A detailed plan to move Plano ISD into the next five to 10 years was presented to trustees at the April 18 school board meeting.

Dalane Bouillion of VLK Architects outlined key components of the proposed strategic road map, which covers areas such as teaching and learning; life readiness; staff talent acquisition; a culture of community, safety and wellness; and partnerships and resources.

The report is based on input from focus groups, staff members and community members.

Some of the major proposals under teaching and learning include:
  • Redesign of the K-12 mathematics program pathways
  • Additional magnet and academy options
  • International Baccalaureate programs at middle schools
  • Expanded opportunities for bilingual services
  • A reading academy to provide strategies for literacy instruction in kindergarten through third grade
  • A digital learning plan that outlines expectations for technology use, including digital citizenship
  • Defined campus systems and processes for special education services
Trustees will further study the recommendations during a workshop session April 19 at 6 p.m. in the Administration Building boardroom, 2700 W. 15th St., Plano.

After the school board reviews and discusses the report, it will begin setting priorities.

Board President David Stolle noted the document serves as a guideline and may be updated as needed.