2016 Annual Report
Dear Plano ISD Community:
I am pleased to present the district’s 2016 Annual Report which provides key information on the various successes of Plano ISD, our students and our staff. This year’s theme, “Strong Schools, Strong Students,” highlights the impact that strong leadership, strong community connections and exceptionally strong and highly qualified teachers have on Plano ISD's strong student outcomes.
As we have carried out the important work of educating students over this past year, we have also fostered, through our initiatives and operational beliefs, a remarkable professional culture and nobility of mission. Our ability to stay focused on that mission is further strengthened by strong community support.
In May 2016, our citizens placed an incredible level of trust in the district by voting for a $481 million bond package with 79% of votes in favor—the highest rate in forty years. We thank the community for the opportunities this vote will ultimately provide our students and teachers. During the weeks leading up to the election, I was able to provide to several community groups information about the bond, and even more importantly, information about the amazingly accomplished students we serve in Plano ISD, very similarly to what you will read in this report.
In addition to reading about students’ test performance, you will see evidence of Plano ISD’s multi-metric approach to helping students pursue excellence wherever their interests or passions lie. This is demonstrated in the incredible results our students have had competing at regional, state, national and even international levels.
When we do our work well, which includes a strong collaborative spirit among our Plano ISD faculty, staff and with our community at large, children’s lives are made better, and their hopes and dreams are realized. On behalf of the Plano ISD Board of Trustees, our faculty and students, thank you for taking time to read this annual report. We are deeply appreciative of the support we get from the community and for the faith you have placed in us to give the children of this community the highest quality education possible.
Dr. Brian T. Binggeli
Superintendent of Schools