PISD can now pursue superintendent search

by | Feb 1, 2018 | Education

From Staff Reports

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With a vacancy on the board of trustees filled, Plano Independent School District can start a search for a new superintendent.

PISD Superintendent Brian Binggeli gave notice to the board of his resignation in November after about two and a half years on the job, citing differing leadership philosophies. His resignation officially became effective on Jan. 31 when as he used up accumulated personal leave.

Deputy Superintendent Sara Bonser has been serving as interim superintendent for the school district.

At the same time Binggeli submitted his resignation, Trustee Greg Meyer stepped down from the post he had held for about six months, citing personal reasons. In January, the PISD board appointed Jeri Chambers to fill Meyer’s seat until an election can be held to fill the position.

PISD Executive Director for Communications reported that the trustees wanted to fill the board vacancy before starting the superintendent search.

When Binggeli was hired, the district contracted with a search firm to seek applications from throughout the country. Before starting the search, the firm held public forums and sought input as to what citizens wanted in a superintendent.

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