WINGSPAN

  • Students and staff will be required to wear school ID badges at all times on campus

  • Volleyball plays in the Northwest Tournament Thursday, Friday, and Saturday

  • Summer vacation June 4-August 15

  • First day of school is Thursday

Staff incentive pay up for vote Wednesday

Frisco+ISD+Board+of+Trustees+are+scheduled+to+vote+for+an+incentive+payment+for+full+time+employees+at+a+special+meeting+Wednesday+at+4+p.m.%0A%0AEnglish+teacher+Kacie+Smith+is+just+one+of+many+teachers+who+support+the+incentive+payment.%0A%0A%22If+they+want+to+keep+the+teachers+coming+into+Frisco+and+keep+the+teachers+that+they+have+in+Frisco%2C+then+they+should+continue+to+look+at+what+other+districts+around+are+doing+and+kind+of+take+a+hint+from+them+as+well%2C%E2%80%9D+Smith+said.+
Frisco ISD Board of Trustees are scheduled to vote for an incentive payment for full time employees at a special meeting Wednesday at 4 p.m.

English teacher Kacie Smith is just one of many teachers who support the incentive payment.

Frisco ISD Board of Trustees are scheduled to vote for an incentive payment for full time employees at a special meeting Wednesday at 4 p.m. English teacher Kacie Smith is just one of many teachers who support the incentive payment. "If they want to keep the teachers coming into Frisco and keep the teachers that they have in Frisco, then they should continue to look at what other districts around are doing and kind of take a hint from them as well,” Smith said.

Caitlyn Kleibert

Caitlyn Kleibert

Frisco ISD Board of Trustees are scheduled to vote for an incentive payment for full time employees at a special meeting Wednesday at 4 p.m. English teacher Kacie Smith is just one of many teachers who support the incentive payment. "If they want to keep the teachers coming into Frisco and keep the teachers that they have in Frisco, then they should continue to look at what other districts around are doing and kind of take a hint from them as well,” Smith said.

Megan Lin, Editor-in-chief

Hang on for a minute...we're trying to find some more stories you might like.


Email This Story






The Frisco ISD Board of Trustees is holding a special school board meeting at 4 p.m. Wednesday, at the administration building, in part to consider a resolution to pay a one-time incentive payment to employees on June 15 with the minimum payment being $600 for full-time employees.

“Frisco ISD used to offer both a 401(A) match and employee wellness benefit. Both were cut following the failure of the 2016 Tax Ratification Election as part of the Priorities-Based Budget Process,” FISD communications director Meghan Cone said via email. “Throughout the PBB process, members expressed their desire for the District to prioritize staff salaries and benefits and enhance these areas where possible in the future.”

I think that it says that they’re doing kind of what they should be doing and what other districts around us are doing,”

— English teacher Kacie Smith

With teacher healthcare costs rising, AP English Language and Composition teacher Kacie Smith believes the district is trying to help teachers.

“I think they’re offering them because the Texas legislature is increasing our health care and decreasing the amount that they are contributing to it,” Smith said. “Anything helps and the fact that in Texas we’re not allowed as teachers to do what other states are doing as far as like walk out or protest. So I appreciate that districts are trying to offset some of our costs.”

The resolution also includes proposals to increase substitute pay rates and a 401 (A) match benefit enhancement at $0.25 per $1 up to one percent of employee’s base wages, all to make FISD more competitive.

“Honestly, I think that it says that they’re doing kind of what they should be doing and what other districts around us are doing,” Smith said. “I appreciate it; I honestly think that there’s more that they can do. There’s more that other school districts around us have done and that if they want to keep the teachers coming into Frisco and keep the teachers that they have in Frisco, then they should continue to look at what other districts around are doing and kind of take a hint from them as well.”

About the Writer
Megan Lin, Editor-in-chief
Megan is a junior who joined Wingspan her freshman year. In her free time, she likes to eat and sleep (not at the same time) and cry at the amount of work she hasn’t done yet. She laughs a little too much at the stupidest things and besides that, she sometimes pretends to be a...
Leave a Comment

Wingspan intends for this area to be used to foster healthy, thought-provoking discussion. Comments are expected to adhere to our standards and to be respectful and constructive. As such, we do not permit the use of profanity, foul language, personal attacks, or the use of language that might be interpreted as libelous. Comments are reviewed and must be approved by a moderator to ensure that they meet these standards. Wingspan does not allow anonymous comments and requires the person's first and last name along with a valid email address. The email address will not be displayed but will be used to confirm your comments. To see our full Comment Policy, visit libertywingspan.com/about/

If you want a picture to show with your comment, go get a gravatar.




Navigate Right
Navigate Left
  • Staff incentive pay up for vote Wednesday

    News

    Raising funds for a former Redhawk

  • Staff incentive pay up for vote Wednesday

    News

    Class of 2018 flies out of the nest Saturday

  • Staff incentive pay up for vote Wednesday

    News

    School JWAC chapter gets two on the 20 under 20 list

  • Staff incentive pay up for vote Wednesday

    News

    America’s fastest growing city

  • Staff incentive pay up for vote Wednesday

    News

    Juniors looking ahead to next year

  • Staff incentive pay up for vote Wednesday

    News

    Recycled materials help solve veteran housing crisis

  • Staff incentive pay up for vote Wednesday

    News

    Yearbook pick up continues

  • Staff incentive pay up for vote Wednesday

    News

    Finishing first can pay off for valedictorians

  • Staff incentive pay up for vote Wednesday

    News

    Senior captures UIL state title

  • Staff incentive pay up for vote Wednesday

    News

    FEF to award thousands in scholarships

The student news site of Liberty High School in Frisco, Texas
Staff incentive pay up for vote Wednesday