Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

  • Updated August 2019

    Prosper ISD will update this page as necessary in an effort to keep our community well informed about all the happenings throughout the school district.  If at any time you would like additional information regarding any item, please do not hesitate to contact the main number at 469-219-2000.

  • When is the first day of school for 2019?

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    August 14, 2019 – the District Calendar for 2019-20 is approved and found on the district website.

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  • When is the last day of school?

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    May 22, 2020

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  • When is graduation for PHS?

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    May 23, 2020  Location?  The Star – 10:00AM (Frisco)

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  • Where can I find a quick reference guide for PISD information?

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    Two good sources would be the “PISD At-a-Glance” http://www.prosper-isd.net/cms/lib5/TX01918217/Centricity/domain/4/faq/PISD at a glance 2017-18.pdf document or the “PISD Annual Report” http://sww.prosper-isd.net/Page/3370.

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  • What are the school times for the 2019-2020 school year?

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    Elementary Schools              7:45-2:50
    Middle Schools                     8:10-3:25
    Prosper High School             8:30-3:59

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  • Who is allowed to visit campuses and what is the protocol?

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    ALL visitors are required to check in at the front office during school hours before entering any PISD building – see http://www.prosper-isd.net/cms/lib5/TX01918217/Centricity/domain/4/faq/GKC_REGULATION.pdf

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  • How can I get an answer to my question?

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    You can call us, email us, or submit a question anonymously (on website) if preferred.  Our goal is to respond to you within 24 hours; however, we can only respond if you provide an email or phone number.  Eagle Chat (on the district website) is a great way to have your questions answered.

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  • What is PISD’s UIL 6A district?

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    The current alignment was announced by the UIL February 1, 2018.  Our competitive district is as follows: Prosper HS, McKinney HS, McKinney Boyd, Plano HS, Plano West, Plano East, Allen HS, and Jesuit HS.  This alignment will last through the 2019-2020 school year.  This is the first year that PHS will be competing at the 6A level.  

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  • How are the different classifications broken down?

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    UIL classification is based on the high school enrollment ONLY (it has nothing to do with district enrollment or enrollment on elementary and middle school campuses).  The NEW classifications are as follows for 2018-2020: (the new enrollment number was pulled in October 2017):


    1A (104.9 & below)        2A (105-224)                3A (225-504)                   4A (505-1149)                5A (1150 - 2189)                 6A (2190 & Above) 


    The new alignment was announced in February of 2018.

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  • When and where will the PHS Natatorium be built?

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    The time is HERE!!  The PISD Natatorium is now completed and open for business.  The natatorium is adjacent to the new stadium next to Frontier Park. For Natatorium questions, contact the Natatorium Director, Tommy Sacco at tasacco@prosper-isd.net.

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  • When and where will the new stadium be built?

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    The time is FINALLY now!  The new Children’s Health Stadium at Prosper ISD opens this fall (August 2019).  The 12,000-seat stadium will allow us to move out of the current 2A facility at Reynolds MS.  It is located on the same property as Frontier Park on the west side of the railroad tracks on the south side of Frontier Parkway.

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  • When will High School #2 be built?

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    HS #2 (Rock Hill HS) is currently under construction and will open by August 2020.  The long-term plan is for PISD to have approximately eight 5A high schools at build out, but residential zoning will ultimately drive that number as well as the availability of state funding.

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  • Why wasn't HS#2 built sooner - specifically before the new stadium?

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    The position of PISD has always been that the stadium and/or natatorium would not interfere with “school” construction, and that has held true.  The stadium project was approved 12 years ago and only recently did the District believe it had the appropriate window to start the project without delaying any school construction.  To put some numbers to it, the stadium costs about 25% of what a new high school costs.

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  • Why wasn't HS#2 started earlier?

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    Great question – although our community has been amazing to approve bonds authorizing the District to build schools, we can only “sell bonds” at a rate that the local values would allow, which is why we always harp on the necessity of commercial/retail development in our district.  Rooftops do not generate enough value to keep up with the needs that come from our rapid growth. For example, currently PISD is able to sell $100 million in bonds for every 1.2 billion dollar increase in local valuation. In order for PISD to keep pace with student growth, local values would need to increase about 2.2-2.5 billion each year and that is simply not happening at the moment.  If we started HS#2 a year earlier, it would have required us to not build ES #10, ES #11, and MS #3 that are all scheduled to open this fall – all of which are always hard decisions.

