What Does Frisco Want From Its Next School Superintendent?

In his four years as the Frisco ISD superintendent, Dr. Jeremy Lyon oversaw huge growth in the district's number of students and campuses, as well as a partnership with the Dallas Cowboys and the city to satisfy the need for a new stadium.Lyon is set to leave Frisco ISD at the end of June, and the district's funding challenge -- trying to keep up with all that growth -- looms large for his replacement.He unsuccessfully oversaw the district's efforts to increase taxpayer funding, an initiative that failed at the polls in 2016. As a result, Frisco ISD kept four campuses vacant this school year in an effort to save $15 million in operating costs. The district has since been working closely with community members to come up with a priority-based budget that will make the best use of limited funding.In Lyon's four years, Frisco ISD grew by 31 percent, to 55,000 students, and opened 12 new schools. It is projected to gain 8,000 students in the next five years.  Continue reading...

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