May 10, 2008 Election Results
For - 6,686 (71.57%)
Against - 2,656 (28.43%)
May 10 Bond Election Proposal
Follow this link for a detailed Summary of Recommendations
Facilities & Technology Study Overview
School trustees established the 20-member task force in the fall of 2007 to study facility and technology needs of the district. Comprising school district and community leaders, the task force has met monthly to review enrollment trends and projections, establish construction and renovation needs, visit school facilities and validate costs. Phil Dyer serves as task force chairman.
"It has been four years as promised since the school district has held a bond issue to address major facilities and technology needs,” said Dr. Doug Otto, superintendent of schools. “The 2004 bond election handled several major projects, and now it is time to revisit our district's needs."
Dr. Otto continued, "Trustees understand the significance of our community's tax dollar investment in area schools. Among our school district’s key goals is a commitment that those tax dollars are effectively and efficiently managed in order to provide quality education and programming for our students and community."
The purpose of the Facilities & Technology Study Task Force was to review three important questions: How can we improve our facilities and technology for students, staff and community needs? How can we best meet those needs? What makes financial sense for Plano ISD?
The task force's scope and timeline and meeting agendas and minutes are posted on this website.
Related Links & Resources
- Quarterly Construction Report
- 2000-2003 Bond Final Report
- 2007-2010 Technology Plan Web Site
- Metroplex Area Debt Rates 1/10/08
- 2008 Bond Summary 1/31/08
Local ISD's Passed Bond Elections
Plano ISD has considered major bond initiatives every four years since 1996 and has revitalized schools in neighborhoods while implementing and utilizing the latest technology. Other local school districts whose voters have passed bond proposals in recent years include the following:
Of Texas’ 15 largest school bond elections conducted in November, 2007, 14 passed and one failed. Cypress-Fairbanks ISD voters authorized the largest bond package at $807 million. (Source: “Texas School Business Magazine” - January, 2008)
Bond Information Contacts
- eNews - Receive bond program updates from Superintendent of Schools Dr. Doug Otto sent directly to your e-mail address.
- Speakers - To schedule a speaker for a PTA, church, homeowners association, club or organization, call Nancy Long in the Plano ISD Communications Department at (469) 752-8147.
Plano ISD staff and school board members are committed to providing information to the public about the bond program and are available for speaking to groups in the community.
Plano Independent School District
2700 W. 15th Street
Plano, TX 75075
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