Plano ISD to offer Leadership and Ambassador Program to community

Plano ISD Administration Building.
Plano ISD plans to offer a new Leadership and Ambassador Program to community members in the fall. (Community Impact Newspaper staff)

Plano ISD plans to offer a new Leadership and Ambassador Program to community members in the fall. (Community Impact Newspaper staff)

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Plano ISD plans to offer a new Leadership and Ambassador Program to community members in the fall. (Community Impact Newspaper staff)
Plano ISD will offer community members the chance to take part in a Leadership and Ambassador Program during the 2021-22 school year.

The new leadership program is designed to give participants an overview of the district with the goal of creating a community of informed leaders, according to a PISD news release. The program is open to parents, members of the Plano area business community and those interested in gaining insight into what is happening in the district. Superintendent Sara Bonser said PISD parents and community members regularly step up when needed.


"Cultivating and embracing community engagement is a key component of the district’s Strategic Plan, and we look forward to providing this opportunity as an avenue of expanded civic engagement in Plano ISD,” Bonser said in a statement.

The program will consist of five daytime sessions and a graduation in May 2022, according to the release. The daytime sessions are scheduled for 9 a.m.-1 p.m. on Sept. 16, Oct. 14 and Nov. 11 in 2021, and Jan. 27 and March 24 in 2022. The graduation recognition and reception is set for 5-7 p.m. May 19, 2022.

Applications for the program, which can be completed here, are due by June 10. For more information, contact Brittnea Ussery, PISD assistant director for community engagement and events, at 469-752-8144 or [email protected]
By William C. Wadsack
William C. Wadsack is the senior reporter for the Plano and Richardson editions of Community Impact Newspaper. He previously served as managing editor of several daily and weekly publications in North Texas and his native state of Louisiana before joining Community Impact Newspaper in 2019.


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