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                                                 & Technology   Systems &    Safety &      20-Year      Additions &                                                                                                                                                                                                                        PERMIT NO. 44
                                                Improvements    Compliance   Security    Renovations   Modifications
Early Childhood Schools                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    PLANO, TEXAS
Barron (conversion back to elementary school)        •                          •                           •
Beaty                                                •              •           •                                                                                                                                                                 Plano Independent School District
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  2700 West 15th Street                                                         Carrier Route Presort                                                                                                                                                                       istrict
Pearson                                              •              •           •
Elementary Schools                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   On May 10, the Plano ISD Board of Trustees                                                                                                      chool D
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Plano, Texas 75075
                                                                                                                       The 2008 bond proposal also
Aldridge                                             •                          •
Andrews                                              •              •           •
                                                                                                                       includes the following projects:                                                                                                                                                                                                              will ask district voters to consider a                                                                                             Inde
Barksdale                                            •              •           •

                                                                                                                       • New Schools - Early Childhood                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Plan
Bethany                                              •                          •            •
Beverly                                              •              •           •
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     $490 million bond proposal which
                                                                                                                         School, Barron Conversion,
Boggess                                              •                          •
Brinker                                              •                          •            •
                                                     •              •
                                                                                                                         New Elementary, New Middle
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     contains dollars to be spent at
                                                                                                                                                                                         May 10, 2008, Bond Election
                                                                                                                         School, New High School
Christie                                             •              •           •

                                                                                             ions                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    every campus.                                                                                                                                        April 2008
Daffron                                              •                          •         •

                                                                                                                       • Pre-Funded Projects:
Davis                                                •                          •

Dooley                                               •              •           •
                                                                                   o                                                                                                     Look for this item on your ballot:
                                                                                                                         – Schell Elementary (constructed
Forman                                               •                          •                           •

Gulledge                                             •              •           •

                                                                      ddit                                                                                                                 “The issuance of bonds in the amount
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              With the 2004 bond program completed

                                                                                                                           and opened fall 2007)
Harrington                                           •              •           •
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                                                         vatio                                                           – Employee Child Care Center                                      of $490,000,000 for the construction,
Hedgcoxe                                             •                          •            •

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              on time and within budget, the

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                                   r Re                                                      plian                                                                                         renovation, acquisition and equipment
                                                                                                                           (purchased; anticipated opening
Hightower                                            •              •           •

                              Majo                                                        Com
Huffman                                              •                          •
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              2008 bond election provides us with an
                                                                                                                                                                                           of school buildings, the purchase
                                                                    ems                                                    August 2008)

Hughston                                             •              •           •

Hunt                                                 •              •           •

                                                                                                                         – Land Acquisitions (purchased)                                   of necessary sites for future school
Jackson                                              •                          •            •
Mathews                                              •
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              additional focus.

                                                    Secu                                                                                                                                   buildings and the purchase of new
McCall                                               •                          •

                                                                                                                       • Replacement of obsolete food
Meadows                                              •                          •
                                               ty &                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Dear Friends:

                                           Safe                                                                                                                                            school buses, and the levying of the
Memorial                                             •                          •            •

                                                                                                                         service equipment.
Mendenhall                                           •                          •            •

                                                                                                                                                                                           tax in payment thereof.”
Miller                                               •   •                      •

                                                                                                                       • Purchase of 60 new school buses.

Mitchell                                             •                          •            •

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 On May 10, 2008, Plano ISD citizens will be asked to vote in a very
Rasor                                                •                          •            •
Rose Haggar                                          •              •           •
Saigling                                             •              •           •

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              important school district bond election, a $490 million proposal which
Schell                                               •                          •                                                             Curriculum
                                                                                                                                             & Technology   Systems &     Additions &
Shepard                                              •              •           •
                                                                                                                                            Improvements    Compliance   Modifications
Sigler                                               •                          •

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              contains dollars to be spent at every campus.
                                                                                                                       Other Facilities                                                                                                          The contents of this newsletter are available in Spanish online at
Skaggs                                               •              •           •
                                                                                                                       Cox Building                 •           •
Stinson                                              •              •           •
                                                                                                                       Kimbrough Stadium            •           •
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 El contenido de este boletín está disponible en español por Internet, en

