In recent weeks, Friendswood ISD has been preparing its budget for fiscal year 2024-25 and has laid out a schedule for its approval, which is set to happen in August.

The district also welcomed a new principal at Cline Elementary School in April, and the Friendswood ISD Education Foundation received an Outstanding Achievement Award and a $2,500 grant, according to multiple news releases from the district.

What’s happening?

District officials across each school have already submitted their budget proposals, and they have been reviewed and discussed by the district’s budget committee, according to a May 3 news release from Superintendent Thad Roher.

Also, FISD’s board of trustees looked at teacher salaries from other area districts at its April 8 meeting. The board will discuss different salary scenarios at its upcoming meeting on May 13, according to the news release.

The board is expected to adopt salaries for FY 2024-25 at its June 10 meeting, according to the news release.

The proposed tax rate will be presented Aug. 12, and the board is set to adopt the final budget at its Aug. 26 workshop, according to the news release.

What else?

Julianna McCarty, the assistant principal for Cline Elementary, was named Cline Elementary’s new principal on April 30, according to the district’s social media page.

McCarty has served as assistant principal for Cline Elementary for five years, according to the news release.

“We’re delighted to welcome Julianna McCarty as our new principal, bringing with her a wealth of experience and dedication,” the news release reads. “We eagerly anticipate witnessing Julianne’s leadership unfold at Cline Elementary, confident that her expertise and passion will continue to enhance the educational experience for all our students.”

Also of note

FISD’s Education Foundation received an Outstanding Achievement Award from the Texas Education Foundation Network, according to an April 28 news release from the district.

Along with the award, the district’s Education Foundation received a $2,500 grant in recognition of its Adopt-A-Grant program, according to the news release.

“This accolade highlights the foundation's commitment to excellence in education and their innovative efforts to support students and educators within the Friendswood community,” the news release reads.