Frisco ISD to end emergency closure of district June 7

All Frisco ISD staff will resume normal summer operations beginning June 8. (Elizabeth Ucles/Community Impact Newspaper)
All Frisco ISD staff will resume normal summer operations beginning June 8. (Elizabeth Ucles/Community Impact Newspaper)

All Frisco ISD staff will resume normal summer operations beginning June 8. (Elizabeth Ucles/Community Impact Newspaper)

Frisco ISD’s emergency closure will end June 7 as the school year comes to a close.

The board of trustees approved a resolution to end the district’s emergency closure at a May 11 meeting. This comes after FISD closed all district facilities nearly two months ago in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.

All FISD staff will resume normal summer operations beginning June 8, according to district documents. However, district personnel will be asked to continue working remotely when possible and complying with social distancing guidelines related to COVID-19.

Per district documents, all FISD facilities will remain closed to the general public until superintendent Mike Waldrip determines the facilities can reopen in accordance with local, state and federal regulations.

Ending the emergency closure also immediately concludes added authority given to Waldrip during the pandemic that was approved by the board in April, per district documents.


However, Waldrip will adopt necessary guidelines for summer operations as directed by local, state and federal officials regarding coronavirus.

The resolution does not immediately impact students or teachers who are off contract for several weeks over the summer. eLearning will continue through the last day of school May 28.

On April 28, FISD announced summer programs typically done in person will be delivered in an eLearning format. These programs include the Title 1 Summer Enrichment Experience, Title 1 Summer Reading Program, Limited English Proficient Summer Enrichment Experience and Extended School Year.

Much of secondary summer school is already online, but final exams and projects will now be turned in online, per a district release, and teachers will offer virtual office hours and meetings for students.