The Plano ISD Board of Trustees approved the employment contract for Dr. Brian T. Binggeli, at a special called meeting on Friday, March 27. Dr. Binggeli, who currently serves as superintendent of schools for Brevard Public Schools in Viera, Florida, was announced as the lone finalist for superintendent on March 5.
Plano ISD will celebrate graduation on Friday, June 12, at the Dallas Convention Center with three momentous ceremonies. At each ceremony, hundreds of graduates will be honored, while more than 7,000 family members and friends will fill the convention center to commemorate the occasion. Find information about the ceremonies, tickets, travel and parking, photo and DVD orders, live event coverage on TV and Internet and more on our graduation website.
The Plano ISD Food and Nutritional Services Department will host a kickoff event for the annual Summer Free Meal Program at one of the program's two locations. Students, families and community members are invited to attend the kickoff event on Saturday, May 2, at a new program location, the Chase Oaks Family Center, 1890 Avenue K, #200 in Plano. Read more about the kickoff event and the summer program on our district website.
Friday, May 22, is designated as the second inclement weather make-up day for this school year. Originally slated to be a student holiday, school will now be in session on that date. On April 8, the school board applied for and was granted a state waiver from the Texas Education Agency. So, the March 5 inclement weather day will not have to be made up. View district calendar.
Early Voting April 27 - May 5
Six candidates have filed to run in three places on the school board in the May 9 election. Early voting will be conducted April 27 through May 5. The Plano ISD Key Communicators and Plano ISD Council of PTAs hosted a school board candidates' forum on April 23 at the Plano ISD Administration Building. View a video of the forum here (1 hour, 45 minutes). Find more information on the Plano ISD elections website and the Collin County elections site.
School Board Adopts Resolution in Opposition to Bills that Would Divert Public Dollars Away from Public Education
At their April 7 meeting, the Plano ISD Board of Trustees adopted a resolution 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 related agenda item 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.
Plano ISD's "Summer Opportunities for Learning" program provides students the ability to study curriculum that reinforces and/or enriches skills and knowledge learned during the regular school year. Visit the summer school website for information about classes and registration.
Plano ISD's 72 Teacher of the Year nominees will be honored by the school district and community at a gala celebration to be held on May 14 at Plano Centre. Nominees will each be honored at the gala event, which will culminate with the announcement of the top 10 "Excellence in Teaching" award winners, including Plano ISD's 2015 Elementary and Secondary Teachers of the Year.
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