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FEBRUARY 6, 2015
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Counselors and Students
Plano ISD Guidance Educators Spotlighted During National School Counseling Week, February 2-6
Plano ISD school counselors, who serve 55,000 students in grades prek-12, have been in the spotlight this week during National School Counseling Week. To recognize counselors and inform the community, Paul Weaver, Plano ISD assistant executive director for guidance and family education services, reports on the "personal and social growth" strand of the district's counseling and guidance program. Read more, and meet the 2015 CREST (Counselors Reinforcing Excellence for Students in Texas) award winners. read

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Student & Faculty Achievements
Click here to watch tribute video
School Board, Staff & Community Leaders Salute Richard Matkin for 40 Years of Service to Education
School and community leaders paid tribute to Superintendent of Schools Richard Matkin upon his retirement last month. Mr. Matkin served the past three years as superintendent and a total of 40 years in public education. Watch this tribute video playlist video on our YouTube channel, and read more about Mr. Matkin's service on our district website. read
2015-16 Plano ISD Instructional Calendar
The Plano ISD Board of Trustees adopted the 2015-16 instructional calendar at their February 3 meeting. The school year will begin on Monday, August 24, and end on Friday, June 3. For the second consecutive year, the Thanksgiving holiday will be one full week, November 23-27. Download printer-friendly versions of the 2015-16 calendar on our district website. read
School Board Update
February 3 Regular Meeting
The Plano ISD Board of Trustees met regular session on February 3 to take action on the following items. The agenda, including links to related documents, is posted on BoardBook.

  • Instructional Focus - Memorial Elementary School - The 4Cs: Creativity, Communication, Collaboration and Critical Thinking
  • Recognition - Plano Inclusive Schools Week (Resolution)
  • Consent Agenda (routine business)
  • 2015-16 Instructional Calendar
  • Consider all matters incident and related to the issuance and sale of Plano ISD Unlimited Tax Refunding Bonds, Series 2015
  • Policies

February 4 & 8 Special Called Meetings
Trustees also met in special session on February 4 and will meet again on February 8 to deliberate regarding the employment of a new superintendent of schools. The agendas are posted on BoardBook.
Follow the superintendent search timeline on the district website.

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upcoming events
February 8 (Sunday)
Special Called School Board Meeting
February 9-13
Plano Inclusive Schools Week
February 16 (Monday)
Professional Development Day
(Student Holiday)
February 17 (Tuesday)
School Board Work Session
February 20 (Friday)
End of Fourth Six Weeks
February 26 (Thursday)
Early Childhood School Open Houses

February 27 (Friday)
Secondary Report Cards Issued

February 27 (Friday)
Head Start Program Applications Available for 2015-16 School Year
District Calendars
Athletics Schedules & Broadcasts
Fine Arts & Academic Competitions
Testing Schedules & Information


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