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Having completed the 2004 bond program on time and within budget,
Thomas                                               •              •           •
Weatherford                                          •                          •            •                         Murphy Distribution Center   •           •
Wells                                                •              •           •                                      Service Center               •           •

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Plano ISD now focuses its attention on the 2008 bond proposal to
Wyatt                                                •                          •                                      Administration               •           •
                                                                                                                       Clark Stadium
Middle Schools                                                                                                            + East & West Fields      •           •
                                                                                                                                                                                           Early Voting                                        May 10, 2008, Bond Election Day                                                                                       2008 Bond Proposal                                                                       construct new schools, renovate existing facilities and fund curriculum
                                                                                                                       Transportation               •                         •

                                                                                                                                                                                           April 28 - May 3, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Armstrong                                            •              •           •
Bowman                                               •              •           •
                                                                                                                       Special Program Centers
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Polls will be open from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
                                                                                                                                                                                           May 1, 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      and technology initiatives and other district wide capital improvements.
Carpenter                                            •              •           •
Frankford                                            •              •           •                                      Bird Center                  •                         •
                                                                                                                       Guinn Center                 •                         •                                                                                                                                                                                      Pre-funded Projects                                       $       27,850,000
                                                                                                                                                                                           May 5 & 6, 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Haggard                                              •              •           •                           •

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Since 1996, the school district has considered major bond initiatives
Hendrick                                             •                          •
Murphy                                               •                          •                                                                                                                                                              Polling Location                   Address                        City/ZIP Code       Precinct
Renner                                               •              •           •
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Aldridge Elementary School         720 Pleasant Valley Lane       Richardson 75080    48, 55
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     New Construction                                          $      140,855,112
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              every four years, revitalizing schools in neighborhoods while imple-
Rice                                                 •              •           •
                                                                                •                                                                                                          Early Voting Locations                              Armstrong Middle School            3805 Timberline Drive          Plano 75074         52, 61, 68, 103, 141            20-Year Renovations                                       $      121,166,629
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              menting and utilizing the latest technology.
Wilson                                               •              •           •                                                                                                                                                              Bentwood Trail Presbyterian Church 6000 Bentwood Trail            Dallas 75252        73, 88, 115
                                                                                                                                                                                           Collin County Elections Department,                                                                                                                                       Additions and Modifications                               $       62,182,369
High Schools                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Bethany Elementary School          2418 Micarta Drive             Plano 75025         34, 107, 119, 121, 135
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  On behalf of the Plano ISD Board of Trustees and the 2008 Facilities
                                                                                                                                                                                                 2010 Redbud Blvd. Suite 102, McKinney 75069
                                                     •              •
                                                                                •                                                                                                          Carpenter Park Recreation Center,                   Bowman Middle School               2501 Jupiter Road              Plano 75074         23, 46, 47, 50, 51, 152, 158    Capital Improvements (Instructional)                      $       10,497,000
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              and Technology Bond Study Task Force, I invite you to learn more about
Shepton                                              •              •           •
Vines                                                •              •           •                           •                                                                                    6701 Coit Road , Plano 75024                  Brinker Elementary School          3800 John Clark Parkway        Plano 75093         90, 109, 116, 123, 137          Capital Improvements (Physical)                           $       25,203,500
Williams                                             •              •           •                                                                                                          Christopher A. Parr Library,                        Carpenter Middle School            1501 Cross Bend Road           Plano 75023         21, 54, 62, 66
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              this important bond election by reading the information in this newsletter
Senior High Schools                                                                                                                                                                              6200 Windhaven Parkway, Plano 75093                                                                                                                                 Systems and Compliance (47 sites)                         $       36,154,394
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Haggard Middle School              2401 Westside Drive            Plano 75075         15, 19, 53, 65, 70, 71

