Frisco ISD Council of PTAs News
FEBRUARY 2023 / MARCH 2023
LETTER FROM DR. WALDRIP
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
Dr. Mike Waldrip
Frisco ISD Superintendent of Schools
LETTER FROM COUNCIL PRESIDENT
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!
Terri Palmer, President
Frisco ISD Council of PTAs
Frisco ISD Reflections Art Show | February 24th
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