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A Sonntag Elementary School kindergarten teacher virtually reads to students on the first day of classes Aug. 13. Teachers are not required to wear a face mask while teaching alone in their classroom. (Courtesy Frisco ISD)
A Sonntag Elementary School kindergarten teacher virtually reads to students on the first day of classes Aug. 13. Teachers are not required to wear a face mask while teaching alone in their classroom. (Courtesy Frisco ISD)

A Sonntag Elementary School kindergarten teacher virtually reads to students on the first day of classes Aug. 13. Teachers are not required to wear a face mask while teaching alone in their classroom. (Courtesy Frisco ISD)

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Frisco ISD welcomes students back for fall

After months of preparation for an all-virtual start to the 2020-21 school year, Frisco ISD Superintendent Mike Waldrip said district staff and teachers are ready to welcome students back.

More than 24,000 Frisco ISD students request electronic devices for return to school

Over 24,000 Frisco ISD students requested electronic devices from the district for the start to the 2020-21 school year, according to FISD officials.



Frisco’s colleges look toward fall restart

Frisco students attending the University of North Texas and Collin College will have several learning options this fall.

Both institutions shifted a majority of their classes online in the spring 2020 semester when COVID-19 made its way into North Texas, both college officials said.

Legacy Christian Academy, Leadership Prep School plan return to in-person classes in Frisco

Much like Frisco ISD’s plans for the fall, Legacy Christian Academy and Leadership Prep School will both offer in-person and online options for kindergarten through 12th grade students in the coming weeks.

LCA plans to open its campus to in-person instruction beginning Aug. 13, while classes at LPS will begin Aug. 19.

CAMPUS BREAKDOWN: Over half of Frisco ISD students committed to virtual learning in fall

Over half of Frisco ISD students have opted into all-virtual learning for the start of the 2020-21 school year, according to recent results from a district commitment form.

Judge dismisses suit against Frisco ISD over alleged Voting Rights Act violations

A U.S. district judge dismissed a lawsuit against Frisco ISD that claimed its at-large voting system prevents minority candidates from getting elected to the board of trustees.

Elizabeth Ucles and William C. Wadsack contributed to this report.