Summer acceleration program offered. Registration for this program, which provides students with an opportunity to obtain high school credits outside traditional school year, is open through April 26. Accelerated summer courses cost $150 per, for in district students, and are held at Richardson High School. Call the summer school hotline at 469-593-0365.

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Richardson ISD students, parents and the broader Lake Highlands community is invited to take a brief survey about potential long-term options to address enrollment growth in Lake Highlands. As the Lake Highlands Reflector Committee narrows choices for the RISD Board of Trustees to consider, this feedback will help with important decisions. Residents without internet access may visit the closest RISD school during regular school hours to take the survey, which closes tomorrow, Tuesday, at noon. Read more from the Advocate about this survey and its implications here.
Early voting for RISD’s 2016 bond and Board of Trustee elections begins today (Monday, April 25th) through May 3. Election day is May 7. Questions may be directed via email to bond@risd.org or 469-593-VOTE, or visit the bond website. Watch the below video for more.

See early voting locations. In addition, mobile voting locations are available at ten RISD schools on specific days over the next two weeks. See mobile voting schedule at RISD schools.

A group opposing Richardson ISD’s proposed $437 million bond package told the Dallas Morning News over the weekend it is concerned about the sources of thousands of dollars of funding in the “vote yes” campaign. Trustees fired back, saying students “deserve the investment we are making in them, and they deserve the opportunity for the kind of facilities that will give them a chance to learn, grow and succeed, and that is what this bond is all about.”

The Berkner band offers an Evening of Jazz this coming Thursday night, featuring coffee, desserts and an hour of jazz beginning at 7 p.m. Tickets are $10 for adults.