• PL Trade Hours

  • Plano ISD is committed to continuous improvement through intentional, reflective and empowering professional learning that meets the individual needs of each campus and our over 4,000 instructional staff members.In addition to the district and campus designated Professional Learning days teachers will be required to earn 15 Professional Learning Trade Hours in lieu of working on November 19, 2018 and April 22, 2019.

    These hours must be earned outside of the regular work day or on non-contract days. For additional information please check out our Trade Hour FAQ’s.

  • November 19, 2018: Campus Professional Learning Trade Hours

  • All PISD campuses will be closed on November 19th, in exchange for Campus Trade Hours; however, the hours will be offered and documented throughout the year by each campus. Each campus principal will schedule the professional learning that will count towards the 7.5 Campus Trade Hours. This learning will be focused on campus needs and designed to impact teachers and teams.

  • April 22, 2019: Personal Professional Learning Trade Hours

  • All campuses will be closed on April 22nd in exchange for Personal Trade Hours that can be earned from June 5th, 2018 through April 12th, 2019. The learning that teachers choose to attend for their 7.5 Personal Trade Hours must be approved by their principal/supervisor and should support their Teacher Professional Goal, Campus Improvement Plan, identified student needs, or in some way impact instructional practice.

    All teachers are expected to pursue professional learning on an on-going basis, however; if you choose not to record these hours or accrue hours in this manner by April 12, 2019, you must submit for unpaid leave on April 22, 2019. You will not be able to use state or local personal leave for this absence in accordance with PISD Board Policy (DEC Local).  4, 2018. 

  • You may begin accruing your Personal Trade Hours on the first day after your last regularly scheduled work day (for most employees this is June 5th, 2018). 

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  • 2018-19 Professional Learning Trade Days

  • November 19th, 2018: Campus Trade Hour Day

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  • April 12, 2019: All Personal Trade Hours must be completed by this date. 

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  • April 22, 2019: Personal Trade Hours

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  •  All Professional Learning Trade Hours must be earned outside of your regular work day: summer, weekends, before or after school.