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September 2, 2016
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Take a Look at the First Day of School in Plano ISD!
On August 22 Plano ISD opened its doors to students.This video chronicles the first day of school of the 2016-17 school year and takes us all on a first day journey from preK to senior high school — car pools, school buses, a new desk and new friends. See the smiles, feel the excitment, share with the ones you love. Watch video video

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Academy High School's Solar Car Challenge Team Takes a 229.6 Mile Trip to Victory
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Academy High School Scolar Car Challenge Team with trophy
While some of us were soaking up the sun’s rays at the pool this summer, a team of Academy High School students were experiencing the sun in a different way -- purely as an energy source to propel them to success. Students took part in the Solar Car Challenge, an education program designed to help motivate students in science, engineering, and alternative energy. READ
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Plano ISD Trounces Trend of Teacher Shortages
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Although the state of Texas may be experiencing a teacher shortage according to state data, Plano ISD is proud to report our hiring experience of qualified staff has been an overwhelmingly positive accomplishment. Over 99% of our classrooms had teaching staff the first day of school. READ

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Back-to-School Open Houses Continue in September
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Group of students with Strong Schools. Strong Students. logo in background
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Plano ISD has kicked off the new year with back-to-school open houses that began in August and continue into September. Families are invited to open houses to meet faculty and staff and learn about students' daily schedules. Find the full open house schedule online. READ

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School Board Update
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September 6 School Board Meeting
The Plano ISD Board of Trustees will meet in regular session at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, September 6, at the Plano ISD Administration Building, 2700 W. 15th Street, to hear reports and take action on the following agenda items. The agenda, with links to supporting documents, is posted on BoardBook.

  • Instructional Focus
    • UTD Summer Scholar Program
  • Recognitions
    • PTA "Back to the Future"
  • Consent Agenda
  • Items for Discussion and Action
    • Resolution Adopting 2016-17 Tax Rate
    • Property Tax Relief and Transparency in Taxation
    • Strategic Plan Outcome Indicators
    • Board Advisory Committee Appointments for 2016-17
    • Board Advisory Committee Goals for 2016-17
    • Board Operating Procedures Review Process
  • Policies
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Open House Dates:
September 6 – (Grades 6-8)
September 14 – (Grades 9-10) 
September 19 – (Grades 11-12)
September 26 - Academy High School
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September 5 (Monday)
Student/Teacher Holiday
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September 6 (Tuesday)
School Board Meeting, 7:00 p.m.
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.,September 12 & 13
College Nights
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September 20 (Tuesday)
School Board Work Session, 6:00 p.m.,
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Athletics Schedules & Broadcasts
Fine Arts & Academic Competitions
Testing Schedules & Information
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