September 25, 2020
September 15: Board Work Session
The Plano ISD Board of Trustees met in a work session on Tuesday, September 15, in the Plano ISD Administration Center, Board Room. Meeting Video and Agenda.
- Approval of the School Resource Officer Interlocal Agreement with the City of Plano
- Approval of the Amendment to Shared Services Agreement to Implement the Students
with Autism Grant Program
- Adopt a Resolution of the Plano Independent School District Board of Trustees Regarding Policy DED(LOCAL) Compensation and Benefits: Vacations and Holidays
- Approval of Board Advisory Committee Appointments for the 2020-2021 School Year
- An Update of the Plano Independent School District Emergency Management and Operations Plan
- Plano Independent School District Advanced Placement (AP) and International Baccalaureate (IB) Results for 2019 - 2020
- Plano Independent School District Summer Back-to-School Fairs
- Board Member Liaison Updates
Next Board Meeting: October 6, 2020, 7 p.m., Plano ISD Administration Center, Board Room
September 1: Board Meeting
Board Work Session: September 1
The Plano ISD Board of Trustees met in regular session on Tuesday, September 1. Meeting Video and agenda.
- Committed to Excellence: Miya Mathur, Bethany Elementary, 2020 Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association (SIFMA) Foundation’s 2020 InvestWrite® first place national elementary division winner. Read her award winning essay.
- Dedicated to Caring: Iris Lai and Vedha Vaddaraj, Jasper High School, provided encouragement during COVID-19 by creating a website called "Letters of Gold" to provide words of hope to people in times of need by providing opportunities for people worldwide to write letters of compassion, love and resilience.
- Powered by Learning: Parisa Vaziri, Plano East Senior High School, didn't let the pandemic stop her from completing her neuroresearch on fruit flies for UC Berkeley.
DISCUSSION AND ACTION
- Approval of the Plano Independent School District Legislative Priorities for the 87th
Texas Legislative Session (as amended)
Sept. 30: Final Date for 2020 Census Response
September 30, 2020 Is the Final Date for Your Response to the 2020 U.S. Census
Don't miss this opportunity to help your Plano ISD community and help shape Texas' future. The goal for the Census is to get a complete count of everyone—once and in the right place. With $675 billion dollars in funding for schools, childcare, community improvement projects and social services your response affects:
- The National School Lunch Program
- Head Start Title IX funding
- Federal Pell Grants and other educational grants
- The number os congressional seats each state receives
Oct. 17: Free Plano Families First Fall Fair
Presented by United Healthcare, the third-annual Plano Families First Health & Wellness Fall Fair provides a number of free health and human resources services in an effort to alleviate the hardships thousands of Plano families have experienced during the pandemic.
Fair Date and Time: Saturday, Oct. 17, from 8:30 a.m. to noon
Location: Plano Event Center located at 2000 E. Spring Creek Parkway
- Photo ID and proof of residency are required to attend. Plano residents and Plano ISD families are welcome.
- Complete the Plano ISD school supply form required for supplies. Information about supplies can be found at www.pisd.edu/supplies.
- Plano ISD families are encouraged to visit PlanoFamiliesFirst.com to print and complete the registration form in advance and bring it to the event.
- Social distancing and masks are required for ages 3 and up.
- Some items and services will be available on a first-come, first-served basis.
Free & Reduced Lunch Application
Plano Independent School District offers free and reduced-price meals to families that qualify for the program. Families who wish to apply for meal benefit need to complete an application every school year. All students approved for free or reduced meals last year will remain on that status for the first 30 operating days of school or until a new application has been processed. We encourage families to apply online for faster processing. Apply now.
Opt in to Receive Text Messages from the District
Plano ISD is implementing a text messaging option to provide our community with more ways to receive school and district information. Opt in today by texting “Y” to 67587.
If you don’t opt in manually, and the district has a cell phone number for you, you will receive a text message from Plano ISD in the coming days inviting you to opt in. The message will read:
“Plano Independent School District messages. Reply Y to confirm, HELP 4 info. Msg&data rates may apply. Msg freq varies. schoolmessenger.com/tm”
You must reply to this text message with “Y” to opt in to continue receiving text messages from the district. For more information, please visit the Text Opt in webpage.
Download the Mobile App
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Get connected; stay connected. Download the Mobile App and login for student data and alerts. Link to download instructions.
Plano ISD needs you! Employment opportunities are available for bus drivers, cafeteria workers and more. Apply on line at email@example.com. Plano ISD is an equal opportunity employer.
Stadium Bag Policy
Beginning September 13, 2019, to promote the safety and security of Plano ISD students, staff, families and visitors, the district modified its stadium bag policy by limiting the size and type of bags that spectators are allowed to bring into Plano ISD Stadiums. See the frequently asked questions on the athletics website for more information. Stadium locations include:
- Clark Stadium & Fields Complex
- Kimbrough Stadium
- Williams Stadium
Plano ISD is among the top 4 percent of districts in the state honored as a Texas Art Education Association (TAEA) 2020 Districts of Distinction. TAEA announced the 42 award winners (the top 4% of eligible districts) on September 10. Winning districts received the honor for providing a well-rounded education that advocates and integrates a visual arts curriculum that inspires creativity and reaches all learners.
Four Plano ISD ensembles were among the Foundation for Music Education 2020 Mark of Excellence award winners. The project seeks to recognize and award outstanding achievement in performance by high school and middle school bands, choirs and orchestras throughout the the United States and provides valuable feedback for all entrants. Performances were entered in this competition during the 2019-20 school year.
Congratulations to the 103 Plano ISD high school seniors who have earned semifinalist standing in the 66th annual National Merit Scholarship Program. These semifinalists began their journey along with over 1.5 million juniors in nearly 21,000 high schools who entered the 2021 National Merit Scholarship Program by taking the 2019 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT®), which served as an initial screen of program entrants.
For the second consecutive year, Plano ISD held Back-to-School Fairs for families. The fairs which provided free school supplies, shelf-safe food and access to immunizations could not have taken place without the support of our Plano ISD community of generous businesses and organizations who provided supplies, funds and volunteers.
Congratulations to Plano ISD PACE student Miya Mathur who was honored August 14 in a surprise video presentation as the SIFMA Foundation’s 2020 InvestWrite® first place national elementary division winner. Miya, a 2019-20 fifth grade student of Bethany Elementary PACE teacher Chamonix Mann, entered her winning essay in April 2020 during remote learning.
Angela Wang and Michelle Ma, Plano West Senior High Speech and Debate students, were named national champions in their events. This marks the second consecutive year that Plano ISD speech & debate students have won championships at this national event. View the winners from six Plano schools and teaching awards