• Plano ISD District-Based Improvement Committee

    Purpose/Role of the District-Based Improvement Committee

    • Establish and review the District’s and campuses’ educational plans, goals, performance objectives, and major classroom instructional programs.
    • Advise the Board or its designee in establishing and reviewing the District’s educational goals, objectives, and major Districtwide classroom instructional programs.
    • Approve staff development of a Districtwide nature.
    • Assist in the development of the District improvement plan which must include provisions for:
      • A comprehensive needs assessment addressing District student performance on the academic excellence indicators and other appropriate measure of performance
      • Measurable district performance objectives for all appropriate academic excellence indicators for all student populations, appropriate objectives for special needs populations, and other measures of student performance that may be identified through the comprehensive needs assessment.
      • Strategies for improvement of student performance that include:
        • Instructional methods for addressing the needs of student groups not achieving their full potential.
        • Methods for addressing the needs of students in special programs, such as suicide prevention, conflict resolution, violence prevention, or dyslexia treatment programs.
        • Dropout reduction
        • Integration of technology in instructional and administrative programs.
        • Discipline management
        • Staff development for professional staff of the District
        • Career education to assist students in developing the knowledge, skills, and competencies necessary for a broad range of career opportunities
        • Accelerated education
      • Resources needed to implement identified strategies
      • Staff responsible for ensuring the accomplishment of each strategy.
      • Formative evaluation for determining periodically whether strategies are resulting in intended improvement of student performance.
      • Review and approval of schools requests for waivers of state law or District policies.

    Plano ISD Board Policy BQA (Local) - Required Committee Members and Duties

2021 - 2022 DBIC Members

Member Name Final Year in Term Member Role on Committee
Dr. Dash Weerasinghe Chairperson
Tarrah Lantz President of the PTA Council of Plano
Ross Cornell Chairperson of the Presidents' Council of the PTAs
Anna Garza Clinton Community Member
Vacant Community Member
Vacant Business Representative
Vacant Business Representative
Jason Lee 2024 Elementary-Level Classroom or Special Area Teacher
Shvuel Rivak 2024 Elementary-Level Classroom or Special Area Teacher
Meghann Budenski 2024 Elementary-Level Classroom or Special Area Teacher
Nicole Kaufman 2022 Elementary-Level Classroom or Special Area Teacher
Laura Dizien 2022 Elementary-Level Classroom or Special Area Teacher
Megan Allen 2024 Elementary-Level Classroom or Special Area Teacher
Ashley Torres 2024 Elementary-Level Classroom or Special Area Teacher
Dawn Raschke 2023 Elementary-Level Classroom or Special Area Teacher
Aungenae Davenport 2024 Middle School Classroom or Special Area Teacher
Ashley Shaw 2024 Middle School Classroom or Special Area Teacher
Martha Gonzalez 2024 Middle School Classroom or Special Area Teacher
Clarice Perry 2024 Middle School Classroom or Special Area Teacher
Alex Neece 2023 High School/Senior High Classroom or Special Area Teacher
Will Smith 2023 High School/Senior High Classroom or Special Area Teacher
Jonathan Cao 2023 High School/Senior High Classroom or Special Area Teacher
Trey O'Bar 2024 High School/Senior High Classroom or Special Area Teacher
M'Cheyl Herrera 2024 Elementary School Principal
Katie Morales 2022 Middle School Principal
Brandon Johnson 2024 High School/Senior High School Principal
Nina Tabanian 2022 Non-Teaching Campus-Based Professional
Marcus Miller 2022 Non-Teaching District-Level Professional
Rebecca McCarty 2024 Non-Teaching District-Level Professional
Spruce Haley 2023 Non-Teaching District-Level Professional
Talle Gomez 2022 Non-Teaching District-Level Professional
Vacant 2022 Alternate Elementary-Level Classroom or Special Area Teacher
Ann Boles 2023 Alternate Middle School Classroom or Special Area Teacher
Sarah Stricklin 2024 Alternate High School/Senior High School Classroom or Special Area Teacher
Candace Neal 2024 Alternate Non-Teaching Campus-Based Professional
Vacant 2022 Alternate Non-Teaching District-Level Professional
  • 2021-2022 DBIC Meeting Information

    Meetings will be held in the Plano ISD Administration Board Room. 

    • Monday, October 18, 2021
      • Agenda and Presentation
    • Thursday, February 24, 2022
      • Agenda and Presentation
    • Monday, May 23, 2022
      • Agenda and Presentation

    Please email Becky Jackson with any questions.