More than a few photos were snapped at the 53rd Annual Salute to Service event on April 5 as employees gathered to celebrate milestones and say a fond farewell to retiring friends. See event photo galleries. The event honored the nominees for the 2018 Superintendent's Service Awards, retiring employees and employees who received service pins for 15, 20, 25, 30, 35 and 40 years of service to Plano schools. Highlights of the event included a standing ovation for Steve Thomas Beverly Elementary School PE teacher who is retiring after 51 years in public education, as well as the much anticipated announcement of the four Superintendent's Service Award winners: Kendal Corder, Plano Senior High special education paraprofessional; Lynne Crawford, Clark High School ISS paraprofessional; Silvia Garcia, Meadows Elementary parent liaison; and Christine Platt, Shepton High School office manager.
Named as the 2018 Texas Association of Basketball Coaches (TABC) Girls Basketball Coach of the Year as well as the Dallas Morning News Coach of the Year, Rodney Belcher of Plano Senior High was also honored with a certificate of recognition from the Plano ISD Board of Trustees at the April 10 meeting.
The award presentation was made at the Dallas Regional robotics competition in recognition of her dedication to mentoring students, recruiting volunteers, organizing events
and countless hours of work benefiting FIRST Robotics. Ms. Bates was also honored with a certificate of recognition from the Plano ISD Board of Trustees on April 10.
The following administrative appointments as recommended by Superintendent of Schools Sara Bonser were approved by the board of trustees: Staci Antelo, director for district health services; Megan Schuler, director for benefits and risk management; Bill McLaughlin, executive director for secondary campus services; and Jill Stoker, executive director for elementary campus services.
On April 7, Plano ISD bus drivers won first and second places in the Special Needs Division at the Regional School Bus Road-eo Safety Competition.Read More.
View the list of staff weddings, births and extensions of sympathy to employees who have lost loved ones. Email your school or department's information to firstname.lastname@example.org for inclusion in the next issue of District Digest.Read More.
Pictured are: Navya Ramakrishnan, Rice Middle School (Junior Division second grand prize winner - physical sciences); Tanaz Muhamed, Otto Middle School (Junior Division "best in show" and Junior Division first grand prize winner - life sciences); Burzin Balsara and Malav Shah, Plano Senior High School (Team: Senior Division second grand prize winners - physical sciences). Board Secretary Nancy Humphrey presented the certificates to the students.
At the special called meeting on March 27, the Board of Trustees approved Sara Bonser for the position of superintendent of schools. The superintendent is the chief administrator and executive officer of the district and shall administer the district in accordance with the Board’s policies. Ms. Bonser was approved as the district’s lone finalist for the position of superintendent of schools on March 6.
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