FISD December Newsletter

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Administration Offices Move to New Address

The Student Opportunity Center and the Acker/KEYS Special Programs Center need room to expand, so those who were previously housed in the Maple Street Complex and the back portion of Acker have now relocated to a new Administration Building and Board Complex at 5515 Ohio Drive, Frisco, Texas 75035. Some offices previously housed at the Administrative Annex and the Sam Carter Service Center have also been relocated to the new building. All phone numbers and emails have remained the same.

 

The departments that can be found at the new building on Ohio include: Administrative Services; Health Coordinators; Benefits; Student Services; Guidance and Counseling and Fine Arts; Business Office; Purchasing/Procurement; Payroll; Risk Management; Demographics Communications; including the Frisco Education Foundation; Curriculum; Human Resources; Program Assessment and Information Services; Superintendent; Special Education; and the Board Meeting and Training facilities.

 

Technology, Training and the Tax Office are still at 6948 Maple. Construction Services, Custodial, Energy Management, Maintenance, Security, and Textbooks are located at 12025 Rolater.

 

We look forward to seeing you at the new centralized location and of being able to better serve our students, parents and staff in a more efficient manner. We also look forward to having you join us at Board meetings in a facility that can accommodate many more citizens. The addition of this new building will meet the office needs of the school district to build out. We were very fortunate to have been able to take advantage of a lull in construction in FISD and the timing coincided with a down construction market. The district was also able to take advantage of zero interest tax credit bonds that covered the majority of the cost of the building.


Public Hearing on School Attendance Zones Held

The FISD Board of Trustees heard comments from the community concerning upcoming rezoning of attendance boundaries at the December 12 School Board meeting. A final decision is expected to be made at the January 9 board meeting. Information about rezoning may be found online.


FISD Community Urged to Take Survey

The FISD Technology Department would like you to share your ideas and opinions in a national online survey. You can join students, educators, and parents from around the country in speaking up to decision-makers about technology, science, and 21st century skills. The deadline for participation is December 23. For more information about the online survey visit http://www.tomorrow.org/speakup/index.html

 

To take the survey: Log on to http://www.speakup4schools.org/speakup2011

 

Note: Parents do not need a secret word to take survey. Teachers and students may use the secret word – friscoisd

 


Buy NCAA Tickets Now and Save

Now is the best time for fans to purchase their tickets for the 2012 NCAA Division I Football Championship Game at Pizza Hut Park in Frisco, Texas. Fans are encouraged to buy early for the most affordable ticket options, which are just $45 for a midfield seat and $40 for a sideline seat. On game day to tickets will be $55 for a mid-field seat and $50 for a sideline seat. Tickets for the game are now available online at ncaa.com/fcs or visit the City of Frisco website at www.friscotexas.gov for more details.


Mark Your Calendar

 

December 19 – December 30: Winter Break. Classes resume January 2.

January 9: Regular Board Meeting at 7:30 pm in the board room at 5515 Ohio Drive. Former and Current School Board members will be honored that afternoon at a reception at 5515 Ohio Drive in the Training Rooms from 5-6 p.m.

January 13: Frisco Education Foundation Scholarship Applications will be available online. The deadline for submission is 5 pm February 10.

January 16: Student/Staff holiday.
 

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