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Recent Inflows Increase Water Supply Capacities in Lakes Lavon and Jim Chapman NTMWD to Ease Watering Schedule June 1st

Recent Inflows Increase Water Supply Capacities in Lakes Lavon and Jim Chapman NTMWD to Ease Watering Schedule June 1st

Water customers urged to continue conservation measures and water only when needed (Wylie,...

Attend Frisco's Rainwater Harvesting Workshop

Attend Frisco's Rainwater Harvesting Workshop

Want to learn more about rainwater harvesting? Attend one of our TWO free Rainwater...

Road closures throughout Frisco Square March 28 - 29 for 'Arts in the Square'

Road closures throughout Frisco Square March 28 - 29 for 'Arts in the Square'

(March 26, 2015)  Coleman Boulevard, which is the main entrance to Frisco Square and the...

Catch the Weekend Buzz! 03/27/2015-03/29/2015

Catch the Weekend Buzz! 03/27/2015-03/29/2015

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

 Frisco Family Services 21st Annual Gala will bring Collin County community together as ONE

Frisco Family Services 21st Annual Gala will bring Collin County community together as ONE

Raising funds to prevent hunger and homelessness and address other urgent needs FRISCO, Texas,...

Road closures throughout Frisco Square March 28 - 29 for 'Arts in the Square'
(March 26, 2015)  Coleman Boulevard, which is the main entrance to Frisco Square and the Frisco Public Library, will be closed this Saturday and Sunday, March 28 and 29, for “Arts in the Square ...
Frisco Police Incident Reports 03/16/2015 - 03/22/2015
DATE              CFS#          OFFENSE/INCIDENT LOCATION03/17/2015 15024614 ACCIDENT INVO ...
Frisco Police Arrest Reports 03/16/2015-03/22/2015
ARREST#    DATE            CHARGE LOCATION OFFENSE 15000566 03/16/2015 LEBANON RD / PLANTATION LN DRIVIE W/LIC INV W/PREV CONV/S ...
Frisco Police Investigate Shooting
FRISCO, TX – The Frisco Police Department is currently investigating a shooting that occurred on 03/23/2015, in the 14000 block of Turnbridge Dr. Dispatchers were notified of the incident at 7:29 pm ...
Town Hall Meeting to be held March 23; 2014 'Year in Review', City Election on Agenda
(March 18, 2015)  It could be remembered as the ‘year of the shovel’.  For Frisco, it’s another example of ‘Progress in Motion’. During a March 23 Town Hall Meeting the City of Fri ...
Elementary Schools to Host 2015-16 Kindergarten Round-Up
Frisco ISD invites parents to pre-register their children to enter kindergarten for the 2015-2016 school year.  All 37 elementary schools will host Kindergarten Round-Up the week of April 6-10 f ...
Arts in the Square to Highlight FISD Fine Arts Programs
Frisco ISD students and teachers will showcase their artwork side by side with professional artists this weekend during Arts in the Square. The two-day festival will feature more than 120 local and r ...
Students Raise $12,000 for Water Well in Swaziland, Africa World Water Day: Sunday, March 22nd
Frisco middle and high school students raised over $12,000 in less than six months to build water well for Swaziland, Africa and will announce their achievement on Sunday, March 22nd as a part of Worl ...
Mindbender Academy Registration Set for Friday, March 20
Registration for Mindbender Academy will take place online at www.mypaymentsplus.com beginning at 7 a.m. on Friday, March 20, 2015. The popular summer camp, which is a program of the Frisco Education ...
Easter Eggstravaganza
23nd Annual Easter Eggstravaganza, Saturday, March 21, 2015     FREE EVENTAges: 12 and under1-4 p.m.; Egg Hunt: 2 p.m. sharp! Toyota Soccer Center, 9200 World Cup Way (Fields 9-1 ...
Recent Inflows Increase Water Supply Capacities in Lakes Lavon and Jim Chapman NTMWD to Ease Watering Schedule June 1st
Water customers urged to continue conservation measures and water only when needed (Wylie, Texas-March 26, 2015) The North Texas Municipal Water District (NTMWD) Board of Directors has voted to cont ...
Frisco Family Services 21st Annual Gala will bring Collin County community together as ONE
