City of Plano pitches $500,000 toward COVID-19 prevention in Plano ISD

The city of Plano is allocating $500,000 of its funding from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act to Plano ISD for custodial items and personal protective equipment. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
The city of Plano is allocating $500,000 of its funding from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act to Plano ISD for custodial items and personal protective equipment. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

The city of Plano is allocating $500,000 of its funding from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act to Plano ISD for custodial items and personal protective equipment. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

The city of Plano is allocating $500,000 of its funding from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act to Plano ISD for custodial items and personal protective equipment.

The city and the district entered into an agreement at an Oct. 20 board of trustees work session. PISD can put the money toward items purchased in these categories since May 20, Chief Financial Officer Randy McDowell said.


The district has spent roughly $275,000 on cleaning and sanitation items and $550,000 on desk shields for students and staff, McDowell said.

The city is one of only a handful in the state giving to its school districts in this way, Superintendent Sara Bonser said. Frisco and Lewisville ISDs, parts of which fall into Plano, will also get a piece of the city's CARES Act funding.

“What the city of Plano has done has set them apart from many other cities and counties,” she said. “We are one of the very few who are benefiting in this manner.”
By Makenzie Plusnick
Makenzie graduated from Tarleton State University in 2019 with a degree in communications. While in school, she interned at the Weatherford Democrat and was editor of Texan News Service, a news outlet at Tarleton. She enjoys true crime podcasts, riding horses, and spending time with her dog.


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