Life Membership Banquet

With regret, the Plano ISD Council of PTAs will not be hosting a Texas PTA Honorary Life Membership Banquet this year.

The discussion regarding this year's banquet began last Spring as we created the 2023-24 budget. Based on the lack of volunteer interest in helping plan and coordinate the banquet, combined with the increasing costs associated with hosting an event at a non-district facility, Council volunteers made the difficult decision that hosting such a banquet was not in the best interest of Council at this time.
 
We know that many local Plano ISD PTAs and PTSAs will be disappointed, as we are, that such a great avenue for celebrating volunteers will be unavailable this year. We remain hopeful that this decision will help highlight the ongoing need for more volunteer involvement with our Council, as well as among our local PTA and PTSA organizations, so that we may potentially resume events like this in the future
 
If you have questions about alternatives for celebrating your fantastic volunteers, please reach out to our VP of Membership, Julia Wiblin, at members@planopta.org.
 
If you have questions or concerns about the decision that has been made, please contact our President, Ross Cornell, at president@planopta.org

LONG RANGE FACILITY PLANNING COMMUNITY INPUT MEETINGS

PLANO ISD Long Range Facility Planning
Community Input Meetings

As part of Plano ISD’s ongoing strategic road mapping process and as the district begins work on a long range facility plan, Plano ISD families, staff and community members are invited to attend and participate in a community input meeting near you. Meetings are conveniently located at six locations throughout the district (see dates and times below).round 

In May 2023, the Plano ISD Board of Trustees approved the new Strategic Roadmap that is inclusive of a long range plan. As such, the plan includes a strategy to study current facilities, enrollment and programs. This study will:

  • Assess all of our schools,
  • Analyze student enrollment at each school,
  • Evaluate high-quality programming,
  • Consider whether buildings are being used effectively and
  • Determine whether resources are fairly distributed to support all students.

The result of the study may lead to restructuring, or “rightsizing,” school sites to better serve students. Rightsizing may involve closing school buildings or adjusting attendance boundaries within the feeder pattern to allow for a more equitable disbursement of district resources. Ultimately, the study of school building capacity will be for the purpose of supporting thriving schools, classrooms, students, teachers and school leaders.

So why are we doing this work?

District enrollment has been steadily declining over the last 12 years. Our peak enrollment was in 2012 at 55,700 students and our current enrollment is 47,800.
Some of the reasons for this decline include:

  • The rising costs of homes (the average home in Plano ISD is $584,000);
  • Growth in districts to our north (whose average home costs are lower than Plano ISD);
  • A decrease in birth rates; which has led to
  • Larger graduating classes than incoming kindergarten classes.

Visit www.pisd.edu/facilityroadmap for more information, including Frequently Asked Questions. 


Meeting Locations and Times 

(Spanish translators and sign language interpreters available at select meetings, see below.)

 

Clark High School
March 6, 2024
6:00 – 7:30 p.m.
523 Spring Creek, Cafeteria
Plano, Texas 75023
Sign language interpreters provided

 

Shepton High School

April 9, 2024
6:00 – 7:30 p.m.
5505 Plano Parkway, Presentation Room
Plano, TX 75093
Spanish translation provided 

 

National PTA School of Excelence

Congratulations to our amazing PTAs who received the coveted National PTA School of Excellence Award!!
 
Barksdale Elementary PTA
Boggess Elementary PTA
Brinker Elementary PTA
Harrington Elementary PTA
Hedgcoxe Elementary PTA
Hickey Elementary PTA
Mitchell Elementary PTA
Schimelphenig Middle School PTA
Shepard Elementary PTA
 

2023-2024 Delegate Meetings

 

Please visit our calendar to verify meeting start times and locations.

 

Plano International Festival

Community Memberships

Spirit Night Calendar

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