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              and on our website ( and by attending a meeting
Plano East                                           •                          •                           •
Plano                                                •              •           •                           •                                                                              Collin County Community College,                    Hendrick Middle School             7400 Red River Drive           Plano 75025         58, 77, 91, 130                 Curriculum & Technology                                   $       66,090,996
Plano West                                           •                          •                           •
                                                                                                                                                                                                 2800 E. Spring Creek Parkway, Plano 75074
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Total                                                  $      490,000,000
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              regarding the bond election.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Hickey Elementary School           4100 Coldwater Creek           Plano 75074         41, 60
                                                                                                                                                                                           Haggard Library,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Hughston Elementary School         2601 Cross Bend Road           Plano 75023         31, 32, 63, 76
                                                                                                                                                                                                 2501 Coit Road, Plano 75075
           Bond Information                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Miller Elementary School           5651 Coventry Drive            Richardson 75082    94, 125, 144
                                                                                                                                                                                           Harrington Library,
           Website -                                                                                                                                                                1501 18th Street, Plano 75074                 Mitchell Elementary School         4223 Briargrove Lane           Dallas 75287        24, 84, 132
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Murphy Municipal Complex           206 N. Murphy Road             Murphy 75094        25, 159
           Hotline - (469) 752-8010                                                                                                                                                        Murphy Municipal Complex,
                                                                                                                                                                                                 206 N. Murphy Road, Murphy 75094              Renner Frankford Library           6400 Frankford Road            Dallas 75252        74, 79, 142
           E-mail -
                                                                                                                                                                                           Plano ISD Administration Center,                    Richardson Police Sub-station      2003 E. Renner Road            Richardson 75082    78, 110
           eNews -                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    The contents of this
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Doug Otto
                                                                                                                                                                                                 2700 W. 15th Street, Plano 75075              Robinson Middle School             6701 Preston Meadow Drive Plano 75024              14, 81, 86, 89, 108, 112, 124   newsletter are available in
           Speakers - Call (469) 752-8147                                                                                                                                                  Renner Frankford Library,                           Rose Haggar Elementary School      17820 Campbell Road            Dallas 75252        36, 104, 136
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Superintendent of Schools
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Spanish online at
           to schedule.                                                                                                                                                                          6400 Frankford Road, Dallas 75252             Schimelpfenig Middle School        2400 Maumelle Drive            Plano 75023         64, 69
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Shepton High School                5505 Plano Parkway             Plano 75093         28, 75, 105, 143                El contenido de este boletín está
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Thomas Elementary School           6537 Blue Ridge Trail          Plano 75023         39, 85                          disponible en español por Internet, en
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Wilson Middle School               1001 Custer Road               Plano 75075         26, 49, 67, 72, 138   

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Bond 2008 Questions & Answers                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Conservative Budgeting                                                      Plano ISD has an excellent
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             bond rating and has the debt
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             capacity to finance the
Plano ISD has considered major bond initiatives every                                                                                       What curriculum and technology               • Foreign Language labs to enhance             Are there any                                                                           What has happened to the monies
                                                                                                                                            initiatives are included in the                speaking and listening skills of students.   other capital projects                                                                  provided in past bond elections?             proposed 2008 bond initiatives
four years since 1996 and has revitalized schools                                                                                           bond proposal?                               • Health and PE equipment to meet              included in this bond?                                                                  With the support of voters in the passage    while maintaining one of the
while implementing and utilizing the                                                                                                        Plano ISD’s curriculum and technology          new state standards for student fitness.     The bond proposal includes $13.4 million                                                of the 2000, 2003 and 2004 bond programs,
                                                                                                                                            needs, which total $66 million, grew out                                                    for these district wide capital projects:                                               Plano ISD has implemented:                   lowest tax rates in the metroplex.
latest technology.
                                                                                                                                            of the intensive study of focus groups       How will the security of schools               • Food and nutritional services -                                                       • Full-day kindergarten, with the addition
                                                                                                                                            conducted among school faculty and           be affected by the bond dollars?                 replacement of obsolete equipment.                                                      of facilities at each of our elementary    What will this bond election
                                                                                                                                            staff, students and parents that resulted    Safety and security of our students            • Bird Center – parking lot renovation.                                                   schools.                                   cost me?
                                                                                                                                            in a state-approved technology plan for      and staff are essential components             • Energy efficient lighting - retrofit                                                  • Construction of a new middle school,       It is estimated that the 2008 bonds will
                                            What major school renovations will            Plano West and Plano East senior high schools     2007-2010. They include:                     of providing a quality education.                lighting that has an estimated three-                                                   six new elementary schools, three early    increase the tax rate over the course of the
                                                                                                                                            • Replacement of computers, servers,         Approximately $4 million in safety               year payback to the general fund.                                                       childhood schools and a new stadium.       replacement schedule by no more than
What new schools
                                            be funded through this bond proposal?         will receive new kitchen and dining facilities,
                                                                                                                                               TVs/monitors, projection systems,         and security bond dollars will fund:           • Water conservation irrigation upgrades                                                • The largest renovation in our history,     eight cents over the life of the bonds.
are included in this
                                           The schools listed below are scheduled
                                                                                          similar to those at Plano Senior High School,

