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November Meeting Recording

Missed the last meeting? Don't stress, press the button below to watch in!


Lawmakers pre-file dozens of K-12 bills

Safety, sex ed, school funding eyed ahead of January legislative session

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4 Year Colleges Offering Free Tuition


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Treasurer Tips

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Black Owned Businesses!

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Local News!

They learned they were siblings!

They passed each other at a hospital for 7 years. Then they learned they're siblings.

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District Updates!

Board Meetings/Work Sessions

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Bond Election results:

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Proposition A: 51.81 percent voting “for”

Voter Approval Tax Rate Election (VATRE)

VOTES FOR: 59,709


The net revenue generated by Plano ISD will be approximately $9 million annually.

Proposition B: 55.98 percent voting “for”

School Renovations & Safety

VOTES FOR: 64,911


$1,172,976,000 for a new CTE Center, a replacement school for Haggard Middle School, a major renovation at Plano Senior High School, safety and security upgrades across the district, new playgrounds and renovations at many campuses.

Proposition C: 56.00 percent voting “for”

Instructional Technology

VOTES FOR: 64,654


$173,450,000 for technology device replacements, classroom technology upgrades and more.

Proposition D: 48.54 percent voting “for”

Event Center

VOTES FOR: 55,953


$130,000,000 for a multi-use and flexible event space.

Proposition E: 44.96 percent voting “for”

Safety & Maintenance at Stadiums

VOTES FOR: 51,740


$19,212,000 for turf replacement, new security lighting, parking lot resurfacing and restroom updates.

Diversity Leadership Nomination Form

Please complete the Form linked in this button. Deadline for entry is 5:00 p.m. Friday, December 2, 2022. For additional information, please contact Brian Lyons at 469-752-8910 or email

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Diversity Leadership Award

The Diversity Advisory Committee proudly announces its 22nd Annual Plano ISD Dr. Myrtle Hightower Diversity Leadership Award. The individual and group winners will be recognized at the Plano ISD Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration that will be held on January 19, 2023.

Please nominate an individual or group whose program or initiative has proven to promote diversity through stronger relationships, improved communications, and enhanced understanding within Plano ISD or the broader community within the past year.

Key Components of the Diversity Leadership Award include:

▪ Promoting Diversity in the district and/or community

▪ Embracing Diversity in the district and/or community

▪ Educating the district and or community about Diversity

Categories may include:

▪ Student or Student Group*

▪ PISD Individual or Group

▪ PISD Community Individual or Group

*Students may also nominate themselves.

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The Department of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion would like to thank our PISD Veterans who have defended our country and people of all backgrounds, beliefs, gender, races, and creeds. We all can live the American Dream thanks to these brave men and women. They protect and defend our country and allow us to live our lives with the freedoms we all expect, enjoy, and all too often take for granted. We want to express our extreme gratitude to those who have served and are currently serving in the armed forces. We honor your patriotism and spirit.

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As part of a partnership agreement with the Heritage Farmstead Museum, Plano ISD elementary and early childhood school students and staff will receive a free ticket to the Lights on the Farm event sponsored by the City of Plano.

The event runs from November 25 through December 30. Watch for your child’s complimentary ticket coming from their campus.

MLK 2022-2023 Art Contest Now Open: Believe in the Dream

The 22-23 Plano ISD MLK, Jr., Diversity Art Contest is now open! We encourage you and your child to consider the theme “Believe in the Dream” and create a visual image (2D) or sculpture (3D) that illustrates examples of believing in dreams as a motivating factor for achieving personal and/or community goals.

For more information, open and print the following contest rules and instructions linked below.

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PAABSE Updates

What Do You Want? What Do You Need?

PAABSE is always looking for ways to grow our district and community. In what ways can we help you with that?

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Amazon Smile

Add Plano Area Alliance of Black School Educators as your Non profit organization. Press the button above to learn you can contribute while during your normal Amazon shopping!

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TABSE Updates

What is TABSE?

Not sure exactly what TABSE is? Click here to find out!

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Letters For Your Administrators and Directors to get funding and approval for the conference

Monthly Music

Nothing helps us get in the season of giving thanks like Gospel!

Thank You - Walter Hawkins & The Love Center Choir

Plano Area Alliance of Black School Educators

Plano Area Alliance of Black School Educators is an organization of Educators and those who support education working with Kindergarten through twelfth grade students to enhance their academic performance in pursuit to becoming productive citizens.