ROUNDUP: How coronavirus is affecting DFW-area schools

The exams will be open-resource and timed at 45 minutes with an additional five minutes for uploading documents for test submission. (Courtesy Fotolia)
The exams will be open-resource and timed at 45 minutes with an additional five minutes for uploading documents for test submission. (Courtesy Fotolia)

The exams will be open-resource and timed at 45 minutes with an additional five minutes for uploading documents for test submission. (Courtesy Fotolia)

Here are five stories on how measures aimed at stopping the spread of the coronavirus are changing the way that Dallas-Fort Worth school districts operate.

AP Exams to be administered online, at home in May for Frisco ISD students

Frisco ISD students in Advanced Placement courses can take their exams for college credit online and at home following changes by the College Board for the 2019-20 school year.

Graduation ceremonies still on for Frisco ISD seniors; several options in the works

If schools continue to be closed into May or through the rest of the school year, Plan B for FISD is a drive-thru graduation with social distancing measures in place at each high school.



Grapevine-Colleyville ISD helps students stay connected with device repairs, free Wi-Fi

As Grapevine-Colleyville ISD students prepare for a new normal of learning at home, district staff is making sure students and teachers have everything they need to stay connected.

Keller ISD, Northwest ISD officials continue drive-thru meal programs for students

Although school districts are closed to on-campus learning through at least May 4, officials with Keller ISD and Northwest ISD have found solutions to serve students who rely on school meals.

Update: Plano ISD cancels comprehensive exams, adopts new grading rules during coronavirus closures

Plano ISD schools will cancel comprehensive exams for most classes at all grade levels as part of a new series of grading guidelines adopted this week.

Daniel Houston, Elizabeth Uclés, Miranda Jaimes and Ian Pribanic contributed to this report.



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A new bike shop is set to open in Frisco's Rail District. (Community Impact file photo)
New bike store Endur3Bikes to open in Frisco’s Rail District

The shop will offer adult and kids bikes, equipment and apparel as well as triathlete equipment.

Jim's Pizza is relocating to Eldorado Parkway. (Community Impact staff)
Jim's Pizza relocating in McKinney; Lucy's Lot closes in Grapevine and more top DFW-area news

Read the top business and community news from the past week from the Dallas-Fort Worth area.

The program, which began this week in San Marcos, gives Amazon and Whole Foods employees and contractors direct access to COVID-19 vaccinations. (Courtesy Amazon)
Amazon begins rollout of statewide vaccination clinics for employees

The program, which began this week in San Marcos, gives Amazon and Whole Foods employees and contractors direct access to COVID-19 vaccinations.

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Texas Historical Commission approves relocation of Denton County's Confederate memorial

The Texas Historical Commission executive committee unanimously approved plans to relocate the Confederate monument to its new home inside the Denton County Courthouse-on-the-Square Museum.

The Spicy Fried Chicken Sando is one of several offerings on Fuku's menu. (Courtesy Fuku)
Fried chicken kitchen opens in Plano; The Heritage Table to reopen in Frisco and more DFW-area news

Read the latest business and community news from the Dallas-Fort Worth area.

The Heritage Table is reopening its restaurant in Frisco. (Community Impact file photo)
The Heritage Table sets date for Frisco reopening

For the first few weeks of operation the restaurant will have limited reservations.




Daily Grinds owner John Tran describes his eatery as a bistro. (Matt Payne/Community Impact Newspaper)
Daily Grinds owner in Frisco obsesses over detail to create bistro experience

“I love being a part of this community, and I think there’s so much growth happening,” Tran said.

Federal funding is set aside for public schools to address effects of the pandemic. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Why Texas has not yet distributed $18 billion in federal funds intended for public schools

As budget decisions loom for school districts across Texas, state leaders are holding on to federal funds intended for public schools to use in addressing the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Electric Reliability Council of Texas said power outages are not expected April 13, while requesting energy conservation. (Iain Oldman/Community Impact Newspaper)
UPDATE: ERCOT call for energy conservation ends April 13 without need for power outages

An ERCOT official said "tight" supply and demand conditions arose on the state's electric grid April 13 due to forecasting issues amid planned, seasonal maintenance outages by some power generators.

Raymond James will open a location at The Offices Two at Frisco Station. (Courtesy VanTrust Real Estate)
Raymond James to join The Offices Two at Frisco Station

Raymond James joins other companies, such as MTX Group Inc., at The Offices Two at Frisco Station.

The chain has several restaurants in Texas, including two in College Station. (Courtesy I Heart Mac & Cheese)
I Heart Mac & Cheese coming to Highland Village; Gyro Shop opens in Frisco and more DFW-area news

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Lewisville ISD to convert more campuses to STEM academies

Lewisville ISD is converting four middle school campuses and one elementary campus to STEM academies for the 2021-22 school year.