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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
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 • • •
vatio – Employee Child Care Center of $490,000,000 for the construction,
Hedgcoxe • • •
on time and within budget, the
• • •
r Re plian renovation, acquisition and equipment
(purchased; anticipated opening
Hightower • • •
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 • • •
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 • • •
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 www.pisd.edu.
Skaggs • • •
Cox Building • •
Stinson • • •
Kimbrough Stadium • •
El contenido de este boletín está disponible en español por Internet, en www.pisd.edu.
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 • •
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 (www.pisd.edu/2008bond) 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
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
Website - www.pisd.edu 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 - firstname.lastname@example.org
Plano ISD Administration Center, Richardson Police Sub-station 2003 E. Renner Road Richardson 75082 78, 110
eNews - elist.pisd.edu The contents of this
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 www.pisd.edu.
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 www.pisd.edu.
Join Plano ISD's free eNews listserv at elist.pisd.edu to receive e-mail updates from Dr. Otto and our schools.
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.
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
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
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
• Forman Elementary School -
management systems and site improve- provisions of “Robin Hood.”
security issues, and transportation.
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.