District of Distinction is an annual recognition program created by Texas Art Education Association (TAEA) and run by the Administration and Supervision division to honor school districts that are leading the way in the visual arts. The TAEA uses this process to recognize districts with outstanding leadership (be that formal or informal) in promoting the arts in their district and community. The rubric is differentiated by number of students in the district, has exemptions on regions that do not have sponsored events and allows for each district submitting to meet 12 out of the 14 criteria (excluding exemptions). Plano ISD has been awarded this designation for the second consecutive year. Congratulations to Visual Art Coordinator, Laura Grundler and all of the outstanding art educators of our district.