                                                                                                                                               science lab equipment and other           • Additional cameras at all schools.             (technological) that have an estimated                                                  with 10 campuses receiving major
bond election?
                                           for renovation, at a cost of $121.2 million.
                                                                                          with the 2008 bond dollars.

                                           In Plano ISD, major renovation includes                                                             peripheral equipment placed in            • Upgrades of existing cameras and               four-year payback to the general fund.                                                  20-year renovations in the 2000 bond,      How will this affect my tax bill
                                           replacing or upgrading the following                                                                schools as a result of the 1996, 2000,      equipment.                                   • Athletics – anticipated upgrades and                                                    and an additional nine campuses under-     if I am a senior citizen over 65?
                                           systems: HVAC, electrical, plumbing,                                                                2003, and 2004 bond elections.            • Additional Rapid Eye units.                    capital needs over the next four years.                                                 going major renovation in the Bond         There will be no impact since taxes are
                 Plano ISD has included    energy management, fire sprinkler and                                                            • 41 curriculum area improvements.           • Upgraded cabling, wiring and data            • District wide projects - annual                                                         2004 initiative. Also included in the      frozen on homes of those 65 years of age
             a total of $168.7 million in  alarms, and upgrading to current educa-                                                          • Video display cameras to replace             support for all systems.                       requests that traditionally are funded                                                  2004 bond were improvements to Clark       and older. The average current home value
           the 2008 bond proposal to       tional standards and city codes.                                                                    overhead projectors in classrooms.        • Computer upgrades for alarm and                through the Maintenance &                                                               Stadium and the Williams Field House.      in Plano ISD is $257,900. Based on that
       construct the following facilities.      Bethany Elementary                                                                          • Video projection systems in all              access systems to continuous online            Operation Fund.                                                                                                                    current value, the increase to the tax bill
•   Schell Elementary School                    Brinker Elementary                                                                             elementary classrooms similar to            monitoring.                                                                                                                          Why do we use bond funds to                  will average $33 to $45 annually for five
    (pre-funded).                               Daffron Elementary                                                                             those installed in secondary              • Fire system upgrades.                        Are other capital improvements                                                          replace and add new technology?              years then start to decline.
•   Employee child care facility                Hedgcoxe Elementary                                                                            classrooms from previous bonds.           • District wide visitor identification         included for curriculum and                                                             The current state finance law makes it
    (pre-funded, anticipated opening            Jackson Elementary                                                                          • Career and technology classroom              system: Raptor.                              instruction?                                                                            30% more cost efficient to use bond          How does PISD’s tax rate compare
    August 2008).                               Memorial Elementary
                                                                                          Will some schools receive                            equipment for newly adopted                                                              A total of $10.5 million is included                                                    dollars in place of operating dollars. Our   to other districts in the metroplex?
•   Land acquisitions for future school         Mendenhall Elementary
                                                                                          significant additions or expansions?                 courses such as Criminal Investi-                                                        in the bond proposal to purchase                                                        current operating budget cannot support      PISD has one of the lowest tax rates in
                                                                                          The bond proposal includes
                                                                                                                                                                                         Why are school buses included in
    sites (pre-funded).                         Mitchell Elementary                                                                            gations and Marketing Dynamics.                                                          equipment for science labs,                                                             large technology purchases without           the metroplex. We have managed to
                                                                                          $62.2 million to add to or expand
                                                                                                                                                                                         this bond election?
•   Conversion of Barron Early Childhood        Rasor Elementary                                                                            • Classroom computers for all                In 2000, legislation was passed to allow       career education classes,                                                               taking dollars away from other instruc-      maintain a low tax rate even though
    School to an elementary campus.                                                       the following facilities to maintain                                                           districts to buy school buses through the
                                                Weatherford Elementary                                                                        elementary art classrooms to meet                                                         libraries, fine arts                                                                    tional programs.                             we’ve had to send funds back to the
•   Construction of a new early childhood                                                 equity among schools.                                                                          issuance of bonds. This allows the district
                                                                                                                                              new TEKS standards.                                                                       programs, and                                                                                                                        state. This has been accomplished
    school.                                                                               • Plano East Senior High School -                                                              to capitalize a large expenditure and
                                                                                                                                            • Science facilities and equipment that                                                     lockers for PE                                                                                                                       through very conservative
                                                                                            science, kitchen and dining,
                                           What are “systems and compliance”
•   Construction of a new elementary                                                                                                          are up-to-date and meet safety             avoid paying an additional 30% of the          classes.                                                                                                                             budgeting and by staying below
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               “The Facilities and Technology

