Plano ISD trustees outline procedure, timeline for hiring new superintendent

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A new Plano ISD superintendent could be identified as early as March 6.

After the resignation of former superintendent Brian Binggeli, the next steps in hiring a new superintendent came into focus after the Plano ISD board of trustees’ meeting Tuesday. The board approved the procedure and timeline for hiring the next superintendent after deliberating in closed session.

The timeline and procedure outlined by board President Missy Bender is as follows:

  • Feb. 7: Position for superintendent posted internally for 10 calendar days starting Feb. 7
  • Feb. 20: The board will review the applications and select applicants to interview.
  • Feb. 21: In closed session, the board will interview candidates and discuss further necessary action.
  • March 6: if a candidate is identified, the board will be name the finalist. Otherwise, an external search will begin.

The superintendent position was originally vacated when Binggeli, the former PISD superintendent, resigned in November 2017.

PISD cited “differing leadership philosophies” at a Nov. 28 meeting as a reason for why Binggeli stepped down from his position.

Sara Bonser, the interim deputy superintendent at the time of Binggeli’s resignation, assumed the role as interim superintendent until a finalist is identified.

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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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