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RISD Trustees to Move TRE Election to November
At its called meeting July 13, RISD Trustees agreed to move the previously-called tax ratification election date from September 4 to the general election date of November 6. Based on feedback from community members, trustees made the decision to provide more time for voters to become informed about the reasons for the TRE and also encourage the higher voter participation that comes with a general election. In addition, the move is expected to save RISD a significant cost compared to the cost of a September election.

“While we had sound reasons for initially calling a September 4 election to more quickly provide resources for our teachers and students, moving it will allow for maximum engagement and transparency with our community,” said RISD Board President Justin Bono.

In making the recommendation to the Board, RISD Superintendent Dr. Jeannie Stone shared that “the district has heard from our business community and individual taxpayers that more time is needed, and this decision is about being responsive to that feedback.”

Learn more about the TRE
Learn more about the July 13 meeting, including video

 
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2018-2019 Budget Adopted
RISD conducted a public hearing the evening of June 21 and Board members then formally adopted the district's 2018-2019 budget.

Previously, on June 4, Trustees reached consensus on 2018-2019 expenditures, and on June 6 formally adopted the 2018-2019 tax rate. This triggered a tax ratification election (TRE) asking RISD voters to approve a 13-cent increase to the operating tax rate.

Learn more about the TRE
Learn more about the June 21 meeting, including video
Learn more about RISD's Budget Planning

 
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Students posing for photoRISD Students Graduate with Job Skills and Independence
Project SEARCH prepares young adults with special needs for success in integrated and competitive employment. This unique high school transition program provides job training and education, as well as the tools necessary for independent living.

Read more about Project SEARCH

 
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Board Informally Agrees on Operating Budget
At its Monday, June 4 regular meeting, RISD trustees informally agreed to 2018-19 operating budget expenditures of $340 million. RISD's longtime $1.04 operating tax rate is projected to generate $317 million in 2018-19, $23 million less than proposed expenditures.

The Board's agreement set the stage for a meeting and tax rate hearing on Wednesday, June 6, at which the Board adopted an increased 2018-19 operating tax rate that would generate the revenue needed to support the operating expenditures and priority initiatives.

Read more on the RISD Budget Planning Page

 
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Board Discusses 2019-2020 Student Academic Calendar
At their June 4 Board meeting, RISD Trustees discussed staff and parent feedback so far related to  the two options for RISD's 2019-2020 student Academic Calendar (please note that the 2018-19 calendar has already been approved for the upcoming school year).

As of June 4, 63% of feedback has favored Option B, and 37% of feedback has favored Option A.

A committee of parents and staff members worked to develop two calendar options for stakeholders and the Board to consider, the primary difference being the start and end dates.

Option A would begin the school year on Monday, August 19, 2019 and conclude on Thursday, May 28, 2020. View calendar Option A.

Option B would begin the school year on Thursday, August 15, 2019 and conclude on Friday, May 22, 2020. This option would begin two instructional days earlier than Option A. View calendar Option B.

The earlier start date in Option B was proposed by the committee in order to:

  • Provide an option for parents and staff who have requested it.
  • Balance instructional days between both semesters to ensure teachers of single semester courses have enough time to cover their material in the first semester.
  • Provide some additional time for staff to prepare for summer school programs after the end of the school year. Under the current calendar, summer school teachers and staff have one working day to prepare for state-required summer programs after the school year concludes.

Option A more closely reflects the calendar that RISD has adopted in recent years.

Parents and staff feedback on both calendar options continues to be welcome. Stakeholders can email risd@risd.org or call 469-593-0301.

 
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Teacher and students in the garden at Moss Haven ElementaryGrowing Greatness in RISD
Richardson ISD students are leaning firsthand the value of hard work, breaking a sweat and getting a little dirty.  Across the district, school gardens are thriving, gaining popularity and bringing together students with community members.  School gardens are currently installed in 23 schools throughout Richardson ISD.  These outdoor learning areas exist to cultivate a respect for the earth and the food-growth process, contribute to a healthy lifestyle, and encourage students and teachers to take the classroom outside.

Read the full story at the RISD News Desk

 
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An RISD Watch DOG with students.Get Moving with RISD's Coach Fuller
Health and fitness are a way of life for the Lake Highlands Elementary community, thanks to physical education teacher, Coach Christina Fuller. For the past 5 years, Coach Fuller has offered a variety of programs to promote healthy eating and healthy living, to the faculty, students and parents of Lake Highlands. Biweekly faculty workouts, a student bike club, campus fitness competitions, and family healthy eating campaigns are just a few of the programs and activities the school community participates in.

Read the full story at the RISD News Desk

 
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An RISD Watch DOG with students.Watch DOGS reporting for duty across RISD
The watch dogs that are commonly seen walking the halls of Richardson ISD elementary schools aren’t the ferocious creatures you might be picturing. No growling. No barking. And definitely no biting.  Instead, these watch dogs are fathers, grandfathers, uncles and other father figures that are volunteering their time to make an impact in their local elementary school.

Read the full story at the RISD News Desk

 
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Students participate in the State of Texas High School Barbeque Cook OffLearning is Delicious in RISD
The State of Texas High School BBQ Cook Off recently brought Richardson High School students together with other students from across the state to compete in a classic Texas tradition — a BBQ cook off. The event showcased the skills and education students gained in Career and Technical Education classes this past year.

Read the full story at the RISD News Desk

 
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Educating Young LeadersEducating Young Leaders in a Strong City
Richardson ISD's Department of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion hosted the Young Leaders, Strong City (YLSC) Teen Summit, targeting over 200 9th- 12th grade students from all of the district’s high schools. Students convened for a day-long summit with a team of national and local justice advocacy leaders, teachers, and artists to engage in pivotal dialogue and inquiry about racial justice and equity.

Read the full story at the RISD News Desk

 
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STEM For All Grant AnnouncementTexas Instruments and RISD Announce Major STEM Grant
The Texas Instruments (TI) Foundation, Educate Texas and RISD will partner to create a science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) feeder pattern within the L.V. Berkner High School attendance zone, which includes 16 schools serving more than 10,000 students from 80 different countries. The TI Foundation will give $4.6 million over the next three years to Educate Texas, the public-private initiative of Communities Foundation of Texas, to work with RISD to implement a “STEM for All” concept.

Learn more

 
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