Frisco ISD goes above and beyond to ensure that community members, staff and students have the opportunity to learn more about the district and to voice input, opinions, and questions. Community members and teachers are providing ideas and valuable insight, and the district is listening!
Last year, they formed the Priorities-Based Budgeting Committee made up of stakeholders across Frisco which resulted in about 60 strategies to reduce costs and generate additional revenue.
This year, Dr. Waldrip is connecting with the community each month the high schools for a morning of coffee and informal chatting with community members who choose to attend.
There’s a Student Council, Faculty Council, and Community Council that are each helping to provide insight as to the structure of our high schools as we approach build-out. (Of which, I’m a proud member.)
Additionally, there’s a School Health Advisory Council which allows community members to provide input on a variety of topics such as health education and counseling (among others) to ensure that FISD upholds the values of the community.
Perhaps you’ve missed your chance to connect with these kinds of opportunities in the past. I have good news for you! FISD Insight, which was piloted during the 2016-2017 school year, is officially taking applications through November 17th for the Spring of 2018.
FISD Insight is a class similar to City Hall 101 and Leadership Frisco, which provide community members the opportunity to learn about the operations of the district. Last year’s pilot class was made up of people recommended by area chambers of commerce, the Frisco ISD Council of PTAs and community leaders.
FISD Insight offers its diverse group of residents, volunteers and parents the chance to explore the District at a deeper level. Participating citizens will see what is involved in educating a student, from Kindergarten to graduation.
Last year you had to be nominated to be involved, but this year everyone is invited to apply.
Participants will have an opportunity to visit where the “boots hit the ground” at Frisco schools and also see behind-the-scenes operations in non-educational facilities. They’ll learn about everything from finance and maintenance to technology and transportation.
Classes will take place January-May on the third Friday of each month, from 8:30am – 12pm, and there is a fee of $15 to participate. In addition to the Friday classes, each member will be asked to spend one-half school day as a hands-on volunteer at a campus and to attend one School Board meeting.
Whether you just moved here or you remember when Stonebriar Mall was farmland, please consider applying to learn more about our district and what you can do to better serve your community.
To learn more about the FISD Insight program or to submit an application, please visit their website.