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OCTOBER 17, 2014
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Meet Clark High School's Karen Stanton:
Plano ISD 2014 Secondary Teacher of the Year
"The most important work that I do is building students up as people and as learners," says Plano ISD's 2014 Secondary Teacher of the Year Karen Stanton, Clark High School English and creative writing teacher. "That's a challenge for teachers. And, that's probably my greatest pride." Learn why Karen was selected from among her peers across the school district for this prestigious award. Watch video

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Final Alumni Tailgate Party Tonight at Clark Stadium
The third and final tailgate party to be hosted by the Plano ISD Alumni Association will be held tonight, October 17, at Clark Stadium prior to the Plano West football game. Watch video promos video and join the alumni for hot dogs and burgers tonight. Flyer PDF
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Sigler Elementary School: 'Connecting' with Students, Staff & Community through Technology
In an instructional report to the Plano ISD Board of Trustees on October 7,
Sigler Elementary School Principal Matt Arend, teachers and the Sigler PTA shared how their school has placed an emphasis on connections they make through technology with staff, students, curriculum and the community. "Through the use of technology, smart phones, text messages and social media, we are able to connect with our Sigler community," reported Mr. Arend, who was joined by co-presenters Ben Braden and Scott Schweikhard, teachers, and PTA Vice President Amy Gillen. Watch video

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District Earns 'Superior' Schools FIRST Financial Rating
Schools FIRST starFor the 11th consecutive year, Plano ISD has earned a "superior" rating through the Schools FIRST (Financial Integrity Rating System of Texas) program. The Schools FIRST rating is based upon a set of several uniform indicators that all school districts in the state are measured against. The rating is based upon staff, student and budget data that the financial services team submitted to the Texas Education Agency in the PEIMS (Public Education Information Management System) report and is based on the district's annual audit report for the fiscal year that ended June 30, 2013. To learn more, view the Schools FIRST presentation from the October 7 school board meeting.
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School Board Update

The Plano ISD Board of Trustees will conduct a work session on Tuesday, October 21, at the Plano ISD Administration Building. The full agenda, with links to supporting documents, is posted on BoardBook.

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