Plano ISD to change quarantine policy; Frisco ISD revising discipline practices and more top DFW news

Beginning next year, Plano ISD's quarantine period for those deemed to have been in close contact with someone with COVID-19 will be 10 days. The change will align the district with recent updates from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Texas Education Agency. (Courtesy Canva)
Beginning next year, Plano ISD's quarantine period for those deemed to have been in close contact with someone with COVID-19 will be 10 days. The change will align the district with recent updates from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Texas Education Agency. (Courtesy Canva)

Beginning next year, Plano ISD's quarantine period for those deemed to have been in close contact with someone with COVID-19 will be 10 days. The change will align the district with recent updates from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Texas Education Agency. (Courtesy Canva)

Read the top stories from the past week from the Dallas-Fort Worth area.

Plano

Plano ISD announces upcoming changes to quarantine policy

Plano ISD plans to implement new coronavirus guidance next year that may shorten the amount of time an individual must quarantine following potential exposure to COVID-19.

Four luxury brands coming soon to Legacy West in Plano



Four luxury brands will soon open in a new building directly across the street from the Legacy Food Hall in the Legacy West development at 7800 Windrose Ave., Plano.

Medical City Plano to begin distribution of COVID-19 vaccines as soon as this week

Medical City Plano will receive a shipment of 2,925 COVID-19 vaccines as Texas rolls out its first week of distribution mobilization.

Frisco

Frisco ISD revising practices after TEA finding of disproportionate discipline among Black students, other groups

Frisco ISD is changing discipline practices after the Texas Education Agency found that Black male students, particularly those who receive special education services, were being punished at a higher rate than others.

Frisco ISD finalizes school attendance zone changes

At a Dec. 14 meeting, the Frisco ISD board of trustees finalized the attendance zones for next school year to accommodate the district's newest high school and alleviate overcrowding at other schools.

William C. Wadsack, Olivia Lueckemeyer, Francesca D’Annunzio and Liesbeth Powers contributed to this report.



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