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  • Congratulations Pearce High School Class of 2015 - Click to watch a replay of the graduation ceremony
  • Congratulations Berkner High School Class of 2015 - Click to watch a replay of the graduation ceremony
  • Congratulations Lake Highlands High School Class of 2015 - Click to watch a replay of the graduation ceremony
  • Congratulations Richardson High School Class of 2015 - Click to watch a replay of the graduation ceremony
  • Congratulations Pearce High School Class of 2015 - Click to watch a replay of the graduation ceremony
  • Congratulations Berkner High School Class of 2015 - Click to watch a replay of the graduation ceremony
  • Congratulations Lake Highlands High School Class of 2015 - Click to watch a replay of the graduation ceremony
  • Congratulations Richardson High School Class of 2015 - Click to watch a replay of the graduation ceremony
  • RISD trustees Eron Linn (L), Jean Bono and Kim Caston are sworn in by the Honorable Karen Gren Scholer.
  • MST teacher Stacy Menifee was surprised in her classroom with news that she had won the Fujitsu Trailblazer Award for innovative use of technology in the classroom.
  • Berkner robotics teams earned top finishes at the TSA state robotics competition, taking two of the three available high school national qualifying spots.
Congratulations Pearce High School Class of 2015 - Click to watch a replay of the graduation ceremony1 Congratulations Berkner High School Class of 2015 - Click to watch a replay of the graduation ceremony2 Congratulations Lake Highlands High School Class of 2015 - Click to watch a replay of the graduation ceremony3 Congratulations Richardson High School Class of 2015 - Click to watch a replay of the graduation ceremony4 Congratulations Pearce High School Class of 2015 - Click to watch a replay of the graduation ceremony5 Congratulations Berkner High School Class of 2015 - Click to watch a replay of the graduation ceremony6 Congratulations Lake Highlands High School Class of 2015 - Click to watch a replay of the graduation ceremony7 Congratulations Richardson High School Class of 2015 - Click to watch a replay of the graduation ceremony8 9 RISD trustees Eron Linn (L), Jean Bono and Kim Caston are sworn in by the Honorable Karen Gren Scholer.10 MST teacher Stacy Menifee was surprised in her classroom with news that she had won the Fujitsu Trailblazer Award for innovative use of technology in the classroom.11 Berkner robotics teams earned top finishes at the TSA state robotics competition, taking two of the three available high school national qualifying spots.12 13 14
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Stone Named Deputy Superintendent 
Dr. Jeannie Stone has accepted the position of Deputy Superintendent of Instruction for Richardson ISD. She comes to RISD with 25 years of experience in education, most recently as Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum & Instruction in Wylie ISD.

"I'm very pleased that Dr. Stone has accepted this key position," said RISD Superintendent Kay Waggoner. "She brings a valuable blend of experience and leadership, and a track record of student achievement. Dr. Stone's expertise, energy and thoughtful innovation will benefit our students, teachers and professional staff."

RISD's Deputy Superintendent of Instruction is responsible for overall programming in the areas of K-12 curriculum, instruction, school operations, accountability, human resources, professional development, technology, special education, athletics and fine arts.

"I'm excited to be joining the Richardson ISD team," said Dr. Stone. "RISD has long enjoyed a reputation and tradition of student achievement, and I look forward to contributing to the district's ongoing success."

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2015-16 Budget Adopted 6/23/15
The Board of Trustees adopted the district's 2015-16 budget at its June 22 meeting. Deputy Superintendent of Finance & Support Tony Harkleroad presented highlights of the budget in support of the district's strategic vision, priority goals, and in response to continued student enrollment growth.

RISD is expected to realize additional revenue due to moderate projected enrollment growth. Funding from the 2015 Texas legislative session also provided a small increase for public education for two years, including the 2015-16 budget year. While RISD appreciates the efforts of legislators, funding levels per student remain lower than the 2010-11 school year, prior to the historic funding reductions of the 2011 Texas legislative session.

Recommendations for the 2015-16 budget reflect district priorities and feedback received from the community Budget Review Team, staff and Board members in the budget planning process.

Highlights of the 2015-16 budget include:

  • No increase to the operating tax rate, which remains unchanged since 2007, when it was reduced to its current level of $1.04 per $100 of taxable value
  • Additional teaching allocations to keep pace with enrollment growth
  • Additional staff allocations to serve students receiving special services
  • A stipend for special education teachers as an area of critical need
  • Three percent raise for teachers and staff who meet performance expectations
  • An increase in the district's contribution to employee health care premiums to help offset state increases
RISD’s fiscal year begins July 1.

See RISD’s 2015-16 Budget

 
 
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