11/2014 - 08/17/2014
DATE              CFS#          OFFENSE/INCIDENT LOCATION08/12/2014 14071338 ACCIDENT INVO ...
Frisco Police Arrest Reports 08/11/2014 - 08/17/2014
ARREST#   DATE             CHARGE LOCATIONOFFENSE 14001597 08/11/2014 2600 PRESTON RD PUBLIC INTOXICATION - DRUNK IN PUBLIC 1 ...
Frisco Police Incident Reports 08/04/2014 - 08/10/2014
DATE              CFS#         OFFENSE/INCIDENT LOCATION08/08/2014 14070123 ACCIDENT INVOLVING ...
Frisco Police Arrest Reports 08/04/2014 - 08/10/2014
ARREST#    DATE            OFFENSE/CHARGE LOCATION 14001553 08/04/2014 DALLAS PKWY / STONEBROOK PKWY DRIVING W/LIC INV W/PREV C ...
Join Frisco ISD for Back-to-School Bash on Saturday, August 23
Frisco ISD families are invited to join Frisco ISD, One Voice and Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority for a Back-to-School Bash at the Student Opportunity Center, 6928 Maple Street in Frisco, on Saturday, Augu ...
2014 Academic Accountability and Community and Student Engagement Ratings
Frisco ISD invites the public to review new ratings for academic accountability and community and student engagement. Academic Accountability The Texas Education Agency has released its 2014 ratings ...
Mother Son Dance Tickets On Sale This Friday, August 15!
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Last Chance to Register for Fall Collin College Classes
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Frisco Family Services Back to School Fun Fair helps close to 300 Frisco ISD Children
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Behringer and PegasusAblon Announce Development of Luxury Multifamily Community in Frisco, Texas
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Congratulations to Navy Seaman Jeremy Foret!
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Frisco Family Services welcomes new Board of Directors members
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Mosquito sample tests positive for West Nile virus
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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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