The Plano ISD Board of Trustees approved the employment contract for Dr. Brian T. Binggeli, at a special called meeting on Friday, March 27. Dr. Binggeli, who currently serves as superintendent of schools for Brevard Public Schools in Viera, Florida, was announced as the lone finalist for superintendent on March 5.
At the May 19 meeting of the Plano ISD Board of Trustees, three trustees took the oath of office, following their successful bids in the May 9 school board election: Dr. Yoram Solomon won the place 4 seat, and Missy Bender and David Stolle were re-elected to places 7 and 5, respectively. Also at the May 19 meeting, trustees elected officers for the 2015-16 school year. Nancy Humphrey was elected for the third consecutive year to serve as board president. Missy Bender was elected vice president, and Carrolyn Moebius was elected board secretary.
The Plano ISD Board of Trustees has adopted a resolution in opposition to vouchers, taxpayer savings grants, tax credits and other mechanisms that reduce public education funding. The school board voted to adopt the resolution (see related agenda item description) to make the school district's position abundantly clear to state legislators. Since the 84th Texas Legislature convened in January, school trustees and administrators have visited with legislators in Austin to discuss legislative priorities developed by the board. Read more on the Advocacy for Plano ISD web page.
Plano ISD's "Summer Opportunities for Learning" program provides students the ability to study curriculum that reinforces and/or enriches skills and knowledge learned during the regular school year. Visit the summer school website for information about classes and registration.
Plano ISD will celebrate graduation on Friday, June 12, at the Dallas Convention Center with three momentous ceremonies. At each ceremony, hundreds of graduates will be honored, while more than 7,000 family members and friends will fill the convention center to commemorate the occasion. Find information about the ceremonies, tickets, travel and parking, photo and DVD orders, live event coverage on TV and Internet and more on our graduation website.
Elizabeth Tian, a senior at Plano West Senior High School, was announced on May 4 as one of 141 United States Presidential Scholars by the White House Commission on Presidential Scholars. Elizabeth was selected based on her demonstrated leadership, scholarship, contribution to school and community and outstanding achievements in the arts, sciences, humanities and other fields of interest. Elizabeth is the 10th Plano ISD student to be named to the elite group of U.S. Presidential Scholars since the program was created in 1964.
The Plano ISD Food and Nutritional Services Department will host its Summer Free Meal Program at two locations. Students and families are invited to enjoy meals, activities and special events throughout the summer during meal service times. Activities will be no charge to children or adults accompanying them.
Plano ISD's 72 Teacher of the Year nominees were honored at a gala celebration on May 14, which culminated in the announcement of 10 "Excellence in Teaching" award winners, including Elementary and Secondary Teachers of the Year, Lilli Wisler, Barron Elementary School, and Jennifer Denton, Wilson Middle School.
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