Catch up with these education stories coming out of Prosper and Celina ISDs.

Prosper ISD

Prosper ISD officials project $20.3M shortfall in FY 2024-25

Expenses for the FY 2024-25 budget are expected to be $363.44 million, while revenue is expected to reach $343.14 million—leaving a shortfall of $20.3 million—according to a preliminary budget discussion held June 17.

Richland High School to open with 9-12 graders, shift attendance zones in 2025-26 school year

The grade configuration and attendance zone for Richland High School was approved by the board of trustees during a June 17 meeting. Students who are zoned for Richland High and will be in grades 9-11 in the 2025-26 school year will attend the new school. Rising seniors can choose to remain at Prosper High School or elect to move to Richland High

Prosper ISD’s 19th elementary school named after educator Jana L. Thomson

Jana L. Thomson Elementary School will open for the 2025-26 school year and is located on the west side of the district in the Legacy Gardens community. Thomson has served 32 years in education with 18 of those spent in Prosper ISD.

Celina ISD

Celina ISD officials to use fund balance in $87.82M budget for FY 2024-25

The $87.82 million budget for fiscal year 2024-25 was approved by the board of trustees June 24. About $1.94 million will be pulled from the district’s fund balance to offset the district’s revenue shortfall.

Celina ISD increases school meal prices for inflation, federal compliance

Meal prices will be $0.25-$0.50 higher in the 2024-25 school year. The changes are due in part to guidelines from the U.S. Department of Agriculture that requires CISD to increase its meal prices. Higher prices will also address inflationary increases of food, labor and supplies costs.

One more thing

Here’s how Texas students, families can access free meals this summer

School districts and nonprofits across the state have partnered with the Texas Department of Agriculture to offer free meals and snacks to children age 18 and younger and students with disabilities up to 21 years old.