Frisco Edition - February 2020

FRISCO EDITION

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Passed in 2019, House Bill 3 requires Texas school districts to oer full-day prekindergarten for eligible 4-year-olds. NEW STATE LAW

Up to 500 more students could be added to Frisco ISD elementary schools in the 2020-21 school year when eight campuses begin oering full-day prekindergarten.. The district hosts its half-day program for 4-year- olds at the Early Childhood School. The shift to a full-day program means that pre-K classes will also be added to Boals, Hosp, McSpedden, Pink, Purefoy, Shawnee Trail and Sonntag elementary schools. Car- roll Elementary School will only oer bilingual pre-K. This expansion is a result of Texas House Bill 3, which passed last year and requires school districts CONTINUED ON 24 Frisco ISD to debut full-day pre-K in 202021 school year BY ELIZABETH UCLÉS

Frisco ISD will roll out full-day pre-K for eligible 4-year-olds in the 2020-21 school year as a result of the law. The district conducted a survey* in September and October 2019 for FISD parents. Here are highlights from the 1,005 survey respondents.

Students participate in a pre-K class at Frisco ISD's Early Childhood School. (Elizabeth Uclés/Community Impact Newspaper)

CONTINUED ON 30 Frisco’s 5-star business connector 1970 to around 190,000 in 2020, the chamber has come all the way from its rst home in a caboose on the rail- road tracks to being one of the top chambers in the country. It is among the 1.5% of chambers nationwide Chamber marks 50 years of advocacy, experience BY WILLIAM C. WADSACK Over the last 50 years, the develop- ment of the Frisco Chamber of Com- merce has mirrored the explosive growth of the city it serves. As Frisco has grown from a tiny town with a population of 1,845 in

WE DON'T HAVE THE ABILITY TO LEVY LAWS OR TAX...BUT IF WE CAN PUT OUR CONVENING POWERS TO USE, WE CAN BRING TOGETHER THE PARTIES THAT WILL BE ABLE TO MAKE THOSE THINGS HAPPEN. TONY FELKER, CHAMBER PRESIDENTCEO

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