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Plano ISD Staff Newsletter Volume 44, Special EditionFebruary 16, 2017
Salute to Service title graphic with photo collage of 2015-16 event attendees

Hundreds of Employees to be Honored for Service and Retirement at 52nd Annual 'Salute to Service' Banquet April 6 at Southfork

Employees to be recognized for 15, 20, 25, 30, 35, 40 and 45 years of service in Plano schools, retirement and as nominees for the 2017 Superintendent's Service Award

Plano ISD's 52nd Annual "Salute to Service" employee banquet will be held at 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 6 at Southfork Ranch, 3700 Hogge Road in Parker. Important information regarding the banquet, including retirement recognition guidelines, Superintendent's Service Award nominations, service pin information and event registration are featured in this special edition District Digest.

Retiring Employees

March 7 Deadline for Retirement Recognition at "Salute to Service" Banquet

Employees who are retiring from Plano ISD and employees who are leaving the district with at least 15 years of Plano ISD experience or 20 years of experience in public education (voluntary separation), are eligible to be recognized at the "Salute to Service" employee banquet on April 6. To be recognized at this event, employees must complete the following steps by Tuesday, March 7.

  1. Review Separation from Employmentopens in new window page found on Plano ISD's employment website.
  2. Submit written letter of resignation and separation formPDF to principal or department head.
  3. E-mail letter of resignation and scanned, signed separation formPDF to
  4. E-mail completed 2015-16 retiree event recognition form PDF to Gwendolyn Guthrie,, in the communications department.

2016 Superintendent Service Award winners

2016 Superintendent Service Award Winners pictured at the banquet with Dr. Brian Binggeli are Ruby Kay Mutchler, Beaty Early Childhood School; Tracy Helm, Clark High School; Rosa Hernandez, Christie Elementary School; (not pictured is Betty Bell, Technology Operations).

Superintendent's Service Award Nominees

March 7 Deadline for Superintendent's Service Award Nominations

Dr. Brian Binggeli looks forward to recognizing nominees for the 2017 Superintendent's Service Award at the "Salute to Service" employee banquet at 5 p.m. on April 6. At the event, he will recognize all nominees and announce the award winners. The 2017 Superintendent's Service Award Nomination Guidelines and Form PDF, for nominating support staff members, must be e-mailed by Tuesday, March 7 to Barbara Monroe in the communications department at

Service Pin Recipients

March 10 Deadline for Service Pin Recipients' Eligibility & Name Spelling Confirmations

Employees with 15, 20, 25, 30, 35, 40 and 45 years of service in Plano ISD will be recognized at the "Salute to Service" employee banquet on April 6. Employees with 10 years of service will receive pins at their work sites. Select links below to view honored employees.

  • Regarding Eligibility - Employees with questions about their eligibility/years of service in Plano ISD as reflected in the published lists are asked to contact the human resources department via e-mail at: by Friday, March 10.
  • Regarding Name Spelling - Employees with questions about their name spelling for publicity and event printed program and script are asked to contact Gwendolyn Guthrie in the communications office via e-mail at by Friday, March 10. (Reminder: Employees with 15 years of service and up will be recognized at the banquet. Employees with 10 years of service will receive a pin at their work sites.)
  • Photos of Service Pin Recipients - The communications department would like to honor service pin recipients with 15 or more years of service in Plano schools by creating a video with photos of these special honorees. You can view last year's video here. Schools and departments are asked to e-mail photos of service pin recipients no later than March 30 to Gwendolyn Guthrie, in the communications office.

red check markEvent R.S.V.P.

March 23 Event R.S.V.P. Deadline for School and Service Department Offices

Invitations to the event will be mailed the first week of March to honorees, school principals and department heads. Pre-registration for all event attendees is required. Honorees will be guests of the district but must register through school or department office managers.

Note to office managers: The R.S.V.P. system will open on Tuesday, February 21. You will receive a link via email with more details at that time. Please note when entering attendees that spelling of names should be carefully verified for both employees and guests, since this list will be used to generate event lists that your school's / department's attendees will see. Please enter names exactly as they should be listed on name tags, etc. Thank your help and for double checking. If after completing your entries you discover an error, please call 469-752-8150 and corrections can be made. We appreciate your time and expert assistance with his event!

Employees with questions not answered here about the banquet are asked to contact the Plano ISD Communications Department at 469-752-8150. (View last year's event website here.)


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