Catch up on some of the latest stories coming out of Prosper ISD.

Prosper ISD officials OK 3.5% raise in 2024-25 compensation plan

Prosper ISD leaders have approved the largest pay raise in the district’s history.

The district's compensation plan for employees included a 3.5% raise for full-time staff to encourage retention and recruitment. Starting teacher salaries were also increased as part of the package. Teachers new to Prosper ISD with zero years of experience will have a starting salary of $60,000 in 2024-25, which is up from $58,250.

Prosper ISD names Lute Croy as principal of Richland High School

Lute Croy will serve as the principal of Richland High School, which broke ground in August. It is set to open in the 2025-26 school year. Croy serves as an assistant principal at Prosper High School.

Prosper ISD fine arts programs see 183% growth in student involvement since 2016-17 school year

Data provided by Director of Fine Arts John Alstrin shows secondary student involvement has grown to 13,997 students in 2023-24—a 183% increase since the 2016-17 school year. Program expansions are underway as Suzuki Strings will be opening a third program at Jackson Elementary School in the 2024-25 school year. PISD high schools will also have a dedicated teacher at each campus for additional music electives, such as music production, history of popular music and AP Music Theory.

Prosper ISD to add personal, academic skills course for freshman

Prosper ISD freshmen will have the opportunity to learn skills and strategies for transitioning into high school through a new course. The Personal and Academic Skills for Success course, also known as PASS, was approved by the district’s board of trustees March 25 and will be available for students in the 2024-25 school year.

In other news

Celina ISD announces new human resources director, administrative roles

Melissa Kelly was appointed as the new director of human resources by the Celina ISD board members March 25. CISD officials also announced strategic reclassification within its administration that will be effective July 1. Dave Wilson will serve as the director of safe and secure schools. Starla Martin will serve as the director of student services.

Frisco ISD to expand 6.0 weighted GPA with dual credit for class of 2030

The district is changing its weighted grade point average scale to include dual credit courses for the class of 2030. The changes will affect current sixth grade students.