Frisco ISD releases parent survey as part of planning efforts for 2020-21 school year

Options under consideration include starting school normally with additional safety measures in place; starting school in a “socially distant” instructional environment with a blend of in-person and at-home, online instruction; and starting school completely online. (Courtesy Pexels)
Options under consideration include starting school normally with additional safety measures in place; starting school in a “socially distant” instructional environment with a blend of in-person and at-home, online instruction; and starting school completely online. (Courtesy Pexels)

Options under consideration include starting school normally with additional safety measures in place; starting school in a “socially distant” instructional environment with a blend of in-person and at-home, online instruction; and starting school completely online. (Courtesy Pexels)

As the school year comes to a close at Frisco ISD, the district is asking for parent input regarding the start of the 2020-21 school year.

In a May 27 email to parents, FISD Superintendent Mike Waldrip said the district is looking at a few approaches for the 2020-21 school year in light of the COVID-19 pandemic and is seeking community input via a survey.

“The fact of the matter is that we do not know what guidance we will be given by the governor, the Texas Education Agency or by our county judges,” Waldrip said in the email. “Much of what the district decides to do will be dictated by these governing entities, and we will work within their guidelines to make sure we provide a safe and productive learning environment for our students. That being said, no matter what, things will look different in the fall.”

Options under consideration include starting school normally with additional safety measures in place; starting school in a “socially distant” instructional environment with a blend of in-person and at-home, online instruction; and starting school completely online, Waldrip said.

The parent survey will close May 31 at noon.


FISD Board President Chad Rudy said input from the survey will help the district plan for next school year.

“We’re just so early in this process,” Rudy said. “This will be one of the starting points to get the input from the community and see their interest level for the education process next year.”
By Elizabeth Ucles
Elizabeth is the reporter for Community Impact Newspaper's Frisco edition. She graduated from St. Edward's University with a degree in Writing and Rhetoric with a journalism concentration and a minor in Spanish in May 2019. Elizabeth covers public and higher education, development and transportation.


MOST RECENT

The Texas Central rail connection from Dallas to Houston will feature a bullet train similar to this one. (Courtesy Texas Central Partners/Community Impact Newspaper)
Texas Supreme Court declines to review high-speed rail case, freeing company up to use eminent domain

Texas Central, the company looking to build a 236-mile high-speed rail line connecting Houston and Dallas, has been given a big win in an ongoing legal battle over whether the company is legally recognized as a "railroad company" under state law.

Frisco confirmed another mosquito pool that tested positive for West Nile virus. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Frisco set to spray for mosquitoes June 19-21

The spraying will occur to the west and south of Northwest Community Park.

Hand pulling slice of pizza from a box
Romeo's Pizza arrives in Frisco

Romeo's Pizza brought its cuisine to the Lone Star State this month. The chain's first Texas location is in Frisco.

Bojangles recently announced it signed a franchise agreement to open a new location in Richardson. (Courtesy Bojangles)
Bojangles fried chicken coming to Richardson; bar and grill opens at Grapevine golf course and more DFW-area news

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

food
Perry's Steakhouse in Frisco set for summer renovations

Perry's Steakhouse in Frisco is brightening up their dining experience just in time for summer.

George A. Purefoy Municipal Center (Matt Payne/Community Impact Newspaper)
Frisco's first, only city manager George Purefoy projected to retire next year, city says

Purefoy has overseen execution of laws and the day-to-day administrative affairs for 34 years.

Three Empires Brewing Co. is projected to open this fall at the Main Street Food Hall, 9145 John W. Elliott Drive, Frisco. (Courtesy Three Empires Brewing Co.)
Three Empires Brewing Co. eyes fall opening in Frisco’s Main Street Food Hall

The brewery will have indoor seating and a large, outside patio and beer garden behind the building.

Mesero has six locations across the metroplex, with a seventh on the way in Southlake. (Courtesy Mesero)
Tex-Mex restaurant may come to Southlake; African fusion eatery opens in Frisco and more DFW-area news

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

Nerdvana Frisco completed renovations in May at 5757 Main St., Ste. 112, Frisco. (Courtesy Nerdvana Frisco)
Nerdvana Frisco renovates, adds second bar

The newly renovated space now features a second bar complete with video game options and more space for tabletop gaming.

Gidi Bar & Grill is now open in Frisco. (Courtesy Gidi Bar & Grill)
Gidi Bar & Grill opens in west Frisco

The restaurant serves African fusion meals and a full bar with music and an entertaining atmosphere.