Frisco Independent School District, Texas
|Frisco Independent School District|
|Number of schools:||53|
|Website:||School Home Page|
|Board of Education|
|Board president:||Renée Ehmke|
- 1 About the district
- 2 Superintendent
- 3 School board
- 4 Budget
- 5 Teacher salaries
- 6 Schools in Frisco Independent School District
- 7 Academic performance
- 8 Issues
- 9 Contact information
- 10 See also
- 11 External links
- 12 References
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 30th-largest school district in Texas, serving 37,279 students during the 2010-11 school year.
Frisco outperformed the rest of Texas in terms of higher education achievement in 2012. The United States Census Bureau found that 58.3% of Frisco residents aged 25 years and older had attained a Bachelor's degree compared to 26.3% 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% compared to 17.4% for the entire state.
The superintendent of Frisco Independent School District during the 2013-2014 school year was Jeremy Lyon. He has served in the position since his appointment to the position in January 2013. Lyon previously served as the superintendent of Hillsboro School District in Oregon from 2004 to 2009 and superintendent of Hays Consolidated Independent School District in Texas from 2009 to 2012.
The Frisco Board of Trustees consists of seven members elected to three-year terms. Each member is voted into a specific seat but represents the entire district. Trustees are not paid but receive compensation for travel expenses and conference fees associated with district business.
|Frisco Board of Trustees|
|Member||Place||Assumed Office||Term Ends|
School board elections
Members of the Board of Trustees are elected to three-year terms on a staggered basis. Two seats are up for election on May 10, 2014. Two seats will be up for election in May 2015 and three seats will be on the ballot in May 2016.
Public participation in board meetings
The Board of Trustees maintains the following policy regarding public participation in board meetings last updated in 2004:
|“|| Audience participation at a Board meeting is limited to the public comment portion of the meeting designated for that purpose. At all other times during a Board meeting, the audience shall not enter into discussion or debate on matters being considered by the Board, unless requested by the presiding officer.
No presentation shall exceed five minutes. Delegations of more than five persons shall appoint one person to present their views before the Board.
COMPLAINTS AND CONCERNS
Frisco Independent School District publishes annual budgets on its website.
|Expenditures by Category|
|School Year||Staff Expenses||Student Services||Operational Expenses||Debt Service||Other||Budget Total|
|Total||% of Budget||Total||% of Budget||Total||% of Budget||Total||% of Budget||Total||% of Budget|
Frisco Independent School District does not publish a detailed salary schedule for teachers or academic staff. The district pays a starting annual salary of $46,500 for first-year teachers with Bachelor's degrees. First-year teachers holding Master's degrees receive a starting annual salary of $47,500. The district increases salaries based on experience, continuing education and performance.
Schools in Frisco Independent School District
The district's K-12 student enrollment increased from 37,279 students during the 2010-2011 school year to 46,263 students during the 2013-2014 school year.
Frisco Independent School District operates 53 K-12 schools listed below in alphabetical order:
|Frisco Independent School District|
|Allen Elementary School|
|Anderson Elementary School|
|Ashley Elementary School|
|Bledsoe Elementary School|
|Boals Elementary School|
|Borchardt Elementary School|
|Bright Elementary School|
|Carroll Elementary School|
|Centennial High School|
|Christie Elementary School|
|Clark Middle School|
|Cobb Middle School|
|Comstock Elementary School|
|Corbell Elementary School|
|Curtsinger Elementary School|
|Elliott Elementary School|
|Fisher Elementary School|
|Fowler Middle School|
|Frisco High School|
|Griffin Middle School|
|Gunstream Elementary School|
|Heritage High School|
|Hunt Middle School|
|Independence High School|
|Isbell Elementary School|
|Liberty High School|
|Lone Star High School|
|Maus Middle School|
|Mooneyham Elementary School|
|Nichols Elementary School|
|Ogle Elementary School|
|Phillips Elementary School|
|Pink Elementary School|
|Pioneer Heritage Middle School|
|Purefoy Elementary School|
|Riddle Elementary School|
|Roach Middle School|
|Robertson Elementary School|
|Rogers Elementary School|
|Scoggins Middle School|
|Sem Elementary School|
|Shawnee Trail Elementary School|
|Smith Elementary School|
|Sonntag Elementary School|
|Sparks Elementary School|
|Spears Elementary School|
|Stafford Middle School|
|Staley Middle School|
|Tadlock Elementary School|
|Taylor Elementary School|
|Vandeventer Middle School|
|Wakeland High School|
|Wester Middle School|
The Texas Education Agency issues an annual accountability report for each school district in the state. This rating determines if district schools fulfill expectations in four categories of educational achievement during a particular school year. The following terms explain these categories:
- Student Achievement: Measures student performance on the annual Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) test.
- Student Progress: Measures student performance in reading, math and writing courses at the district level.
- Closing Performance Gaps: Measures year-to-year performance among students in the lowest-performing demographics.
- Postsecondary Readiness: Measures student readiness for college, employment or military service after graduation.
Frisco Independent School District received a Met Standard designation on the state's 2013 report. District schools met 100% of indicators set forth by state education officials and all four assessment categories. The following table details the district's accountability report during the 2012-2013 school year:
|Performance Index Summary, 2012-2013|
|Category||Points earned||Maximum points||Index score||Target score|
|Closing Performance Gaps||1,329||1,500||89||55|
$775 million bond on the May ballot
The Board of Trustees approved a proposed $775 million bond package for the May 10, 2014 ballot. This package would 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 note 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 would increase 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 has led opposition to the May bond vote. Fabry opposes the district's efforts to raise debt service to state limits. He also believes that the bond package could be smaller by eliminating technology and other rapidly depreciating assets. District officials counter that the district's rapid growth necessitates a large-scale investment in new facilities.
- List of school districts in Texas
- Frisco Independent School District elections (2014)
- School Board Elections portal
- Frisco Independent School District
- City of Frisco, Texas
- Texas Education Agency
- Texas Association of School Boards
- Frisco Independent School District, "Facts," accessed February 18, 2014
- Texas Education Agency, "2012-2013 District Performance Report: Frisco Independent School District," accessed February 18, 2014
- United States Census Bureau, "Frisco, Texas," accessed February 18, 2014
- National Center for Education Statistics, "ELSI Table Generator," accessed January 27, 2014
- Texas Secretary of State, "Historical Election Results," accessed February 18, 2014
- Frisco Independent School District, "Jeremy Lyon Biography," accessed February 18, 2014
- Frisco Independent School District, "Eligibility/Qualifications," October 17, 2011
- Frisco Independent School District, "Public Participation," July 22, 2004
- Frisco Independent School District, "Finance," accessed February 18, 2014
- Frisco Independent School District, "Starting Salary," accessed February 18, 2014
- Frisco Independent School District, "Frisco ISD Schools," accessed February 18, 2014
- Texas Education Agency, "Accountability Summary 2013: Frisco ISD," accessed February 18, 2014
- Frisco Independent School District, "Bond Program 2014," accessed February 18, 2014
- Eva-Marie Ayala, Dallas Morning News, "Frisco school district seeks $775 million bond package," February 11, 2014