Frisco Independent School District elections (2014)
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Frisco Independent School District
Denton County, Texas ballot measures
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Two seats on the Frisco Board of Trustees were scheduled for general election on May 10, 2014. Incumbents Anne McCausland and Debbie Gillespie won re-election without opposition when the district canceled elections.
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 2011-2012 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 100.0%. Each column will add up to 100.0% after removing the "Hispanic or Latino" place of origin percentages.
Method of board member selection
The Frisco Board of Trustees consists of seven members elected to three-year terms. Members are elected to specific seats but represent the entire district. There was no primary election and a general election was scheduled for May 10, 2014 prior to cancellation. Two seats will be on the ballot in May 2015 and three seats will be up for election in May 2016.
Candidates for the Board of Trustees submitted paperwork with the school district secretary by February 28, 2014. Each candidate must be at least 18 years old, a registered voter and a resident of the district for at least six months. Members file two campaign finance reports with the district clerk prior to the election unless they have not received or spent $500 during the campaign.
- Anne McCausland
- Graduate, Collin College and Baylor University
- Community volunteer
- Debbie Gillespie
- Graduate, Southwest Texas State University
- Community volunteer
No candidate received an endorsement in this election.
No candidate filed a campaign finance report with the district office.
Information about earlier elections can be found by clicking [show] at the right.
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.
The following dates were key deadlines for the Frisco Independent School District election in 2014 prior to cancellation:
|January 29, 2014||First day to file paperwork for ballot placement|
|February 28, 2014||Last day to file paperwork for ballot placement|
|March 5, 2014||Last day to withdraw from ballot|
|April 10, 2014||Due date for first campaign finance report|
|April 10, 2014||Last day for voter registration with county clerk|
|May 1, 2014||Last day to request mailed ballot from county clerk|
|May 2, 2014||Due date for second campaign finance report|
|May 10, 2014||Election day|
|May 21, 2014||Final day for canvassing of votes|
|July 15, 2014||Last campaign finance report for election|
Additional elections on the ballot
The Board of Trustees election would have shared the ballot with other local elections. District residents approved a $775 million bond package to increase school capacity to 66,000 students. Voters chose candidates for mayor and Frisco City Council. The ballot also included 14 proposed amendments to the city charter.
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- League of Women Voters of Collin County, "Voters Guides for 2014 Elections," accessed May 1, 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
- Frisco Independent School District, "Timeline for 2014 School Board Elections," accessed February 18, 2014
- Frisco Chamber of Commerce, "May 2013 Election Information," 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
- City of Frisco, "Elections," accessed February 18, 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|