Plano School Coalition Announces Endorsements

3 Apr

The Plano School Coalition (PSC) today announced candidate endorsements for the Plano ISD Board of Trustees. Endorsed candidates include

Allan Bird, PSC chair and former School Board President, said that the endorsements evolved from an exhaustive and thorough evaluation of the candidates. The analysis focused on four major areas of interest: Academics and Equity, Community Engagement, Knowledge of School Finance, and Understanding of Board Governance.

The evaluation process included a comprehensive review of the responses to a questionnaire; in-depth candidate interviews; review of minutes and videotapes of school board meetings; review of positions posted on candidates’ Websites; and voting records of incumbents. To review the Plano School Coalition’s Candidate Report Card Analysis, click  Candidate Report Card . According to Bird, “These endorsements are based purely on objective criteria. The candidates were not selected based on political philosophy or partisan politics.”

Mary Beth King, a leading member of the Coalition and former School Board President, said, “The members of the Coalition have combined hundreds of years of service to the Plano school district and community. They have undertaken this effort based on their dedication to the continued improvement of the schools and their commitment to the children of Plano ISD.”

Endorsed candidates will receive PSC support through communication to its mailing list and campaign advice.  Members of the Coalition may also provide financial support to the candidates.

The mission of the Plano School Coalition is to ensure sustained, high quality education for all Plano ISD students through citizen engagement and support of outstanding candidates for the Board of Trustees. The Coalition seeks to elect a school board consisting of independent individuals who share a vision for excellence in education.

The Coalition, open to any Plano resident committed to PISD and the Coalition’s mission, includes former school board members, former and current district staff members, parents and other community members all committed to one agenda: Helping Plano ISD be the best it can be under strong leadership.

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