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Sponsors needed for Back to School Fun Fair

Sponsors needed for Back to School Fun Fair

Help Frisco Family Services assist more than 400 Frisco ISD students through the Frisco...

Frisco ISD Names New Campus and District Administrators

Frisco ISD Names New Campus and District Administrators

Frisco ISD continues to fill key administrative positions for the 2015-16 school year. Please...

Neighborhood Safety Tips For Parents

Neighborhood Safety Tips For Parents

Keeping you and your family safety is a big deal. But sometimes, it’s the little changes you make...

Overdrive Digital Bookmobile Visits Frisco Public Library

Overdrive Digital Bookmobile Visits Frisco Public Library

(June 29, 2015)--Library members can learn more about the thousands of eBooks and audiobooks...

New on the Menu: Which Wich® Superior Sandwiches Now Open at Stonebriar Centre

New on the Menu: Which Wich® Superior Sandwiches Now Open at Stonebriar Centre

FRISCO, TX (June 29, 2015) – Which Wich® Superior Sandwiches, a Dallas-based international...

Frisco Road Closures July 2-4
Road Closures on July 2 Many of the streets around the George A. Purefoy Municipal Center will be closed starting at 5 p.m. on Thursday, July 2, and will remain closed Friday and Saturday, July 3-4 ( ...
Frisco Police Incident Reports 06/22/2015-06/28/2015
DATE            CFS#        OFFENSE/INCIDENT LOCATION06/28/2015 15060175 ACCIDENT INVOLVING DAM TO VEH>=$200 PRESTON RD / ROLATER RD06/26/2015 1505 ...
Frisco Police Arrest Reports 06/22/2015-06/28/2015
ARREST#   DATE         CHARGE LOCATION OFFENSE 15001350 06/22/2015 6900 PRESTON RD POSS CS PG1 <1G NO DRIVERS LICENSE DISPLAY UNAUTHORIZED LICE ...
LibraryLocker Open for Business
The Frisco Library is testing out new technology at the Frisco Athletic Center (5828 Nancy Jane Lane). In the FAC Lobby, you’ll now notice the LibraryLocker, a new “one stop shop” for returning ...
Mosquito Surveillance, Outdoor Warning Sirens Top Town Hall Discussion
Know the Difference: Nuisance Mosquitoes vs. Disease Carrying Mosquitoes After a rainy start to the season, Frisco’s Development Services Department is continuing to monitor the city’s mosquito p ...
Frisco ISD eNewsletter: July 2, 2015
Strategic Plan Envisions Frisco ISD of the Future  The Frisco ISD School Board has approved a strategic plan to guide the District's efforts over the next three to five years. The document ref ...
Frisco ISD Names New Campus and District Administrators
Frisco ISD continues to fill key administrative positions for the 2015-16 school year. Please join us in congratulating the following individuals, who were approved during the regular School Board ...
Strategic Plan to Guide Frisco ISD into the Future
The Frisco ISD School Board approved a strategic plan Monday to guide the District’s efforts over the next three to five years. The document reflects five months of work by more than 200 educator ...
School Board Approves 2015-16 Budget
Returning Frisco ISD teachers will each receive a pay raise of about $1,475 under the budget for the 2015-16 fiscal year, approved by the School Board Monday night. This represents a 2.5 percent of ...
Borchardt Students Win State Academic Competition
Teams of students from 31 Frisco ISD elementary schools participated in the Lone Star Challenge competition this spring, putting their reading, writing, math and science skills to the test. For the ...
Sponsors needed for Back to School Fun Fair
Help Frisco Family Services assist more than 400 Frisco ISD students through the Frisco Family Services Back to School Fun Fair! This critical program provides backpacks, school supplies, new cl ...
And the Winners Are ...
FRISCO, Texas, June 26, 2015 – "It wasn't rigged, I promise!" stated Golf Chair Andrew Sefzik as he announced the winning team of the Frisco Family Services 13th Annual Mayor's Golf Classic, held Mo ...
