What's Happening in Plano ISD
School Board Receives Public Input Regarding Next Superintendent's Attributes
The Plano ISD Board of Trustees hosted a public input session during its November 4 meeting, hearing community input about the characteristics and attributes board members should consider as they develop a candidate profile and select a new superintendent. The board also voted to approve Ray and Associates, Inc., as the superintendent search consultant firm. For information about current Superintendent Richard Matkin's retirement announcement, follow this link.
Plano ISD followed the changing news related to the Ebola cases in Dallas. Updates were posted on this website.
State School Finance Lawsuit Update
A state judge recently declared the state’s school finance system unconstitutional, emphasizing that the current school finance system has evolved into an unconstitutional statewide property tax. All school district plaintiffs succeeded on their claims.
HB5 Update: Grad Requirements / CSEAS
The Texas Legislature's passage of House Bill 5 last year resulted in new graduation requirements and a new Community and Student Engagement Accountability System (CSEAS) for rating schools and districts. Plano ISD leaders explained these new programs at a spring meeting of the district's Key Communicators group. Watch the meeting video , and read more about the new requirements and program.
CSEAS District and School Ratings
The Plano Independent School District reported on August 8 its 2014 accountability ratings for the district and 71 campuses to the Texas Education Agency. The ratings are based upon a new Community and Student Engagement Accountability System (CSEAS). Information about the rating system and the 2014 ratings for Plano ISD and each campus can be found on the district's Awards & Ratings web page, which includes links to CSEAS and other state and federal evaluation reports. Read more about the new rating system on this website.
Tax Rate Election Passes with 62.89% Vote
Plano ISD held a Tax Ratification Election (TRE) on Tuesday, November 5. Combined early voting and election day voting results follow.
For: 12,236 (62.89%)
Against: 7,215 (37.11%)
Election results are also posted on the Collin County Elections website. The TRE allowed voters in Plano ISD to adjust the tax rates that fund their schools. Answers to frequently-asked questions about the TRE can be found on this website.
District Reduces Debt Service Tax Rate
Plano ISD received bids recently to refund a portion of its outstanding bonds issued in 2004. Bids were rated Aaa/AAA - the highest ratings possible - by Moody’s and Standard & Poor’s Rating Agencies. The primary purpose of the refunding was to adjust the debt payments due within the 2014-18 timeframe to allow for a reduction of 5.04 cents in the district’s current debt service tax rate.
2011-12 Budget Reports & Goals
The Plano ISD Board of Trustees heard and discussed several 2011-12 budget reports during their work sessions and regular meetings held spring of 2012. Find information and links to budget reports and board action on this website.
Feeder School Transition
View recent school board meeting report documents related to senior high school options, and view a video and FAQ.
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