Applications to open Monday for seat on Plano ISD board of trustees

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An application period will open on Monday to replace a Plano ISD trustee who resigned in late November, the board of trustees has determined.

The Plano ISD board of trustees on Thursday approved the timeline and application document during a special called meeting. The district will accept applications through Jan. 3, and the board may vote to approve a candidate’s application as early as Jan. 16, Bender said.

Starting Monday, the application document will be available on the PISD website to residents who live in the boundaries of the district, Plano ISD spokesperson Lesley Range-Stanton said. The application will include a series of 26 questions and four qualifiers, which will include the applicant’s eligibility for the position, time availability, results from a background check and the applicant’s resume.

“We have developed a very comprehensive application that will help us to learn more about the candidates and their qualifications and their interest level and their experiences and what uniquely qualifies them to serve as a voice at the table in this body of seven,” Bender told reporters after the meeting.

Former Plano ISD trustee Greg Meyer left a vacancy on the board after resigning for “personal reasons,” according to his resignation letter dated Nov. 20 and addressed to Bender.

Myer declined a request for comment from Community Impact Newspaper regarding his resignation.

Trustees approved Myer’s resignation at a Nov. 28 work session—the same work session that they approved former Superintendent Brian Binggeli’s resignation. Bender, the board president, said the two resignations were unrelated.

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Gavin Pugh

Gavin got his chops as a reporter when he was editor-in-chief of the Baylor Lariat. He graduated with a degree in journalism from Baylor University and has since come on board as the reporter for Community Impact Newspaper's Plano edition. His beat includes transportation, Plano ISD and municipal government.

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