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Plano ISD Staff Newsletter Volume 42, Number 11 April 10, 2015

Plano ISD's 50th Annual 'Salute to Service' Banquet Honors Employees for Service and Retirement

CBPlano ISD's 50th Annual "Salute to Service" Employee Service & Retirement Banquet was held on Thursday, April 9, at Southfork Ranch. Recognized were retirees, nominees and winners of the Superintendent's Service Award and employees with 15, 20, 25, 30, 35, 40 and 45 years of service to Plano schools (Read lists of names in February 20 District Digest.) Pictured (above) are retirees with 40+ years of service who were honored at the banquet: Terry Eder, Julie Brewton, Nancy Eisen, Patricia Koslan, Deborah Moilanen, Charyl Jean Ware and Paula Davis. Pictured (inset) is Cindy Bray, who was honored for 46 years of service in education. Read more about the banquet, watch event videos and view event photos on the district website read

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Trustees adopt resolution opposing bills diverting money from public ed

At their April 7 meeting, the Plano ISD Board of Trustees adopted a resolutionpdf in opposition to vouchers, taxpayer savings grants, tax credits and other mechanisms that reduce public education funding. The school board voted to adopt the resolution (see agenda itemopens in new window description) to make the school district's position abundantly clear to state legislators. Since the 84th Texas Legislature convened on January 13, Plano ISD school board members and administrators have visited with legislators in Austin to discuss legislative priorities developed by the board. Read more on the "Advocacy for Plano ISD" web page. READ

Fine arts program accomplishments touted at school board meeting

The Plano ISD fine arts program was recognized at the April 7 school board meeting, with trustees each receiving a booklet pdf produced by the fine arts department touting the many achievements of students and staff during the past year. In attendance at the meeting were students from Schell Elementary who created art in the administration building lobby while inspired by the music of a Clark High School flute quartet. Guests also made original creations to hang on a "Grow Creative" tree. Kathy Kuddes, director of fine arts and special academic programs, recognized and introduced staff and students during the school board meeting. read

Around the district

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Plano ISD employees can apply online for the district's Summer Opportunities for Learning program through April 24. The online application is available on TEAMS with application instructions on inside.pisd.
Several schools and departments will host receptions for their retiring colleagues. Mark your calendar for these receptions, and enjoy a retirement video video produced about retirees and was shown at the district's April 9 banquet.
On April 8, the school board was granted a state waiver from TEA for the third inclement weather day, March 5. So, that missed day will not be made up. Friday, May 22, is the second inclement weather make-up day. May 22 will be a school day.
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Upcoming Events
4/12 National Library Week and
Week of the Young Child
4/17 End of 5th Six Weeks
4/20 Admin. Professionals Week and Public School Volunteer Week
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SSA Winners
Superintendent's Service Award winners announced at employee banquet

Four outstanding service staff members were presented with 2015 Superintendent's Service Awards during the 50th Annual Employee Service & Retirement banquet held on Thursday, April 9, at Southfork Ranch.

Congratulations to winners (pictured above, clockwise from top left): Delia Rosa, Barron Elementary; Hilda Salas, Bowman Middle School; Adele Ford, Plano West S.H.S.; and Patricia Carbajal, Mendenhall Elementary.

Steve Fortenberry, interim superintendent, presented service awards throughout the banquet, including presentations to the nominees and winners of the superintendent's award.

Read about the winners. read

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