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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The Gyro Shop held a grand opening for its second location in April. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
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