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APRIL 29, 2016
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Fifth Grade Student Domineek Govea Interviews Chief Financial Officer Steve Fortenberry about the May 7 Bond Proposal's 'Zero Tax Rate Increase'

"Money doesn't grow on trees," said fifth grade student Domineek Govea, who interviewed Plano ISD's Chief Financial Officer Steve Fortenberry this week about the "zero tax rate increase" bond proposal. Watch the full interview in this new district videovideo icon.

On May 7, Collin County voters residing within the Plano ISD attendance zone will be asked to consider a single proposition to provide $481 million toward eight major project areas.

Early voting continues on Saturday, April 30, and on Monday and Tuesday, May 2 and 3. View this document for early voting and election day polling locations, dates and times PDF, and visit the Collin County Elections website for more information about voting.

Read about the projected bond allocations online. read

Robotics Teams Advance to World Championship
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FIRST LogoRobotics teams from Plano Senior High School and Plano ISD Academy High School competed this week at the World FIRST Championship event in St. Louis. The FIRST Competition is often called the "Varsity Sport for the Mind" and combines the excitement of sports with the academic demands of science and technology. These teams took on the challenge of designing, building and programming a robot to perform a series of tasks. With the guidance of industry experts, the students completed their robots in six weeks. In addition, teams worked to raise funds, design a marketing and social media strategy and create business plans.read
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School Board Update
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May 3 Meeting
The school board will meet at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, May 3, at the Plano ISD Administration Building, 2700 W. 15th Street in Plano, to hear reports and take action on the following items. The agenda, with links to supporting documents, is posted on BoardBook.

  • Instructional Focus: Makerspace Progress
  • Recognitions
    • School Board Advisory Committees
    • TI Foundation Innovations in STEM Teaching Awards
  • Organization of the Board
  • Consent Agenda (routine business items)
  • Items for Discussion and Action
    • District of Innovation - Resolution
  • Reports
    • Special Education Advisory Committee
    • Board of Trustees Committees and Liaison
    • National School Boards Association Annual Conference
    • 2016-17 Budget
  • Policies
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