Plano Independent School District

  • Blogs

    February 6, 2012

    Ghost of "War on Christmas" Past Continues to Haunt Plano ISD as Judge Lets Case Live On

    ​This case has rattled through the halls of federal and appeals courts for eight years now -- the Ghost of War on Christmas Past, a moaning hydra who's been sliced, diced and now winnowed down to one remaining question on which a magistrate says three Plano families may proceed: In preventing ... More >>

  • Calendar

    June 2, 2011
  • Blogs

    May 25, 2011

    Still Arguing Plano ISD's "Candy Cane Case," This Time in Front of the Whole Fifth Circuit

    Doug Morgan, left, and son Jonathan, whose Jesus pencils lead to a lawsuit that's 8 years old and only getting older​Out of the blue today I got a call from somebody at the Liberty Institute, who said she was returning my message. "I guess you're calling about 'The Candy Cane Case,'" she said. Um ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 25, 2011

    Shorter School Year. Teacher Furloughs. That Won't Shrink DISD's Budget By $280 Million.

    The DISD super is doing his best to prepare teachers, parents and students for the very worst-case scenario.​While the Plano Independent School District is already preparing for a worst-case scenario and eliminating top-tier administrative positions, the Dallas Independent School District's board ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 28, 2010

    PISD Off: How Redistricting Fight Was Both a Look Back and a Preview of What's to Come

    ​This morning, The Wall Street Journal takes up the issue of newcomers filling up the Plano Independent School District -- specifically, "a flood of poor, minority students" whose entry into the district prompted the contentious fight over redistricting. The district voted on a feeder alignment pl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 3, 2009

    Remember the War on Christmas in Plano? The 5th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals Does.

    ​Speaking of old local cases involving schoolchildren sitting in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit ...On Tuesday, the court handed down an opinion in that years-old case involving a Plano Independent School District third-grader and other PISD-off kiddies told by district officials t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 3, 2009

    Yes, But Will DISD Kids Watch Obama?

    ​So, the Plano Independent School District has opted out of President Obama's speech to students on Tuesday, but what says the Dallas ISD? I asked Jon Dahlander, district spokesman, via e-mail this morning about the district's plans. While I was out of the office, he left the following message on ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 30, 2006

    Drumming Up Business

    I'm gonna go out on a limb and guess that Alec Lancaster is among the coolest kids in the Plano Independent School District. After all, how many other 14-year-olds do you know with an endorsement deal with a major drum manufacturer? None, unless you know Alec Lancaster. Turns out the drummer for tee ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 24, 2006

    Maybe PISD Does Love God After All. Or Maybe It Hates Lawsuits.

    Seems the Plano Independent School District was pretty surprised about Liberty Legal Institute's lawsuit, filed in U.S. District Court in Sherman on Monday, that claims the district is engaging in religious discrimination regarding its treatment of a Christian organization called Students Witnessing ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 20, 2006

    Apparently, Plano ISD Doesn't Like God

    As of about one hour ago, the Plano Independent School District is involved in two lawsuits claiming the district is violating its students' religious freedom. Well known is the case Morgan, et al. v. Plano Independent School District, which was filed in U.S. District Court in Sherman in 2004 after ... More >>

  • News

    August 12, 2004

    All the Rage

    A year after Taylor Hootons suicide, Plano West Senior High is still in denial about steroid abuse

  • News

    November 20, 2003

    Poll Axed

    Rate your teacher on your own time

  • Calendar

    October 29, 1998
  • News

    August 20, 1998

    Bus rout

    Plano parents are up in arms over their school district's new busing policy

  • News

    October 16, 1997

    Paving paradise

    Defenders of the simple life in east Plano fight an uphill battle against a developer's bulldozers