PLANO INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT
Stimulus funds for this award are to be used for the Plano ISD Head Start program, which serves pre-kindergarten children and their families. A portion of the funds will be used to pay overtime salaries to help test children and register families into the program at the beginning of the year. Also, funding will allow more staff for supervision during field trips and additional staff hours to work with children who have shown difficult behaviors. Quality improvement is another area in which funding will be used by providing conferences and workshops for staff and parents, and purchasing technology needs and outdoor equipment. Training includes a child/parent relationship program, literacy enhancement program, Math and Science enhancement through Strong Fathers, Parent ESL classes and Ready Body Learning Minds program.