Frisco ISD student, staff cases of coronavirus reported and more popular DFW news

Active case totals on Frisco ISD's website reflect on-campus and virtual instruction regardless of whether the staff member or student was on campus during the infectious period. (Anna Herod/Community Impact Newspaper)
Active case totals on Frisco ISD's website reflect on-campus and virtual instruction regardless of whether the staff member or student was on campus during the infectious period. (Anna Herod/Community Impact Newspaper)

Active case totals on Frisco ISD's website reflect on-campus and virtual instruction regardless of whether the staff member or student was on campus during the infectious period. (Anna Herod/Community Impact Newspaper)

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Frisco ISD now reporting active COVID-19 cases of students, staff

Frisco ISD is now reporting active cases of COVID-19 among staff and students on its website.

On Aug. 28, the district started providing a summary of active, lab-confirmed cases of the virus as reported to FISD on a table broken down by campus.

Licensed dispensary selling medical-grade marijuana opens in Plano



Texas Original Compassionate Cultivation opened in Plano on July 15. The licensed Texas dispensary sells medical-grade cannabis under Texas' Compassionate Use Act to patients with a prescription.

Frisco takes down COVID-19 dashboard that compiled city data

Frisco is no longer providing a public health awareness dashboard on its website that tracks cumulative COVID-19 data in the city.

Centurion American begins planning for former JCPenney site pending $15 million sale

Developer Centurion American has entered into a contract to purchase the JCPenney location at Collin Creek Mall.

The sale is pending approval by bankruptcy courts at a hearing Sept. 14.

DATA: What percentage of Frisco ISD grades are returning to in-person instruction?

Nearly half of Frisco ISD students will soon return to the classroom after three weeks of all-virtual instruction, but a breakdown by grade level indicates the scales are not as even for some.

Elizabeth Ucles, Olivia Lueckemeyer, William C. Wadsack and Liesbeth Powers contributed to this report.






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Voters can cast ballots in person until Dec. 4 for early voting or vote on election day, Dec. 8. (Liesbeth Powers/Community Impact Newspaper)
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The number of homes listed for sale decreased in Frisco in October as compared to the same period in 2019. (Community Impact staff)
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This shows the conceptual alignments for US 380 in Denton County. (Courtesy Texas Department of Transportation)
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Texas Gov. Greg Abbott announced Dec. 2 that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has allotted 1.4 million doses of the COVID-19 vaccines to the state of Texas. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
First allotment of COVID-19 vaccinations expected to arrive in Texas in mid-December

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Meadowcreek is Frisco's featured neighborhood for December. (William C. Wadsack/Community Impact Newspaper)
Meadowcreek is this month's featured neighborhood in Frisco

Meadowcreek, a 189-home community, is located north of Main Street and just to the east of FM 423.

The portion of Hall Office Park to be redeveloped is at the corner of Warren and Gaylord parkways. (Courtesy city of Frisco)
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The new Children's Advocacy Center of Collin County facility is expected to open in fall 2020. (Courtesy Children's Advocacy Center of Collin County)
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Located at the south end of Teel Parkway, the 1135 Hike & Bike Trail will now be part of Iron Horse Trail. (William C. Wadsack/Community Impact Newspaper)
Frisco approves names for 3 neighborhood parks, 2 connected trails

Frisco City Council approved names for three neighborhood parks and two city trails during its Dec. 1 meeting.

The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board has launched a campaign to address declining college enrollment numbers across the state since the pandemic started. (Courtesy Pexels)
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Frisco ISD is slated to spend roughly $822,000 on blue strobe lights to enhance security systems. (Elizabeth Ucles/Community Impact Newspaper)
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