|Board member, Frisco Board of Trustees, Place 4|
|Years in position||3|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||May 10, 2014|
|First elected||May 14, 2011|
McCausland earned an associate degree in nursing from Collin College. She also received a B.B.A. in entrepreneurship and marketing from Baylor University. McCausland volunteers her time to the Council of PTAs, Texas PTA and Young Men's Service League She and her husband, Jim, have two children currently attending district schools.
Anne McCausland sought election to the Place 4 seat without opposition prior to the cancellation of the election.
McCausland did not report any campaign contributions or expenditures to the district office.
McCausland did not receive any official endorsements.
|Frisco Independent School District, Place 4 General Election, 3-year term, May 14, 2011|
|Source: Collin County Elections, "Election Summary Report," May 20, 2011|
What was at stake?
Issues in the district
$775 million bond on the May 2014 ballot
Voters approved a $775 million bond in the May 10, 2014 election. This package will expand classroom capacity to 66,000 students and add 14 new schools to the district. The final proposal was increased $17 million from an earlier draft due to higher costs for local land purchases. District officials noted that the package includes $665.7 million for facilities, $103.2 million for instructional services and $6.1 million for special programs. The bond package increases the debt service tax rate of local property owners to 50 cents per $100 of assessed value, which is the highest rate allowed by state law.
Local activist Tom Fabry led opposition to the May bond vote. Fabry opposed the district's efforts to raise debt service to state limits. He also believed that the bond package could be smaller by eliminating technology and other rapidly depreciating assets. District officials countered that the district's rapid growth necessitates a large-scale investment in new facilities.
About the districtFrisco, Texas, a city located in portions of Collin County and Denton County. According to the United States Census Bureau, Frisco is home to 128,176 residents. Frisco Independent School District is the 27th-largest school district in Texas, serving 40,123 students during the 2011-12 school year.
Frisco outperformed the rest of Texas in terms of higher education achievement in 2010. The United States Census Bureau found that 58.3 percent of Frisco residents aged 25 years and older had attained a bachelor's degree compared to 26.3 percent for Texas as a whole. The median household income in Frisco was $108,428 compared to $51,563 for the state of Texas. The poverty rate in Frisco was 4.5 percent compared to 17.4 percent for the entire state.
Note: The United States Census Bureau considers "Hispanic or Latino" to be a place of origin, not a race. Therefore, the Census allows citizens to report both their race and that they are from a "Hispanic or Latino" place of origin simultaneously. As a result, the percentages in each column of the racial demographics table will exceed 100 percent. Each column will add up to 100 percent after removing the "Hispanic or Latino" place of origin percentages, although rounding by the Census Bureau may make the total one or two tenths off from being exactly 100 percent.
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- League of Women Voters of Collin County, "Voters Guides for 2014 Elections," accessed May 1, 2014
- Frisco Independent School District, "Meet the Board," accessed February 18, 2014
- Frisco Independent School District, "Bond Program 2014," accessed February 18, 2014
- Dallas Morning News, "Frisco school district seeks $775 million bond package," February 11, 2014
- United States Census Bureau, "Frisco, Texas," accessed February 18, 2014
- National Center for Education Statistics, "ELSI Table Generator," accessed May 1, 2014
- Texas Secretary of State, "Historical Election Results," accessed February 18, 2014
- United States Census Bureau, "Frequently Asked Questions," accessed April 21, 2014
|2014 Frisco Independent School District Elections|
|Election date:||May 10, 2014|
|Candidates:||Place 4: • Anne McCausland|
Place 5: • Debbie Gillespie
|Important information:||What's at stake? • Key deadlines • Additional elections on the ballot|