The Class of 2016

Richardson ISD's Class of 2016 graduated this week at ceremonies for each of RISD's four high schools. More than 2,000 students walked across the stage, earning a diploma and concluding their K-12 career.

Congratulations to the Class of 2016!

Group photo of Berner graduation

Group photo of Lake Highlands graduation

Group photo of Pearce graduation

Group photo of Richardson graduation

Dr. Waggoner Photo

Superintendent Waggoner Announces Retirement

Richardson ISD Superintendent Dr. Kay Waggoner has announced that she is retiring from her position after six years in RISD and 35 years in public education. She has been on leave from the district since April to care for close family members facing serious health issues.

"It is with mixed emotions that I share with you my decision to retire from Richardson ISD," Waggoner said in a letter to employees. "My family continues to need my focus and love, and I need to turn my entire attention toward their care. From the bottom of my heart, thank you for the opportunity to work in this outstanding district, with exceptional people, serving incredible kids."

"Dr. Waggoner has served RISD extraordinarily well over the last six years," said Board of Trustees President Kim Caston. "She is the epitome of a servant leader, has always placed students first, and we are very grateful for her service to the district."

Dr. Jeannie Stone will continue to lead RISD as Acting Superintendent, and Dr. Waggoner will assist with her transition. The Board of Trustees is expected to evaluate next steps in the Fall.

Elementary Recess Times Adjusted for 2016-17

In conjunction with the earlier elementary school start time of 7:50 am next year, recess times have been adjusted for most grade levels.

Students in grades K-3 will have 30 minutes of recess a day, an increase of 10 minutes. Grades 4 and 5 will have 20 minutes a day, an increase of four minutes for fifth graders. Sixth graders will have 15 minutes of recess, a reduction of one minute compared to 2015-16.

The 2016-17 school year begins August 22.

Link to upcoming events

District Calendar

  • June 13 - Regular Board Meeting
  • June 20 - Board Study Session
  • August 1 - Regular Board Meeting
  • August 22 - First Day of 2016-17 School Year


Summer Camps

RISD's Summer Camp page lists district- or school-affiliated summer camp offerings, including opportunities from RISD partner organizations.

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2016-17 Student Academic Calendar Now Available

Link to academic calendar