Updated March 21, 2017
- – Board President Missy Bender was interviewed for a Texas Tribune article related to property tax relief, “Analysis: The taxes Texas school districts are afraid to cut.”
- – Plano Star Courier article: "PISD’s Taxparency Bills Garners Little Support at State House Meeting."
- – Legislative Update School Board Meeting, April 4. Board discusson of proposed legislation potentially affecting the district.
- – Superintendents Update sent from Dr. Brian Binggeli to employees regarding HB22.
- – Board Secretary Carrolyn Moebius traveled to Austin to testify on behalf of the board regarding HB 620 authored by Representative Jeff Leach relating to the first day of instruction at a public school.
- – Plano Star Courier article: "The cost of education: School board president discusses impact of possible voucher system."
- – Plano Legislative Days, Austin, Plano ISD Board of Trustees and district leadership traveled to Austin to the state capitol building where they met with legislators to discuss Plano ISD's legislative priorities.
- Texas Monthly, “Are Your Property Taxes Too High? Thank a Legislator.”
– Board President Missy Bender and Plano ISD legislative priorities related to Taxparency and property tax relief were featured in
- (board meeting) – Board meeting update on the status of proposed legislation potentially affecting the district. This included a letter from President Missy Bender to Senate Finance Committee Members, Senate Education Committee Members, Lt. Governor Dan Patrick and Governor Greg Abbott which described the impact of increasing property values upon school districts that are subject to and must submit to recapture: Letter to Legislative Contingent - January 30, 2017.
- (board meeting) – The board adopted the final Legislative Priorities for the 85th legislative session. The revised and final Legislative Priorities include supporting transparency in taxation, or “Taxparency,” a grass-roots effort initiated by a collaboration of Texas public school districts acting on behalf of their schools and communities who expect tax dollars paid to their school district to be used in public education. Read more at www.taxparencytexas.org.
- – Superintendents Update sent from Dr. Brian Binggeli to district employees and eNews subscribers, "How Plano ISD Measures Its Performance and why we think you should know."
- – Region 10 superintendents and administrators hosted a joint press conference at the Curtis Culwell Center in Garland, TX. The priorities discussed included a call to repeal the A-F campus and district grading systems, opposition to vouchers or Education Savings Grants and an increase in funding for Texas' public schools.
- – Plano ISD eNews article: “Plano ISD Responds to Texas Education Agency’s ‘Work-in-Progress’ Report.” Plano ISD remains focused on the progress and achievement of all students. “We understand and support the state’s placing significant weight on the achievement of economically disadvantaged students and those from all racial/ethnic subgroups,” said Superintendent of Schools Dr. Brian Binggeli.
- – Community Impact News article mentions the longtime Plano ISD legislative priority regarding flexibility in the school start date and President Missy Bender is quoted.
- – Community Impact News article: “Plano ISD seeking transparency for ‘Robin Hood’ funding.”
- – Letter to the Plano ISD community regarding property tax relief was sent by Superintendent Brian Binggeli’s to explain, “what happens to the additional taxes you pay as your property values increase,” featuring Plano ISD. Robin Hood overview.
- – Community Impact News article: “Why Plano ISD trustees want to be included in the rising property values discussion.”
- – A Joint Meeting of the Board of Trustees of Plano ISD and the Plano City Council attended by the Plano ISD board, district leadership and city council including Mayor Harry LaRosiliere. Plano ISD gave presentations on: student enrollment demographics, an update on the fine arts center and review/discussion of the Plano ISD legislative program. Presentations by the City included: review and discussion of City of Plano legislative program and discussion on next steps for interagency collaboration.
- (board meeting) – The board approved a modified version of the district’s legislative priorities as submitted by the Board subcommittee formed to consider legislative priorities for the 85th Legislative Session. Preliminary draft of legislative priorities as presented.
- – The Plano ISD school board members and administrators participated in a discussion of the state’s role in public education funding at the Senate Select Committee on Property Tax Reform and Relief (Plano ISD begins at 4:05:31).
- (board meeting) – The board adopted the Resolution Regarding Property Tax Relief and Transparency in Taxation.
- – Plano Star Courier article: "PISD Board VP Helps Set Legislative Agenda."
- – Trustees hosted a legislative breakfast at Beaty Early Childhood School. The Plano ISD Board of Trustees and leadership team met with legislators for breakfast and discussion.
- (work session) – The Board Legislative Subcommittee consisting of members Missy Bender board vice president, Nancy Humphrey board president and David Stolle, presented a preliminary draft of Plano ISD Legislative Priorities for discussion with legislators at a legislative breakfast meeting at Beaty Early Childhood School on April 26, 2016.
- – Trustees hosted a legislative luncheon at Plano East Senior High School Bistro. The Plano ISD Board of Trustees and leadership team met with legislators for lunch and reflection regarding the 84th legislative session and to begin a continuing dialogue between Trustees and legislators regarding the 85th legislative session.
- (board meeting) – In preparation for the 85th Texas Legislative session, a board subcommittee comprising Board President Nancy Humphrey, Board Vice-President Missy Bender and Trustee David Stolle presented a timeline of discussion topics to begin in 2015 leading to the January 2017 session.
(board meeting) – The board and administration reviewed state and local education legislative action and discussed ways of engaging representatives to learn what is needed to take district initiatives forward.
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