Adapt to new learning and career opportunities throughout their lives.
Collaborate with, and contribute to, the global community.
Be disciplined and creative in their thinking.
Parent Input Requested Via Strategic Planning Survey
Earlier in the year, Plano ISD established a project team to help operationalize the district's strategic plan goals. "Now, with the help of students, teachers and parents, the district will measure its organizational success in ways far more comprehensive than analyzing state test scores," said Superintendent of Schools Dr. Brian Binggeli. "The district is seeking feedback from parents on important issues through a brief survey. Parents' collective responses are critical to the district's ongoing strategic planning and improvement." Select one of the following links to participate in the survey.
Fifth grade student Domineek Govea interviewed Chief Financial Officer Steve Fortenberry about the "zero tax rate increase" bond proposal. Watch the full interview in this video.
On May 7, Collin County voters passed a single bond proposition with nearly 80% of voters in favor of providing $481 million toward eight major project areas with no increase to the tax rate. The bond proposal was based upon recommendations of a facilities and technology task force. All Plano ISD campuses will be impacted by district-wide security updates, renovations and facility upgrades, as well as technology improvements. View a bond video and presentation, read projected bond program allocations and an FAQ.
Bond Refunding Transaction Saves Taxpayers More Than $77.6 Million
In February, Plano ISD entered into a bond refunding transaction that saves taxpayers over $77.6 million in future payments on outstanding debt. The transaction replaced over $342 million of bonds issued in 2006-2008 with new bonds issued at a lower effective interest rate. An April 5 school board meeting presentation shows savings for the school district to be more favorable than original projections.
Graduation Videos Available Online and on Cable TV Channel
Plano ISD's three senior high school graduation ceremonies were videotaped on June 9 at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center in Dallas. At each ceremony, hundreds of graduates were honored, while more than 7,000 family members and friends filled the convention center to commemorate the occasion. The Plano ISD Academy High School's first graduating class celebrated with a ceremony held on June 3. All graduation ceremonies, speeches by valedictorians and salutatorians and school life features are posted to Plano ISD's Graduation 2016 playlist on YouTube. Find more information about graduation on this website.
Plano Senior High School Graduation Honor Recognition
This message clarifies information about honor recognition at Plano Senior High School's graduation ceremony. Honor graduates are designated as such in the graduation ceremony printed program, with a white honor stole and an announcement of “honor graduate” after their names are called during the ceremony. Read more about the school's longstanding tradition.
Summer Free Meal Program
Plano ISD Food and Nutritional Services sponsors the Summer Food Service Program which is funded by the United States Department of Agriculture. All children 18 years of age and under are eligible to receive free meals. This summer, four elementary school sites will serve meals.
2016 Teachers of the Year
Erika Manning, Weatherford Elementary School instructional specialist, and Bryan Yee, Plano Senior High School math teacher, were named 2016 Plano ISD Elementary and Secondary Teachers of the Year, respectively, at the May 12 Teacher of the Year Gala held at Plano Centre.