Collaborating With Our ISD Partners
Did you know that the City of Frisco is home to not one… but four different independent school districts? Frisco ISD, Lewisville ISD, Little Elm ISD, and Prosper ISD all have some jurisdiction within our city boundaries.
And yet, these five entities largely operate in silos… which doesn’t make much sense when you consider that there are overlapping concerns of roads and transportation, public safety, development standards, and legislative priority. This is even more important as Frisco develops in open spaces to the north, along the 380 Corridor.
As I shared in the Dallas Morning News Voter Guide, I would like to see Frisco take the lead on creating collaboration here.
Why not form an ad hoc joint committee of elected representatives from the City of Frisco, Frisco ISD, Lewisville ISD, Little Elm ISD and Prosper ISD, with designated elected, appointed and staff members from each entity?
Together, they can create a long-term calendar for meetings, workshops and communications. This will allow the City to connect and share ideas with our education partners on matters like police officers in schools, utilities and infrastructure for future projects, school zone planning for our roads, and more.
Currently, it costs the taxpayers money when these entities function in a vacuum. From land swaps to future campus sites, and the impacts of multi-family zoning on the ISD, there are plenty of ways that our decisions affect our partner ISDs and vice versa. Yet, there is no structure for sharing vision, plans and goals among them.
The City of Frisco can take the lead, in a way that benefits all of our homeowners, taxpayers and kids.
See all of Jason’s ideas for Frisco here.