                                                                                            administrative offices
                                           capital improvements?                                                                                                                                                                                                             How will this election be
    school, middle school and high school, The $36.2 million included in the 2008                                                             standards and provide for the new          cost to recapture. The district has a need
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Task Force met for five months to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             the administrative cost ratio
                                                                                          • Vines High School - fine arts
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            affected by the “Robin Hood”
    all located in the eastern portion     bond program will address building                                                                 state science requirements.                for 60 new buses over the next four                                                                                                   study the needs of the district and           recommended by the state.
                                                                                            and science addition
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            provisions of the state
    of the school district.                facility needs at 47 locations that are not                                                      • Assistive technology devices for special   years and other capital needs                                                                                                         then prioritized a list to present
                                                                                          • Plano West Senior High School -
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            school finance plan?
                                            included in the 20-year major renovations.                                                        education students’ identified needs.      related to transportation,                                                         Debt service dollars are NOT subject to            to the Plano ISD Board of Trustees.
                                                                                            kitchen and dining
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             When do I vote?
                                            In some cases, work is combined for                                                             • Classroom computers in all middle          totaling $7.8 million.                                                             “Robin Hood,” so every cent raised through                                                       Voting information can
                                                                                          • Haggard Middle School -
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               We analyzed the need for new
                                            economy of scale or in response to imme-                                                          school mathematics classrooms to                                                                                                this bond election will be spent for Plano ISD                                                 be found on the back
                                                                                            fine arts addition
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               construction, facilities renovations,
                                            diate repair. Examples include replacing                                                           take advantage of new learning                                                                                                   students. In 2007-08, we anticipate sending                                                  of this newsletter.
                                                                                          • Plano Senior High School -
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               technology upgrades and curricu-
                                            roofs, carpet and air-conditioning equip-                                                                                                                                                                                               more than $81,424,979 million back
                                                                                            fine arts addition
                                            ment, updating fire alarm or energy                                                                                                                                                                                                      to the state through the recapture
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               lum enhancements, safety and

                                                                                                                                            Learning Environment
                                                                                          • Forman Elementary School -
                                            management systems and site improve-                                                                                                                                                                                                         provisions of “Robin Hood.”
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               security issues, and transportation.
                                                                                            classroom addition
                                            ments for parking or fire lanes.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   The task force feels that this bond
                                                                                          • Guinn Center - classrooms,                                                                                                                                                                                                         proposal reflects the excellence
                                                                                            kitchen and serving line
The school district has                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        in education that our citizens want
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               for our school children.”
reported the progress on promised                                                                                                                                           Plano ISD’s curriculum & technology needs grew out of the
and delivered bond projects to the community                                                                                                               intensive study of focus groups conducted among school faculty and staff,                                                                                           Phil Dyer, 2008 Bond Study Task Force Chair

regularly to confirm the commitment to spend funds as planned.                                                                                   students and parents that resulted in a state-approved technology plan for 2007-2010.

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