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  • Dozens of Bond 2016 projects occurred over the summer, with schools across RISD benefitting from repairs, replacements or new equipment. Click to watch some of the work and projects.
  • Congratulations to Jocelyn Pokropinski - the first RISD student to graduate through the newly-expanded Memorial Park Academy.
  • Farrah Smock Principal of the year
  • Debbie Yarger principal of the year
  • Preliminary designs available for first of two new elementary schools in Lake Highlands.
Dozens of Bond 2016 projects occurred over the summer, with schools across RISD benefitting from repairs, replacements or new equipment. Click to watch some of the work and projects.1 Congratulations to Jocelyn Pokropinski - the first RISD student to graduate through the newly-expanded Memorial Park Academy.3 4 5 Preliminary designs available for first of two new elementary schools in Lake Highlands.6
News and Announcements

Accountability Reports, Distinctions Now Available 9/27/16
State accountability reports for RISD and each ratings-eligible school are now available. Every RISD school earned a 2016 rating of Met Standard, and schools can also earn academic distinctions in different areas based on student performance, primarily on the state STAAR test, compared to a peer group of schools determined by the state. Overall, 11.3% of RISD schools earned all possible academic distinctions, compared to 5.7% in Texas, and 77.4% of RISD schools earned at least one academic distinction, compared to 51.1% in Texas.

Congratulations to the following RISD schools for earning all possible academic distinctions: Jess Harben ES, Liberty JH, MST Magnet, Parkhill JH, Richardson HS & West JH.

To view State Accountability Reports and academic distinction information for each RISD school, visit the Accountability Page and select a school from the drop-down menu.

 
 

Boundaries Recommended For New School - Updated 9/15/16
The District is postponing the public hearing, originally scheduled for Monday, Sept. 19, while RISD leadership further evaluates options for enrollment growth in the White Rock Elementary attendance zone.

Read the message from Dr. Stone

View the Lake Highlands enrollment growth website

At its September 12 meeting, the RISD Board heard attendance boundary recommendations for the new elementary school planned for White Rock Trail. The boundaries were drawn from within White Rock Elementary's existing attendance boundaries, and considered criteria previously provided by the Board of Trustees, including:

  • Addressing current and projected overcrowding at White Rock Elementary
  • Prioritize student safety to & from school
  • Utilize geographical landmarks and major streets
  • Maintain existing socio-economic and racial diversity
  • Consider existing neighborhoods and homeowner associations

Also at the meeting, the Board directed architects to proceed with design of a two story configuration that would not require a zoning variance.

View the recommended boundaries

Provide feedback to the Board about the new boundaries

Learn more

 
 

District of Innovation 9/1/16
RISD will be holding a public hearing on September 12 regarding the district's intent to pursue state designation as a District of Innovation. A District of Innovation is a concept passed by the Texas Legislature that provides traditional independent school districts most of the flexibilities available to the state’s open enrollment charter schools.

The idea behind Districts of Innovation is that a local school district may want to pursue specific innovations in curriculum, instruction, governance, parent or community involvement, school calendar, budgeting, or other areas. If approved, an innovation plan allows a district to gain exemption from many Texas Education Code requirements, thus gaining more local control.

The public hearing will take place September 12 at 6:00 p.m. at the RISD Administration Building, 400 S. Greenville Avenue in Richardson.

 
 
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October 21
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