Frisco ISD Council of PTAs News

FEBRUARY 2023 / MARCH 2023

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Dear PTA Members,

The PTA is unique in that it advocates for students and staff on campus, in the District, and

across the region and state. Whether you are providing additional educational experiences for

students, showing staff appreciation, or setting PTA Legislative Priorities, your commitment to

public education is clearly unwavering.

The direction of public education is at the forefront of my mind as 2023 gets going. The 88th

Session of the Texas Legislature kicked off in January and will last through May. Like the PTA,

the District is ready to be a resource to legislators and to provide testimony about how different

bills impact staff, students, and the greater community.

In fact, the FISD Board of Trustees unanimously approved eleven priorities for the 88th Session

based on the work of the FISD Legislative Leadership Committee. The priorities fell into five key

areas: Assessment & Accountability, Online Learning, School Finance, Special Programs, and

Whole Child. The whole list can be found here.

Unsurprisingly, you’ll notice that many District priorities overlap with PTA priorities.

Needless to say, with the number of bills and amendments, it can be a confusing and

convoluted process. Frisco ISD wants to be a resource for you and your neighbors.

I’ve compiled a list of some helpful resources available on our FISD Government Affairs website

that I hope you’ll find valuable:

● An FISD-created Blueprint for the 88th Legislative Session

● A Legislative Dashboard that tracks all proposed legislation related to public education

● A List of Public Education Bills being tracked by the FISD Government Affairs


Frisco ISD Government Affairs will also consistently update their social media throughout the

session. Follow them on Facebook @FISDGovAffairs, Twitter @FISDGovAffairs, and Instagram


It is important to note, Frisco ISD does not take positions on proposed legislation, but we strive

to be a consistent resource for legislators as they consider changes impacting public education,

much like the Frisco ISD Council of PTAs.

Together, we can keep our community informed and involved for the direct benefit of our public

school students.

Dr. Mike Waldrip

Frisco ISD Superintendent of Schools


Hello Frisco ISD Families!

Spring is fast approaching although I think Mother Nature is working hard to keep us on our toes with ever changing weather. I hope everyone had a good few days iced in and are ready to have some great successes this Spring!

Membership continues to be a shining star this year! We have achieved a district increase over last year and are creeping closer to our 30,000 goal each day. We have 41 campuses with an increase over last year and 20 PTAs who need less than 50 more members to also see an increase!! Such a great goal to achieve in this legislative year.

More members mean more voices in our advocacy work. PTA Rally Day is on Feb. 27th and we will represent ALL of our students on the steps of the capitol to champion for our kids. Everyone is invited to join us there or lend us your voice by being a member of your local PTA.

After Rally Day, the calendar gets busy with Community Family Fair, Celebration Night at the RoughRiders, Lifetime Achievement Ceremony and Summer Prep Training. Spring is always backed with events and fun. Looking forward to seeing all that you will accomplish this Spring and celebrate your local campus.

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Yours truly,

Terri Palmer, President

Frisco ISD Council of PTAs


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Frisco ISD Reflections Art Show | February 24th

Frisco ISD Council of PTAs Reflections judging was held on December 15th. Our Council received over 400 submissions in all art categories. All students who participated at the Council level will be honored at our Art Show!

WHEN: Friday, February 24th

5:00pm Elementary Students and Families

6:30pm Middle/High School Students and Families

WHERE: Frisco ISD Hall of Honor

7210 Stadium Lane

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