Frisco Independent School District, Texas

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Frisco Independent School District
Frisco, Texas
Frisco Independent School District logo.jpg
District Profile
Superintendent:Jeremy Lyon
Enrollment:46,263[1]
Graduation rate:97.7%[2]
Number of schools:53
Budget: $454.1 million
Website:School Home Page
Board of Education
Board president:Renée Ehmke
Board members:7
Term length:3
The Frisco Independent School District is a school district in Texas that served 46,263 K-12 students as of January 6, 2014. The district began as a handful of small schoolhouses in 1876 and evolved into an independent school district after the City of Frisco was founded in 1902.[1]

About the district

Frisco Independent School District is located in Denton County, Texas
Frisco Independent School District is based in Frisco, 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.[3] Frisco Independent School District is the 30th-largest school district in Texas, serving 37,279 students during the 2010-11 school year.[4]

Demographics

Frisco outperformed the rest of Texas in terms of higher education achievement in 2010. 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.[3]

Racial Demographics, 2010[3]
Race Frisco (%) Texas (%)
White 75.0 70.4
Black or African American 8.1 11.8
American Indian and Alaska Native 0.5 0.7
Asian 10.0 3.8
Two or More Races 3.1 2.7
Hispanic or Latino 12.1 37.6

Presidential votes, 2000-2012[5]
Year Democratic vote (%) Republican vote (%)
2012 33.3 64.9
2008 37.4 61.6
2004 29.4 69.9
2000 27.3 69.6

Superintendent

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.[6]

School board

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.[7]

Frisco Board of Trustees
Member Place Assumed Office Term Ends
Bryan Dodson 1 2013 2016
Renée Ehmke 2 2004 2016
Dan Mossakowski 3 2004 2016
Anne McCausland 4 2011 2014
Debbie Gillespie 5 2011 2014
Chris Todd 6 2012 2015
John Hoxie 7 2009 2015

School board elections

See also: Frisco Independent School District elections (2014)

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:[8]

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.

PUBLIC COMMENT
At regular meetings the Board shall allot 30 minutes to hear persons who desire to make comments to the Board. Persons who wish to participate in this portion of the meeting shall sign up with the presiding officer or designee before the meeting begins and shall indicate the topic about which they wish to speak.

No presentation shall exceed five minutes. Delegations of more than five persons shall appoint one person to present their views before the Board.

BOARD’S RESPONSE
Specific factual information or recitation of existing policy may be furnished in response to inquiries, but the Board shall not deliberate or decide regarding any subject that is not included on the agenda posted with notice of the meeting.

COMPLAINTS AND CONCERNS
The presiding officer or designee shall determine whether a person addressing the Board has attempted to solve a matter administratively through resolution channels established by policy. If not, the person shall be referred to the appropriate policy (see list below) to seek resolution:

  • Employee complaints: DGBA
  • Student or parent complaints: FNG
  • Public complaints: GF

DISRUPTION
The Board shall not tolerate disruption of the meeting by members of the audience. If, after at least one warning from the presiding officer, any person continues to disrupt the meeting by his or her words or actions, the presiding officer may request assistance from law enforcement officials to have the person removed from the meeting.[9]

Budget

Frisco Independent School District publishes annual budgets on its website.[10]

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
2013-2014 $246,231,200 54.2% $53,267,060 11.7% $44,248,700 9.7% $91,500,000 20.1% $18,784,100 4.1% $454,171,160
Averages: $246,231,200 54% $53,267,060 12% $44,248,700 10% $91,500,000 20% $18,784,100 4% $454,171,160

Teacher salaries

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.[11]

Schools in Frisco Independent School District

Enrollment

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.[1]

District schools

Frisco Independent School District operates 53 K-12 schools listed below in alphabetical order:[12]

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

Academic performance

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:[13]

Performance Index Summary, 2012-2013
Category Points earned Maximum points Index score Target score
Student Achievement 88,024 93,497 94 50
Student Progress 1,969 4,800 41 21
Closing Performance Gaps 1,329 1,500 89 55
Postsecondary Readiness 1,298.8 1,400 93 75

Issues

$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.[14]

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.[15]

Contact information

Frisco Independent School District logo.jpg
Frisco Independent School District
5515 Ohio Drive
Frisco, TX 75035
Phone: (469) 633-6000

See also

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