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May 10, 2008 Election Results

For - 6,686 (71.57%)
Against - 2,656 (28.43%)

May 10 Bond Election Proposal

Projects Funding
Pre-funded Projects $27,850,000
New Construction $140,855,112
20 Year Renovations $121,166,629
Additions and Modifications $62,182,369
Capital Improvements (Instructional) $10,497,000
Capital Improvements (Physical) $25,203,500
Systems and Compliance (47 sites) $36,154,394
Curriculum & Technology $66,090,996
Total $490,000,000

Follow this link for a detailed Summary of Recommendations

Facilities & Technology Study Overview

School trustees established the 20-member task force in the fall of 2007 to study facility and technology needs of the district. Comprising school district and community leaders, the task force has met monthly to review enrollment trends and projections, establish construction and renovation needs, visit school facilities and validate costs. Phil Dyer serves as task force chairman.

"It has been four years as promised since the school district has held a bond issue to address major facilities and technology needs,” said Dr. Doug Otto, superintendent of schools. “The 2004 bond election handled several major projects, and now it is time to revisit our district's needs."

Dr. Otto continued, "Trustees understand the significance of our community's tax dollar investment in area schools. Among our school district’s key goals is a commitment that those tax dollars are effectively and efficiently managed in order to provide quality education and programming for our students and community."

The purpose of the Facilities & Technology Study Task Force was to review three important questions: How can we improve our facilities and technology for students, staff and community needs? How can we best meet those needs? What makes financial sense for Plano ISD?

The task force's scope and timeline and meeting agendas and minutes are posted on this website.

Bond Presentations & Resources

Date Presentation
September 27, 2007 Debt Profile and Election Calendar
September 27, 2007 Facilities Presentation
September 27, 2007 Technology Presentation
October 11, 2007 Safety & Security Overview
October 11, 2007 Facilities Program Summary
November 8, 2007

Auxiliary Services Summary

November 8, 2007

Facilities Program Follow Up

November 8, 2007

Instructional Facilities Overview

November 20, 2007

Interim Report

December 6, 2007

Overview of Services Provided

December 6, 2007

Facilities Presentation

January 10, 2008

Curriculum & Technology Recommendations

January 10, 2008

Curriculum & Technology Initiatives

January 10, 2008

Bond Summary

February 19, 2008

Final Bond Recommendations

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Local ISD's Passed Bond Elections

Plano ISD has considered major bond initiatives every four years since 1996 and has revitalized schools in neighborhoods while implementing and utilizing the latest technology. Other local school districts whose voters have passed bond proposals in recent years include the following:

School District Bond Election Year
Frisco $798 million 2006
Prosper $710 million 2007
Ft. Worth $593 million 2007
Denton $282 million 2007
Irving $250 million 2007
Lewisville $199.5 million 2005
McKinney $197 million 2005
Mesquite $180 million 2007
Richardson $145 million 2006
Lovejoy $78.5 million 2007

Of Texas’ 15 largest school bond elections conducted in November, 2007, 14 passed and one failed. Cypress-Fairbanks ISD voters authorized the largest bond package at $807 million. (Source: “Texas School Business Magazine” - January, 2008)

Bond Information Contacts

  • E-mail -
  • eNews - Receive bond program updates from Superintendent of Schools Dr. Doug Otto sent directly to your e-mail address.
  • Speakers - To schedule a speaker for a PTA, church, homeowners association, club or organization, call Nancy Long in the Plano ISD Communications Department at (469) 752-8147.

Plano ISD staff and school board members are committed to providing information to the public about the bond program and are available for speaking to groups in the community.

Plano Independent School District
Communications Department
2700 W. 15th Street
Plano, TX 75075
(469) 752-8150

This website is provided for informational purposes only.