Phase III Groundbreaking To Add 38,203 Square Feet Of Mixed-Use Space At The Shops At Starwood In Frisco, Texas
Whitestone REIT (NYSE: WSR) (“Whitestone”) broke ground on the much-anticipated Phase III expansion of The Shops at Starwood on Friday, June 26. The highly recognizable, fully-leased center is loc ...
Frisco Group Forms to Support Uniform Alcohol Laws
Asks Citizens to Sign Local Option Petition The Frisco Committee for Economic Growth, a special purpose political action committee, has formed to ask voters to support uniform alcohol sales in Frisco ...
Groundbreaking For The Development Of Additional Mixed-Use Space At The Shops At Starwood In Frisco, Texas Set To Take Place June 26 At 10:00 Am
Whitestone REIT (NYSE: WSR) (“Whitestone”) announced today that it will host the groundbreaking for the much anticipated Phase III expansion of The Shops at Starwood on Friday, June 26 at 10:00 a. ...
Protecting Your Home's Foundation
Have you been checking on your home’s foundation this summer? The recent dramatic weather changes mean that our soils are getting a bit of a “workout.” North Texas clay soils expand as the ...
Last Market Day till July 11,2015
Greetings! Fresh! Food! And Fun! This is what the Frisco Rotary Farmers Market is all about. Join us this Saturday, June 27th, 2015 from 8 am to Noonish for the last Market in June.  We are cl ...
Water with the Weather
Texas wouldn’t be Texas without dramatic fluctuations in the weather. The past few weeks have shifted from hot and dry, to exceptionally rainy. These fluctuations illustrate the importanc ...
It's Okay to be Shady
With another hot summer on its way, shade in your landscape can provide a welcome respite for both you and your plants. Shady areas present a unique set of conditions and challenges, but with th ...
Williams-Sonoma at Stonebriar Centre Presents June Schedule of Complimentary Cooking Classes
July Cookbook Club features recipes from Trisha Yearwood’s new cookbook, Trisha’s Table FRISCO, TX (June 11, 2015) -- It’s summertime and Williams-Sonoma at Stonebriar Centre thinks the cooking ...
Lamar Hunt US Open Cup Match Recap: Sporting KC 6, FC Dallas 2
FCD eliminated at SKC through four goals from forward Dom Dwyer KANSAS CITY, Kansas (Wednesday, July 1) – FC Dallas lost a 6-2 match to Sporting Kansas City tonight at Sporting Park in Kansas City, ...
Fireworks Galore On Fourth Of July Weekend At Dr Pepper Ballpark
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FC Dallas inks Mauro Diaz, Moises Hernandez and Tesho Akindele to new, multi-year contracts
Diaz and Hernandez signed through 2019 season; Akindele through the 2018 campaign FRISCO, Texas (Thursday, June 25) – FC Dallas has signed midfielder Mauro Diaz, defender Moises Hernandez and forwa ...
Josh Hamilton To Rehab In Frisco On Wednesday
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Martĺn Pérez And Matt Harrison Set To Rehab With Frisco
Former Roughriders Expected To Start On Current Home Stand FRISCO, TEXAS (June 21, 2015) – The Texas Rangers announced today that pitchers Martín Pérez  and Matt Harrison are expected to beg ...
Catch the Weekend Buzz! 07/03/2015-07/05/2015
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Celebrate Freedom With Frisco July 3 & 4: Hotter 'N Firecrackers 5k Glow Run, Dachshund Dash July 3; Frisco Freedom Fest, Fireworks July 4
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Frisco Square Calling Artists to Arts in the Square 2016
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Overdrive Digital Bookmobile Visits Frisco Public Library
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New on the Menu: Which Wich® Superior Sandwiches Now Open at Stonebriar Centre
FRISCO, TX (June 29, 2015) – Which Wich® Superior Sandwiches, a Dallas-based international concept that’s famous for its customizable sandwiches, creative ordering system and personalized sandwi ...

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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