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NOVEMBER 7, 2014
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Class of 2014's Post-Secondary Readiness
and Learning Experiences Tops in Nation
Plano ISD students' scores on college entrance exams far exceeded state and national averages in 2014. The incomparable performance of Plano ISD students on these exams gives them a competitive edge for college admission and college success. Post-secondary readiness indicators and data reports were presented to the Plano ISD Board of Trustees at their November 4 meeting by Paul Weaver, assistant executive director of guidance and family education, and Dr. Dash Weerasinghe, executive director of assessment and accountability. Full story | Presentation | Data Sheet | Meeting video
Instructional Focus: Plano Writing Leadership Academy
Students in Plano ISD are better writers, thanks to their teachers passing on knowledge learned through participation in a popular summer professional development opportunity, the Plano Writing Leadership Academy, which just celebrated its 20th anniversary. The academy's teacher/director and participants reported to the school board this week how the program has made an impact on their students. Read more

The Academy Programs of Plano Accepting 2015-16 Student Applications through December 12
logoThe three Academy Programs of Plano - the Plano ISD Health Sciences Academy, IB World School at Plano East Senior High School and Plano ISD Academy High School - are accepting applications through December 12 for the 2015-16 school year. Visit the Academy Programs of Plano website to find links to read more about each program's application process, including scheduled informational meetings.

Plano ISD's Diversity Advisory Committee Accepting Leadership Award Applications through December 12
Plano ISD’s Diversity Advisory Committee is seeking nominations through December 12 for its 14th Annual Diversity Leadership Awards. Winners will be announced at Plano ISD’s Martin Luther King, Jr., Tribute to be held on January 22, 2015, at Williams High School, 1717 17th Street in Plano. Nominations will be solicited from students, staff members and Plano ISD community members. Read more
School Board Update

The Plano ISD Board of Trustees held a special called meeting on November 4 to hear presentations from executive search firms for the superintendent search process. At their regular meeting on the same evening, trustees voted to approve the firm of Ray and Associates, Inc., as the superintendent search consultant. Trustees also took action on the following agenda items.

The school board will meet next in a special called session on Tuesday, November 11, and in a work session on Tuesday, November 18. Agendas for meetings are posted on BoardBook.

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