Earlier in the year, Plano ISD established a project team to help operationalize the district's strategic plan goals. "Now, with the help of students, teachers and parents, the district will measure its organizational success in ways far more comprehensive than analyzing state test scores," said Superintendent of Schools Dr. Brian Binggeli. "The district is seeking feedback from parents on important issues through a brief survey. Parents' collective responses are critical to the district's ongoing strategic planning and improvement." Select one of the following links to participate in the survey.
On May 7, Collin County voters passed a single bond proposition with nearly 80% of voters in favor of providing $481 million toward eight major project areas with no increase to the tax rate. The bond proposal was based upon recommendations of a facilities and technology task force. All Plano ISD campuses will be impacted by district-wide security updates, renovations and facility upgrades, as well as technology improvements. View a bond video and presentation, read projected bond program allocations and an FAQ.
In February, Plano ISD entered into a bond refunding transaction that saves taxpayers over $77.6 million in future payments on outstanding debt. The transaction replaced over $342 million of bonds issued in 2006-2008 with new bonds issued at a lower effective interest rate. At the April 5 school board meeting, Plano ISD's CFO Steve Fortenberry and the financial company FirstSouthwest presented a bond refunding report showing favorable results and savings for the school district.
Erika Manning, Weatherford Elementary School instructional specialist, and Bryan Yee, Plano Senior High School math teacher, were named 2016 Plano ISD Elementary and Secondary Teachers of the Year, respectively, at the May 12 Teacher of the Year Gala held at Plano Centre. Plano ISD's 72 Teacher of the Year nominees were honored at the gala, which culminated with the announcement of the top 10 "Excellence in Teaching" award winners.
Plano ISD will host a teacher job fair from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on Tuesday, June 14. Registration instructions and detailed information can be found on the district's employment website. Registration deadline is 12:00 p.m. CST on Friday, June 3. District elementary and secondary campuses will be at the fair with staff to speak to candidates interested in teaching and other professional opportunities.
Three Plano ISD teachers captured TI Foundation Innovations in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) Teaching Awards, and an additional three teachers were named award finalists. The six teachers were recognized at the May 3 Plano ISD Board of Trustees meeting. Winners are Bryan Yee, Plano Senior High School; Raymond Morton, Hendrick Middle School; and Laura Spear, Vines High School. Finalists are Amy Semifero, Academy High School; Parul Dumka, Williams High School; and Neil Milburn, Plano West Senior High School.
Plano ISD's three senior high schools will celebrate graduation on Thursday, June 9, at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center in Dallas. At each ceremony, hundreds of graduates will be honored, while more than 7,000 family members and friends fill the convention center to commemorate the occasion. Read more about these graduation ceremonies and the Academy High School graduation on this website.
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