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  • What are the reasons for PISD having its own police department?

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    The territory of Prosper ISD extends into six municipalities (Town of Prosper, City of Frisco, City of McKinney, City of Celina, Collin County, and Denton County).  PISD had a resource officer that was shared with the Town of Prosper several years ago, but in the end that person was restricted to the “Town of Prosper” only and experienced time management conflicts.  An officer of PISD will have jurisdiction across all the campuses whereas otherwise we would be dependent on the various departments of the different municipalities. This will help us improve communication with everyone AND strengthen our partnerships.  Prosper ISD will have at least one officer for every PISD campus beginning in August 2019. As in the past, the Prosper PD will continue to work with us regarding security at events and all issues within the Town of Prosper. Our hope is also that this will help begin to bridge the gap between cops and kids.  Although there is the obvious “enforcement” component to this, the PISD police will also have an educational agenda as we begin to work with our younger students about the importance of law enforcement along with making good decisions.

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  • Given the events around our country, what is PISD doing to help ensure the safest environment?

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    PISD continues to run drills and simulate mock situations on each campus to ensure preparedness.  We are also working to make sure that access to our schools continues to be very controlled and restricted.  The ISD continues to evaluate other options that pertain to an increased presence of armed security at events and campuses.  Unfortunately, we cannot control “madness”, but we certainly want to do our due diligence in preparing for the unthinkable in a reasonable way that does not punitively compromise the school experience.  We are also partnering with other local police departments in a new initiative called Priority ONE. We invite any uniformed officers to eat (for free) at any of our secondary campuses to add yet another layer of law enforcement visibility on our campuses. And finally, we have added parking lot security for PHS during the school day as well. Your input in this area is always welcomed.

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  • With all of our growth, how do we know who is moving into our area?

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     The State of Texas Department of Public Safety maintains a current registry of all sex offenders who have registered with the state.  The database can be sorted by name, address, and zip code. The school district does not maintain this list. This link  https://records.txdps.state.tx.us/SexOffenderRegistry is offered only as a service to our PISD families.  Contact the Texas Department of Public Safety for additional information.

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  • When will elementary schools need to be rezoned?

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    The current attendance zones are scheduled to stay in place for the 2019-2020 school year.  The new attendance zones for 2020-2021 will be announced by March, 2020 when we open one new elementary school and a fourth middle school.  The entire zoning process for HS#2 (Rock Hill) will be completed prior to November 1, 2019.

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  • What are the priorities when going through a rezoning process?

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    We attempt to evaluate our growth beyond today in an effort to minimize movement from one year to the next.  We understand the value of stability, but growth sometimes does not allow for everyone to simply stay where they wish.  Zoning for the 2019-20 school will be available on the district website when completed.

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  • Is there any way to keep elementary zones intact for the middle school zones?

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    This is what we hope to evolve to once we have enough schools.  Unfortunately, due to the current size and geographic location of our schools, it would be extremely difficult to implement that approach with this rezoning.  For example, we can’t just say the current Baker, Folsom, Hughes, Spradley and Cockrell zones go to Rogers and Windsong Ranch, Rucker, Boyer and Light Farms go to Reynolds because the imbalance would be too significant (the differential would be 800+ students).  Unfortunately, there are no simple or clean answers.

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  • When elementary schools get rezoned, will my child be allowed to stay in their current school?

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    Due to our ongoing growth, we will need to evaluate this during the zoning change when we have more concrete campus enrollment numbers.  However, given our growth projections, it is highly unlikely that students will be allowed to remain at their old campus (referred to as “grandfathered”).

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  • Where is Elementary #12 going to be located?

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    Elementary #12 (Sam Johnson Elementary) will be located in the north/central portion of our district in the Mustang Lakes development and scheduled to open in August 2020.

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  • Where is MS#4 going to be located?

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    MS #4 (TBA Middle School) will be located on the north side of Fishtrap Road in west Prosper just east of Artesia development scheduled to open in August 2020.

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  • What is the timing of MS#4 and where is it going to be located?

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    The ISD has decided to begin construction on MS#4 located on Fishtrap Rd. in west Prosper.  The ability to complete this project to open in August of 2020 will depend on the outcome of the bond election in May 2019.

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  • Where is HS#2 going to be located?

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    HS #2 (Rock Hill HS) will be located on Coit Road south of 380 and is under construction and slated to open by August 2020.

