Frisco ISD to host community input meetings for district stakeholders

Frisco ISD parents and stakeholders have a new opportunity to share input and questions during community input meetings. (Community Impact Newspaper file photo)
Frisco ISD parents and stakeholders have a new opportunity to share input and questions during community input meetings. (Community Impact Newspaper file photo)

Frisco ISD parents and stakeholders have a new opportunity to share input and questions during community input meetings. (Community Impact Newspaper file photo)

Frisco ISD parents and stakeholders have a new opportunity to share input and questions with district officials.

The FISD board of trustees Jan. 11 updated operating procedures to include community input meetings. These meetings will occur periodically throughout the school year and will be hosted in the auditorium of the district administration building at 5515 Ohio Drive.

FISD encourages attendees to ask questions “on any issue related to district business or governance,” according to the district website. Community input meetings will not have specific topics on the agenda, and speakers are allowed to discuss any topic related to FISD business or operations.

During regular board meetings, speakers are only allowed to provide comments regarding action items on the agenda unless the presiding officer decides before the meeting that comments on nonaction items can be made.

“Our community is engaged, and we have noticed a need by the community to be able to have more access to the board,” board President René Archambault said in a statement. “We want to be open and able to receive information that is important to stakeholders.”


Those who wish to speak during a community input meeting must fill out a public comment card 15 minutes prior to the posted start time of the meeting, according to the website. Attendees will be called up to speak in the order that they signed up and will have up to two minutes to speak to FISD leadership.

Following the meeting and within three business days, community questions and answers will be provided on the community input meeting webpage. In addition, a video recording of the meeting will also be posted.

Community input meetings are scheduled for Feb. 28, March 28 and April 27 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Visit this FISD webpage for more information.
By Matt Payne
Matt Payne reports on Frisco City Hall and its committees, Collin County Commissioners and McKinney business. His experience includes serving as online content editor at Fort Worth Magazine and city editor at the Killeen Daily Herald. He is a 2017 graduate of the Frank W. and Sue Mayborn School of Journalism at the University of North Texas in Denton.