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.
Hundreds of employees were honored at Plano ISD's 50th Annual Salute to Service Employee Banquet held on April 9 at Southfork Ranch. Honorees included retiring employees, nominees (and winners) for the Superintendent's Service Award and employees with 15, 20, 25, 30, 35, 40 & 45 years of service in Plano ISD. Pictured (above) is Cindy Bray, a 45-year service pin honoree and retiree with 46 years of service in public education.
Friday, May 22, is designated as the second inclement weather make-up day for this school year. Originally slated to be a student holiday, school will now be in session on that date. On April 8, the school board applied for and was granted a state waiver from the Texas Education Agency. So, the March 5 inclement weather day will not have to be made up. View district calendar.
The Region 10 VASE (Visual Arts Scholastic Event) was held recently. Of the 1,656 artworks submitted, 750 were original creations by Plano ISD students in grades 9-12. Of the 113 works selected to advance to State VASE, 63 were Plano ISD students' art. View advancing art in this photo gallery.
Plano ISD Key Communicators and Plano ISD Council of PTAs will host a school board candidates' forum from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 23, at the Plano ISD Administration Building (first floor board room), 2700 West 15th Street in Plano. Six candidates have filed to run in three places on the school board in the May 9 election. Read about the election, including additional candidate speaking opportunities, on our school board election website.
School Board Adopts Resolution in Opposition to Bills that Would Divert Public Dollars Away from Public Education
At their April 7 meeting, the Plano ISD Board of Trustees 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 on January 13, Plano ISD school board members 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's 72 Teacher of the Year nominees will be honored by the school district and community at a gala celebration to be held on May 14 at Plano Centre. Nominees will each be honored at the gala event, which will culminate with the announcement of the top 10 "Excellence in Teaching" award winners, including Plano ISD's 2015 Elementary and Secondary Teachers of the Year.
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