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  • What is the timing of future schools?

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    ES#12 will open in August of 2020 along with MS#4 and HS#2.  IF growth continues at this pace, we will need to open a new high school and middle school approximately every two years beginning in 2020 with elementary schools bunched in there as well.

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  • What will be the future location of programs like Dual Language and Pre-K?

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    Dual language has found its home and it is Rucker Elementary – hopefully that will not change in the foreseeable future.  We understand the importance of stability for students and staff, but at the end of the day enrollment will ultimately drive these decisions.  Pre-K is currently offered at Hughes and Windsong Ranch Elementary Schools but could relocate in the future based on availability of space.

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  • What is the current configuration of PISD schools?

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    Currently, our eleven elementary schools serve grades K-5 (Pre-K is located at Hughes and Windsong Ranch), Rogers, Reynolds, and Hays serve 6-8, and PHS serves 9-12.

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  • Can you please explain to me why we have difficulty selling bonds on occasion?

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    Well, the answer is complicated yet simple.  The I&S (Interest and Sinking) tax rate is the portion of the rate that is applied for the debt incurred by selling bonds and is capped by the State at 50 cents.  PISD is currently at the cap of 50 cents; therefore, in order to access more bond money, we must be able to apply that 50-cent rate to NEW value (homes, commercial, retail, etc.).  ISDs are allowed to use 5-year projections in order to pass the 50-cent test and PISD continues to evaluate all possibilities in an effort to pass the required 50-cent test to sell additional bonds for construction projects.  All sales must ultimately be approved by the Office of the Attorney General.

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  • How do bonds work?

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     Essentially, once authorization is granted through an election, bonds are sold against the value of property within the boundaries of the district.  Prosper ISD has currently sold all the bonds that it can against the current value (those that already live in Prosper ISD). A bond issue would grant the district to sell bonds against the new value (all the new homes and businesses that come to PISD after today).  Current home owners grant authorization through an election to sell bonds against the new value (new homes and businesses) that are coming to Prosper ISD.

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  • What impact will a bond issue have on the tax rate for my property?

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    The quick answer is ZERO impact.  We are already at the tax cap as legislated by the state, so that I&S tax rate CANNOT increase.  The tax rate is currently $1.67 and has been for several years – as a result of new legislation the tax rate projected to be $1.56 which is a significant decrease.

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  • How does the new school funding laws affect Prosper ISD?

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    The short answer is… HORRIBLY!  The State arrived at a solution that was good for many and horrible for a few – PISD falls into the “few” category.  PISD is losing millions each year via the new legislation, which will certainly impact how we do what we do so PISD does not celebrate HB3 with others (more info to come).  Moreover, it is our belief that this new system is not even sustainable and will require a new state overhaul within the next few years. Until then, Prosper ISD will be required to go back to the voters for additional funds in order to maintain the same level of quality.

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  • Do we still accept transfer students from outside the district?

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    At this time, PISD is not accepting out-of-district transfers.  Current transfer students were “grandfathered” and permitted to stay in Prosper provided that they continue to meet the local requirements regarding discipline, attendance, and academic performance.  PISD currently has less than 100 out-of-district transfer students who do not either have a contract on a house or one under construction. These students make up less than 1% of the total enrollment of the nearly 14,700 students.  Under the rules of the UIL, transfer students are ineligible to compete in varsity competition for one full calendar year beginning from the date of enrollment. PISD is not accepting additional transfer students at this time.

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  • Does the District still allow campus to campus transfers (intra-district) within the district?

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    Very similar to above, due to the space limitations on each elementary campus, PISD has been VERY restrictive on campus-to-campus transfer requests.  Although intradistrict requests are discouraged, PISD will evaluate requests based on availability of space and staff and the merits of the requests. All of our elementary schools are excellent, so there would be no need to transfer for academic reasons.  Approval is extremely rare.

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  • What is the BEST protocol to follow when I have a concern?

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    Understanding that all concerns are somewhat unique, the best protocol would be in this order:  teacher, assistant principal, principal, assistant superintendent, superintendent, and then school board.  Our goal is always to resolve the concern/dispute at the “lowest” possible level, which is the level closest to the specific concern.  Although an “informal” process is preferred, “formal” documents are provided online for those wishing to pursue their concerns more formally.

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  • What exactly is “Eagle Chat”?

