Frisco ISD board to discuss all-virtual start in fall at special meeting

The special called meeting will be held July 23 at 6 p.m. at the FISD Administration Building. (William C. Wadsack/Community Impact Newspaper)
The special called meeting will be held July 23 at 6 p.m. at the FISD Administration Building. (William C. Wadsack/Community Impact Newspaper)

The special called meeting will be held July 23 at 6 p.m. at the FISD Administration Building. (William C. Wadsack/Community Impact Newspaper)

The Frisco ISD board of trustees will discuss plans for the all-virtual start planned for the first three weeks of the 2020-21 school year at a special called meeting.

The meeting will be held July 23 at 6 p.m. at the FISD Administration Building. There will be an opportunity for public comment.

District Superintendent Mike Waldrip announced FISD's plans for the fall at a July 16 virtual meeting.

The district decided on the all-virtual start due to the spread of the coronavirus, escalating numbers of coronavirus cases and direction from local health authorities, Waldrip told the FISD board at the July 16 meeting.

Parents recently submitted a commitment form for their student to participate in either virtual learning or on-campus learning for the fall. Preference between virtual and in-person learning is almost evenly split among families, according to results from the form.


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 responses, and 1.41% of families are pursuing options outside of FISD.

Families will have the opportunity to select or change their learning environment July 27-30.

The board's July 23 special meeting can be livestreamed here. The agenda can be viewed here.
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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