Frisco ISD families divided on virtual, in-person learning for 2020-21

Frisco ISD released the commitment form June 29 for families to choose their preferred instructional environment for the fall in light of the coronavirus pandemic. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Frisco ISD released the commitment form June 29 for families to choose their preferred instructional environment for the fall in light of the coronavirus pandemic. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

Frisco ISD released the commitment form June 29 for families to choose their preferred instructional environment for the fall in light of the coronavirus pandemic. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

Preference between virtual and in-person learning in Frisco ISD schools for the 2020-21 school year is almost evenly split among families, according to results from a district commitment form.

FISD released the form June 29 for families to choose their preferred instructional environment for the fall in light of the coronavirus pandemic.


As of when the form closed July 14, 46.89% of families chose face-to-face learning, and 44.19% chose all-online, or Virtual Academy, according to a July 20 district release. No response made up 7.52% of results and 1.41% was outside the district.

No updates have been made to selections since the form closed, but the district will allow parents to select or change their learning environment July 27-30, per the release.

FISD announced July 16 its first three weeks of the 2020-21 school year will be completely virtual due to escalating cases of the virus and guidance from local health authorities.

A special board meeting is planned for July 23 at 6 p.m. to relay further details regarding the all-virtual start.
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.


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