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    Prosper ISD strives to keep the lines of communication open with the community.  Eagle Chat was established to share ideas, comments, compliments, concerns, and ask questions that you might have regarding various aspects of the district.

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  • What is the best way for me to stay informed about the happenings throughout PISD?

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    PISD has gone almost 100% electronic.  Anyone can go to the district website and sign up (FREE) for any organizational, activity, grade level, campus, or district newsletters.  For parents, Skyward is the most efficient way to monitor their child’s academic progress. PISD also has a Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter account. The PISD 2-Minute Drill is also a weekly video message from the superintendent about happenings around the district.  We strive to keep you completely informed through various mediums and we welcome ideas on how to improve this in any area that we might be falling short.

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  • When does the PISD School Board meet?

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    Regular school board meetings are held on the third Monday of each month at 7:00 in the PISD Board Room unless otherwise posted.  Periodically, the time may change or the actual date may change based on special circumstances. An example would be if the third Monday falls during a school holiday (i.e. Thanksgiving week), the board may choose to move that meeting to either the Monday before or the Monday after.  All regular meetings are held on Mondays, so if there is a change from the regular third Monday it will typically be moved to another “Monday” date. Special board meetings may be scheduled at any time or any day. All meetings are duly posted at the PISD Administration Building and the PISD Website.

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  • What areas make up PISD?

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    The Town of Prosper makes up only about 55% of PISD (so please do not get confused when comparing PISD demographic reports with that of the Town’s).  PISD also goes into the City of McKinney (east of Custer), City of Frisco (south of 380), City of Celina (north of Frontier Pkwy/1461), and Denton County on the far west side of our district.  PISD is approximately 57 square miles.

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  • What is PISD expected to look like at build-out?

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    Noting that everything ultimately depends on how the different municipalities zone their respective areas of our ISD, PISD is expecting approximately 50,000-60,000 students, which would be housed in about 30-40 elementary schools, 8-10 middle schools, and 6-8 high schools (maintaining the 5A model).  Note that there will be a number of support and district-level facilities as well.

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  • Why has Prosper ISD chosen to stay with the 5A model instead of building fewer 6A’s?

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    PISD made the decision years ago that the value of smaller schools is worth the investment.  As schools get larger it is easier for students to get lost in the crowd – every decision we make is to help control those numbers so that students’ emotional, physical, and academic health are treated as a premium and protected.  Simply stated, bigger schools have bigger cracks for kids to fall through and that is just unacceptable. Admittedly, it is less expensive to build 4-5 6A (4,000+ students) high schools versus nearly 8 5A (about 2,000 students) high schools, but the mental and emotional health along with the overall student success is worth that investment.

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  • What are the ideal student capacities at each PISD school?

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    PREFERRED

    Rucker Elementary                  Classroom Capacity (500-600)         Core Capacity (450)

    Baker Elementary                    Classroom Capacity (700-750)         Core Capacity (900)

    Boyer Elementary                    Classroom Capacity (700-750)         Core Capacity (900)

    Folsom Elementary                   Classroom Capacity (700-750)         Core Capacity (900)

    Cockrell Elementary                 Classroom Capacity (700-750)         Core Capacity (900)

    Hughes Elementary                  Classroom Capacity (700-750)         Core Capacity (900)

    Light Farms Elementary          Classroom Capacity (700-750)          Core Capacity (900)

    Spradley Elementary               Classroom Capacity (700-750)          Core Capacity (900)

    Windsong R Elementary          Classroom Capacity (700-750)           Core Capacity (900)

    Rogers MS                               Classroom Capacity (900-1000)         Core Capacity (1250)

    Reynolds MS                            Classroom Capacity (900-1000)         Core Capacity (1250)

    Prosper HS                              Classroom Capacity (2000-2500)        Core Capacity (3000+)

     

    “Core Capacity” refers to common spaces like gyms, cafeterias, restrooms, office space, hallways, libraries, etc.  It is also important to note that portable buildings increase the classroom capacity.

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  • What is the current enrollment of the PISD schools?

