How the FISD Priorities-Based Budget Impacts You

UPDATE May 9, 2017:

Last night, the Frisco Independent School District updated their budget to reflect 2 items:

  1. Proposing a 2% raise for staff
  2. A fee for use of personal appliances

Original article:

The 43-page presentation by Chief Financial Officer Kimberly Pickens to the FISD Board of Trustees lasted hours, and teachers, students, and parents woke up this past Tuesday morning wondering where we stand. A super helpful “Cliff Notes” version of the powerpoint and background explanation can be found on the website, but I poured through my meeting notes and the resources placed on the FISD Budget website to help give you an even shorter version here.

It important to stress that nothing below is final as FISD Board Member, Bryan Dodson, said…

We’re just trying to figure it all out.”

In May, a proposed 2017-2018 budget will be presented and in June we can expect an adoption of the 2017-2018 budget. Nevertheless, the rumor mills are already going strong, and it’s important that we all stay informed with facts, not assumptions. What follows are the basics divided by what matters to individual groups as divided by me, an FISD teacher and Priorities-Based Budget (PBB) stakeholder committee member.

In no way is this an exhaustive list, and I encourage you to head to the FISD website to make sure you are informed.  The more we are aware about our schools in Frisco, the better we can support our children and their opportunities provided via FISD.