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  • Back to School
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  • Fiscal Year 2020 Budget
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NEWS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS
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BACK TO SCHOOL ESSENTIALS

ENROLLMENT
Is your child enrolled yet? You can do it now – space in some grade levels at some schools is limited, so don’t delay! Parents may enroll their students online and are not required to go to a school to enroll. Parents are welcome to use school computers or WIFI to enroll – just visit during regular business hours. Enroll Now

WHERE'S MY SCHOOL?
Not sure where your neighborhood school is? Use the School Finder.

SCHOOL HOURS

Elementary Schools*  7:50 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Junior High Schools  8:15 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
High Schools   9:00 a.m.– 4:10 p.m.

*ACE & Magnet school hours may vary – check with your school

IMMUNIZATIONS
The State of Texas requires that students receive certain immunizations before enrolling in school. Immunization requirements vary by grade level. Learn more

TRANSPORTATION
Bus transportation is available to general education students who reside 2 or more miles from their school. Contact your school for details about bus routes and schedules or call RISD Transportation at 469-593-5900.

SCHEDULE PICK UP
Secondary students (grades 7-12) can pick up their schedules on the following dates and times. Parents, please note that your child must be fully enrolled before a schedule can be picked up.

SCHOOL SUPPLIES
Check with your child’s campus for school supply lists. If your family needs assistance with back-to-school supplies or clothing, please contact your school counselor.

WHAT TO WEAR
Some RISD schools encourage uniforms and all campuses have a dress code. Check with your campus for specifics.

CONNECTING WITH SCHOOL
RISD and schools regularly provide messages to parents of enrolled students with school information, important dates, reminders, and safety information. Parents are strongly encouraged to ensure their child’s school has an up-to-date email address and text-enabled phone number.

QUESTIONS?
Your child’s school is the best resource for questions about school schedules and operations. Parents may also contact the main RISD switchboard at 469-593-0000 or email the district at risd@risd.org. Your child’s school is always happy to answer your questions.

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Proposed Tax Rate Notice With HB 3 Changes
The Richardson Independent School District published the 2019 proposed tax rate on June 7, 2019. Based on the new HB 3 requirements, the revised 2019 proposed tax rate is as follows:

  • $1.06835 for the purposes of maintenance and operation
  • $0.35000 for the payment of principal and interest on bonded debt of this school district
  • $1.41835 total tax rate

The highest tax rate the district can adopt before requiring voter approval at an election is $1.418354. This election will be automatically held if the district adopts a rate in excess of the Voter-Approval Tax Rate (Rollback Rate) of $1.418354.

Property Tax Notice
 
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Preliminary Accountability Ratings for RISD Schools Now Available
Richardson ISD received a state accountability rating of B, with a scale score of 88, in the statewide ratings released by the Texas Education Agency on August 15. RISD schools received individual state accountability ratings between A-D, marking the first time since 2015–16 that no RISD campus will be designated as Improvement Required.

Read more at the the RISD News Desk

Berkner High School MAC
 
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RISD Board Approves Stipends for Classroom Teachers, SPED Staff
The Richardson ISD Board of Trustees approved stipends for teachers and special education staff at its regular meeting pn August 12. RISD Superintendent Dr. Jeannie Stone recommended one-time stipends of $500 for every classroom teacher working in the district as of the first day of school, which is Thursday Aug. 15.

Dr. Stone also recommended an ongoing increase in the stipend that central program special education classroom teachers receive to $4,000 from the already budgeted $2,000, as well as implementing a recurring stipend of $1,500 for the central program special education paraprofessionals, who work daily with some of RISD’s most fragile and high-need students.

Read more at the RISD News Desk

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Trustee Katie Patterson Announces Resignation From RISD Board
Richardson ISD school board trustee Katie Patterson announced at the August 12 regular board meeting that she is resigning from the board, effective August 16. Patterson, who has previously announced her intention not to run for another term when her current term expires in November, is departing board service early because her family is moving out of RISD boundaries, which will make her ineligible to serve.

Read more at the RISD News Desk

Katie Patterson
 
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Trustees Approve Raises For Teachers, Set Stage For
Lower Tax Rate

On the evening of June 17, the Richardson ISD Board of Trustees approved the 2019–20 budget that includes a raise for every employee and is based on a decrease in the operating tax rate of homeowners.

RISD teachers will receive a stratified salary boost starting at 3.5% and climbing as high as 5% based on years of experience. The adopted budget also includes an increase in the starting salary for first-year teachers of 3.3% to $54,000.

Learn more at the RISD News Desk

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Filing Period Opens for November Board Election
On July 22, the filing period opened for the RISD Board of Trustees election in November. Information and filing packets may be picked up at the RISD Administration Building, 400 S. Greenville Avenue, during business hours. The deadline to return completed filing forms is Monday, August 19 at 5:00 p.m. RISD board districts 2, 4 and 5 will be up for election in November, and a prospect candidate must reside within a board district to run in that district’s election.

Learn more about the member district electoral system and view the member district boundary map

Learn more about Board service and view important Board election dates, filings and information

Board Member Districts Map
 
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RISD Board of Trustees Set New Standard With
Equity, Diversity, Inclusion Policy

The Richardson ISD Board of Trustees unanimously adopted a new policy at its June 10 meeting as part of the district’s continuing emphasis on equity, diversity, and inclusion.

The purpose of the policy is to establish a framework to eliminate any bias, prejudice or unlawful discrimination that may affect student achievement and learning experiences.

Read more at the the RISD News Desk

Understanding your child's STAAR tetst results
 
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  • UPCOMING EVENTS
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Online Enrollment
Employee Benefits Open Enrollment
PRe-K For All
Link to Partners For All website
Link to Voly website
Link to Live Wise newsletter
RISD Excellence in Education Foundation
Link to financial transparency website
Link to strategic plan webpage
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School Times
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Link to ACE website
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