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    Rucker Elementary      Classroom Capacity (700) 716         Core Capacity (450)

    Baker Elementary        Classroom Capacity (700) 852         Core Capacity (900)

    Boyer Elementary         Classroom Capacity (700) 864        Core Capacity (900)

    Folsom Elementary       Classroom Capacity (700) 801        Core Capacity (900)

    Cockrell Elementary      Classroom Capacity (700) 805        Core Capacity (900)

    Hughes Elementary       Classroom Capacity (700) 898        Core Capacity (900)

    Light Farms Elementary Classroom Capacity (700) 872       Core Capacity (900)

    Spradley Elementary      Classroom Capacity (700) 858       Core Capacity (900)

    Windsong R Elementary Classroom Capacity (700) 1156      Core Capacity (900)

    Rogers MS                       Classroom Capacity (1000) 1648     Core Capacity (1250)

    Reynolds MS                   Classroom Capacity (1000) 1725     Core Capacity (1250)

    Prosper HS                      Classroom Capacity (2500) 3460    Core Capacity (3000)

    *Classroom Capacity is what is preferred based on the scheduled use of those rooms.  When a building exceeds that “preferred” capacity then we have to utilize all specialty areas for regular classrooms and consider portable buildings.

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  • Does Prosper ISD use portable buildings?

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    Unfortunately yes – given the constraints of state funding and the velocity of our growth, the District is unable to build schools fast enough to accommodate the student growth.  Currently every campus in PISD has portable buildings to accommodate overflow. These buildings are secured by fencing and badge-accessed gates on all of the elementary and middle school campuses.  PHS now also has portable buildings to accommodate student growth until HS #2 opens in 2020. The velocity of student growth will determine Prosper’s ongoing reliance on portable buildings to accommodate students.

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  • How exactly are schools funded in the State of Texas?

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    It is not uncommon for individuals familiar with City and County Governments to attempt to make budget comparisons with School Districts since all three entities collect property taxes and all is combined into one statement.  The most obvious question often is, “Why can’t Prosper ISD reduce taxes like the other taxing entities?” That is a reasonable question, but the answer is far from “reasonable”.

    When starting a discussion about public school funding, it is sometimes better understood by making some correlations between school budgets and home budgets. Prosper ISD (along with all other school districts) has two basic tax rates that generate a majority of the funding for our school system. The first tax rate is commonly called the Maintenance and Operation Tax and is referred to as M & O.  This tax is levied to fund the basic operations of the schools.  Everything from electricity to salaries is encompassed under this umbrella much like bills that we pay as individuals such as utilities, insurance and groceries. The second tax rate is levied in order to pay for our construction projects that have been previously voter approved. This tax is commonly called I&S or Interest and Sinking tax. An individual budget would correlate this tax to a home mortgage payment.

    Let’s first examine how our operations budget is funded. We reference the term current law when speaking to school finance due to the volatility of the system and the numerous changes that have affected school finance in recent years. Some basics of the system however have been consistent through the years. The funding sources for school systems come from three main sources. The first and obviously largest amount of funding is from school property taxes. The second source comes through the State Foundation School Program and this portion is designated as revenue from the State. The third source of revenue available to schools is from federal funding and is primarily based on the number of students that receive free and reduced lunches (which is a very small amount in PISD).

    This information is very important for stakeholders of the district to understand. The State contribution to Prosper ISD has decreased and continues to be on the decline.  Specifically, the State will only be contributing approximately 25% of the 2019-2020 budget with the remainder coming from local tax dollars. Ironically, as the State share decreases they continue to impose legislation to reduce “local” control.

    If you ever have any questions regarding school funding, please do not hesitate to reach out to us via our website (Eagle Chat) or by phone.

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  • How are schools/facilities built/funded in Texas?

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    There are really only two mechanisms to build schools.  One, which basically no school district can do – especially fast growth districts, is simply pay cash.  Philosophically that sounds great, but it is just not feasible. The other way to fund the construction of schools is through voted bonds.  For those who might have an objection to voted debt, honestly I do not disagree; however, the reality is that this is the ONLY mechanism that state allows school districts to build schools.  We can’t even go to the bank and get a loan to build a school under the current system, which is counter-intuitive. So, I always encourage you to contact our state legislators and make the case to better fund schools and provide various means to build schools – especially in fast growth school districts like Prosper ISD.

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  • Will PISD change its position & transport students living within the 2-mile restricted area?

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     Given that there are still too many unknown variables, it is unlikely this will change.  The State discourages this practice by providing NO funding for transporting students who live within two miles of their school.  PISD has attempted to absorb this cost in the past, but the uncertainty of future funding restricts this and other areas of PISD.

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  • Will PISD allow families who live within the 2-mile area pay a fee to ride the bus?