Raising funds to prevent hunger and homelessness and address other urgent needs FRISCO, Texas, March. 24, 2015 – Advanced Fixtures, Inc and the Frisco community are coming together for a night of m ...
Collin College Trustees Welcome New President
Dr. Neil Matkin is a remarkable leader, and we are very excited to welcome him to Collin College,” said Mac Hendricks, who chairs the college’s Board of Trustees. “At every phase of the search p ...
6th Annual You Be The Tour Guide Photo Contest
(Frisco, Texas) March 19, 2015 ~ Last year the Frisco Convention & Visitors Bureau received more than 300 entries in the You Be the Tour Guide Photo Contest. This year it’s possible those entrie ...
Spring Clean Your Home and Spruce Up Your Wardrobe!
As we enter into spring, Frisco Family Services hopes you’ll consider cleaning out those pesky, cluttered closets in your home and donate your new or gently used clothing and household goods to our ...
Attend Frisco's Rainwater Harvesting Workshop
Want to learn more about rainwater harvesting? Attend one of our TWO free Rainwater Harvesting workshops. These workshops will offer an introduction to rainwater harvesting wh ...
Rain Gardens
Rain gardens, also known as bioretention areas, are a great way to incorporate beautiful native plants into your landscape while helping to reduce stormwater runoff and pollution. As stormwater runs ...
Attend Frisco's Fix a Leak Workshop
On average, leaks account for 10,000 gallons of water wasted per household every year. That’s enough to fill a backyard swimming pool!   The City of Frisco is teaming up again with the Environm ...
Daylight savings time is good time to check sleep habits
Frisco physician discusses how new sleep guidelines relate to Sunday's time change FRISCO, TEXAS, MARCH 10, 2015 — How much is enough when it comes to sleep? It’s a question that may be on the m ...
Drip...Drip...Drip...
That leaky faucet or running toilet may not sound like much water, but according to the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), household leaks waste more than one trillion gallons of water annually ...
RoughRiders add Rick Revoir to front office
Experienced sales executive is new VP of Corporate Development FRISCO, TEXAS (MARCH 24, 2015) - The Frisco RoughRiders, the Double-A affiliate of the Texas Rangers, are pleased to announce the ...
Texas Legends Recap 03/24/2015
 Friday, March 20th the Legends took on Austin.  Texas was paced by Justin Dentmon (27 points, eight assists), but the Spurs defeated the Texas Legends 126-113 on the SWBC Court inside th ...
Frisco RoughRiders announce 2015 television schedule on KTXD 47
KTXD 47 TO AIR 20 FRISCO GAMES THIS SEASON FRISCO, TEXAS (MARCH 23, 2015) – The Frisco RoughRiders, the Double-A affiliate of the Texas Rangers, will once again televise 20 games on KTXD 47 this se ...
NAHL announces Divisional Stars of the Week presented by Easton Hockey 3/16/2015
Austin forward Trevor Boyd named Central Division Star of the Week  Fairbanks goalie Kevin Aldridge named Midwest Division Star of the Week Keystone goalie Alex Blankenburg named North Division S ...
Frisco Roughriders To Host “Full House” Theme Night On June 12
Custom Uniforms, Trip To San Francisco & Visit From “Uncle Joey” Highlight Special Night At Dr Pepper Ballpark FRISCO, TEXAS (MARCH 16, 2015) – The Frisco RoughRiders, the Double-A affiliat ...
Catch the Weekend Buzz! 03/27/2015-03/29/2015
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 ...
6th Annual Arts in the Square
Frisco, TEXAS (March 24, 2015) – In collaboration with the Frisco Independent School District, Frisco Square Property Owners Association presents the 6th Annual Arts in the Square, benefitting the F ...
Catch the Weekend Buzz! 03/20/2015-03/22/2015
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 ...
Student Artist Poster Contest VIP Reception 2015
Frisco, TEXAS (March 17, 2015) – In collaboration with the Frisco Independent School District, Frisco Square presents the 6th Annual Arts in the Square, with proceeds going to the Frisco Education F ...
Catch the Weekend Buzz! 03/13/2015-03/15/2015
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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