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DECEMBER 4, 2015
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Facilities & Technology Study Task Force
to Host Public Hearing on December 17

logoThe Plano ISD Facilities and Technology Study Task Force will host a public input session beginning at 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, December 17, at Plano Senior High School's Doyle Dean Performing Arts Center, 2200 Independence Parkway in Plano. The community task force, chaired by Rebecca Egelston Caso, was appointed by the Plano ISD Board of Trustees to review enrollment trends and projections, establish construction and renovation needs, visit school facilities and validate costs in anticipation of a potential 2016 bond election. Information about the study and links to meeting presentations and resources can be found on the district website. READ
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Plano ISD Education Foundation board members, sponsors, district staff and parent leaders delivered $125,000 in monetary awards on November 12 to fund 97 innovative instructional programs. The Park Place Lexus Grant Patrol traveled throughout the 100 square mile district to deliver awards. Watch video highlights of the event, view a photo gallery and read summaries of winning grants. READ
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Veterans Day
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Veterans Day Photo Gallery
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Plano ISD students, faculty and staff across the school district saluted military veterans on November 11, Veterans Day. School assemblies, flag raising ceremonies, classroom learning activities and a combined performance featuring the three senior high school show choirs highlighted this year's commemoration. View photo gallery
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Employees Donate $125,500 to United Way
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United Way agencies will benefit from more than $125,500 raised during the school district's United Way campaign, helping to ensure that critical services are available to individuals and families in need of assistance in North Texas. Once again the district exceeded its goal, thanks to the generosity of 3,025 Plano ISD employees. View a list of school and service department goal busters on our district website. READ
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'Project Lead The Way' National Certification
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Plano ISD high schools and senior highs have received national certification for their Project Lead The Way (PLTW) programs offered since 2011 at the six high schools and since 2013 at the three senior high schools. PLTW is a nonprofit organization that provides a transformative learning experience for K-12 students and teachers. READ
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Holiday Party Celebration Guidelines
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Each year as the holidays approach, Plano ISD receives many questions regarding seasonal celebrations. To accommodate these inquiries, the district offers reminders regarding holiday commemorations. READ
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School Board Update
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December 8 Meeting
Trustees will meet at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, December 8, at the Plano ISD Administration Building, 2700 W. 15th Street, to take action on the following agenda items. The agenda, with links to supporting documents, is posted on BoardBook
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  • Instructional Focus: The Outreach Movement
  • Recognition of Holiday Greeting Card Art Contest Finalists
  • Consent Agenda (routine business items)
  • Consent Agenda Items for Discussion
    • Carlisle Elementary Kindergarten Class Size Waiver
    • Resolution Casting Votes for Board of Directors of the Central Appraisal District of Collin County for 2016-17
    • 2016-17 Instructional Calendar Drafts
  • Texas Academic Performance Reports (TAPR)
    • Annual Report and Public Hearing
  • 2014-15 Post-Secondary Readiness Report
  • Policies

December 2 Legislative Luncheon
Trustees and school district leaders hosted legislators at the Plano East Senior High School Panther Cafe for lunch and a reflection regarding the 84th legislative session to begin a continuing dialogue regarding the 85th legislative session to begin in 2017.

December 1 Special Called Meeting
Trustees held a special session on December 1 to further discuss the interim report of the facilities and technology task force
. The agenda is posted on BoardBook. Read about the task force

November 17 Work Session
Trustees held a work session on November 17 to discuss the following items. The agenda is posted on BoardBook
.

  • Texas School Finance Presentation
  • Interim Report of Facilities and Technology Task Force
  • Budget Calendar and Goals 2016-17
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