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    The primary variable that will affect this will be the availability of buses (and drivers).  If PISD has spare buses that could be utilized without compromising other routes or organizational events, this “may” be available as an option in the future.  Today, however, those living within the 2-mile area are ineligible for school transportation.

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  • Is there a chance that certain parts of our school district might be rezoned to McKinney ISD?

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     NO!  When you hear of discussions about “zoning”, please know that is in reference to zones “within” PISD pertaining to which neighborhoods will attend which PISD schools.  Please ignore any talk about your area being removed from PISD.

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  • Is there an anonymous way to report bullying, harassment or other school-related issues?

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    Yes – many of our campuses have “Bully Reporting Boxes” where students can write down their complaint or concern and place it in the box (near the front office).  Moreover, EVERY campus has a form on the homepage of their respective campus websites where anything of this nature can be reported completely anonymously if so desired.  Moreover, the district has also implemented a new electronic mechanism (“No Bullying Zone”) to anonymously report misconduct, vandalism, mistreatment, drugs, etc. so that we can work to best ensure the safest environment for our students. We recognize that it is sometimes difficult for students to come forward, so we have tried to make it as easy and as “private” as possible.

    Tip411 is a new method in which reports can be made regarding unsafe, criminal or suspicious behavior at school.

    The bullying report links can be found under the parent tab and "No Bully Zone" and "Tip 411" is also found under the parent tab.

    “Eagle Chat” is also another way to reach out to district officials.

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  • What exactly are the campus and district site-based committees?

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    These committees are made up of teachers, parents, community, and business representatives that serve as advisory committees to the campus principal and the district superintendent.  If you have an interest in serving in such a capacity, please contact your campus principal. Members of the various campus committees are pulled together to comprise the district committee.

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  • What does Prosper ISD do in regards to their Curriculum?

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    Prosper ISD has been investing a significant amount of time in developing a comprehensive system to build a strong, community-reflective, highly effective curriculum in every area of instruction. The Prosper ISD Curriculum Department will provide learners an aligned, well-articulated and assessed curriculum that is engaging and innovative while reaching the specific and diverse needs of all students.   The purpose of education is to impart knowledge, concepts, processes, and attitudes necessary for all student to successfully function in an ever-changing environment. The district recognizes and values the unique characteristics of its students and commits to providing an educational program designed to meet state requirements as well as developing each student's innate talents.

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  • Does PISD offer Orchestra?

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    YES!!  PISD offers Orchestra to those students interested in grades 6-12.  Contact your child’s school counselor if you have any interest. Moreover, PISD also offers Suzuki Strings at the elementary level (located at Windsong Ranch), which is provided by very few elementary schools across the State of Texas.

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  • Who are the campus principals for the 2019-20 school year?

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    Baker Elementary - Danielle Wallace

    Boyer Elementary - Alissa Andrews

    Cockrell Elementary - Glenda Dophied

    Folsom Elementary - Stephanie Cockrell

    Furr Elementary - Cindy Zukowski

    Hughes Elementary - Kim Newman

    Light Farms Elementary - Haley Stelly

    Rucker Elementary - Shelly Spears

    Spradley Elementary - Machelle Scogin

    Stuber Elementary - Dr. Jennifer Hinson

    Windsong Ranch Elementary - Kardel Miller

    Hays Middle School - Nick Jones

    Reynolds Middle School - Justin Goldsmith

    Rogers Middle School - Jason Jetton

    PHS - Dr. John Burdett

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  • What is the Prosper ISD Graduate Profile?

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    In order for us to be unified in what our ultimate purpose as a district is, we must work collectively as a school community and we must all understand what our ultimate aims are for each and every student. In order for this to happen, we have developed the Prosper ISD Graduate Profile. The five components of the graduate profile are used as foundational principles in the daily curriculum and activities of who we are as Prosper ISD. We have chosen to not leave these things to chance, but to plan them by choice. When our graduates ultimately walk across the stage at graduation, it will not be solely about the certain amount of credits being reached or a certain GPA, it will be about who they are as young men and young women collectively because of their time in Prosper ISD. The collective stakeholders and communities that serve Prosper ISD work together so that our students, exhibit academic readiness, seek the opportunities and challenges of learning, demonstrate well-rounded characteristics, value honor and respect of others and contribute towards community through involvement.

    Graduate Profile

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  • Graduate Profile

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