Adapt to new learning and career opportunities throughout their lives.
Collaborate with, and contribute to, the global community.
Be disciplined and creative in their thinking.
School Board Offering Input Opportunity for Superintendent Search at November 4 Meeting
The Plano ISD Board of Trustees will host a public input session during its meeting on Tuesday, November 4, 7:00 p.m., at the Plano ISD Administration Building, 2700 W. 15th Street in Plano. The community is invited to provide input on characteristics and attributes the board members should consider as they develop a candidate profile and select a new superintendent. Persons wishing to speak at the board meeting should complete and submit a special public comment card between 6:30 and 7:00 p.m. on November 4. For information about current Superintendent Richard Matkin's retirement announcement, read the news story on this website.
District Earns 'Superior' Rating in State's Schools FIRST Program
For the 11th consecutive year, Plano ISD has earned a "superior" rating through the Schools FIRST (Financial Integrity Rating System of Texas) program. The Schools FIRST rating is based upon a set of several uniform indicators that all school districts in the state are measured against.
State School Finance Lawsuit
State District Judge John Dietz issued a final judgment in late August, declaring the state’s school finance system unconstitutional. Judge Dietz held that the current school finance system has evolved into an unconstitutional statewide property tax and fails to sufficiently fund Texas schools at the level required to provide a constitutionally adequate education.
Ebola Awareness Update
Plano ISD continues to follow the changing news related to the Ebola cases in Dallas. This is an update to our previous community report. In full disclosure, we have been told that there were Plano ISD students from Shepton High School and Plano West Senior High School who were on the outbound Frontier Airlines flight from Dallas to Ohio being reported in the news. We have been in communication with these families and they have been assessed as "no risk." These passengers are under no restrictions.
Dr. Rose Jones Helps Students' Medical Career Interests Blossom at Health Sciences Academy
Rose C. Jones, Ph.D. is the coordinator for the Plano ISD Health Sciences Academy. Talking to her, you can hear and see the passion Dr. Jones has for the academy and the students. “Although the motivating factor changes, the personal conviction and drive to become a health care provider is the common thread among these young students. And what could be more powerful than this, helping them lasso their dreams?” she says.
Students Excel at Science Events
Several students have earned recognition in recent state and national science competitions. Learn more about awards earned in the Siemens Competition, Texas Junior Academy of Sciences and BroadcomMASTERS events.