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FISD receives ‘A’ rating by TEA

in 2021-22 accountability report 

The Frankston ISD received an “A” rating with 10 distinctions from the Texas Education Agency (TEA) in its 2021-22 Accountability Report, Frankston trustees learned Monday, Aug. 15, according to a report from Supt. Nicci Cook.

The distinctions are ELA/Reading, Mathematics, Comparative Academic Growth, Postsecondary Readiness and Comparative Closing the Gaps in high school; Mathematics in middle school; and Mathematics, Science, Postsecondary Readiness and Comparative Closing the Gaps in elementary school.

The trustees also learned of opening day enrollment figures and other information from campus principals and the superintendent. They also learned of revisions and content of the Employee, Student and Extra-curricular Handbooks.

The Employee Handbook had changes regard notification of parents regarding qualifications, medical certification, harassment of students and public information on private devices.

The Student Handbook had revisions regarding instruction of the prevention of child abuse; family violence, dating violence and sex trafficking; parent access to online learning systems and financial aid requirements. There were no changes in the Extra-Curricular Handbook for 2022-23.

The Student Handbook can be seen HERE and the Extra-curricular Handbook HERE .

Elementary School Principal Melanie Blakewell reported on campus activities and said current enrollment was 377.

Frankston Middle School Principal Cindy Owens featured new MS employees, student perfect attendance and the MS accountability rating summary. She said total enrollment was 189, with 53 sixth graders, 65 seventh graders and 71 eighth graders.

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City of Frankston implementing

water saving plan as of Aug. 10

The City of Frankston is implementing water saving measures and has issued regulations which would limit the irrigation of landscaping areas starting Wednesday, Aug. 10, until further notice.

The regulations were announced in a letter from Mayor Tommy Carr.

“The City of Frankston will be enforcing the water usage to ensure the continued supply of our water resources, the Mayor said. “Please do your part conserving our water supply to avoid any shortages as well as disruption in your service.”

The city has been suffering an extended period without significant rainfall, prompting increased irrigation of landscaping areas.

The Mayor said in the letter that anyone with questions contact City Hall.

According to the regulations, city water customers with a street address ending in an even number (0, 2, 4, 6, 8) are required to irrigate landscape areas only on Sundays and Thursdays from 8 p.m. to midnight on designated days and until 10 a.m. the next day.

Customers with a street address ending in an odd number (1, 3, 5, 7, 9) are required to irrigate landscape areas only on Saturdays and Wednesdays from 8 p.m. to midnight on designated days and until 10 a.m. the next day.

The letter sets penalties for failure to comply with the water saving measures announced. A violation of the plan is a misdemeanor, punishable upon conviction, by a fine of not less than $10 and not more than $200, according to the letter. It further states that each day one or more of the provisions of this plan is violated shall constitute a separate offense.

According to the letter, if a person is convicted of three or more distinct violations of this plan, the utilities superintendent shall, upon due notice to the customer, be authorized to discontinue water service to the premises where such violations occurred. The letter further states:

“Service discontinued under such circumstances shall be restored only upon payment of a service charge, hereby established at $50, and any other costs incurred by the city in discontinuing service.”

According to the letter, suitable assurance must be given to the utilities superintendent that the same action shall not be repeated while the plan is in effect. The letter further states that “compliance with this plan may also be sought through injunctive relief in the district court”.

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