Dr. Gary Plano, Superintendent of Schools
Dr. Gary Plano
In this season of thanks, the Mercer Island School District and I have a great deal to be thankful for. Thank you to the Mercer Island Schools Foundation and for our schools' PTAs for the tireless work you do to support the district and thank you to all of the community members who give generously for our deserving students.
The Mercer Island Schools Foundation
and PTAs have provided invaluable funding for the district targeting specific staffing and educational program needs. In the 2012-13 academic year that included more than $1.5 million is financial support from the foundation and more than $575,000 from the PTAs – all during a period of time that the district is getting comparatively less support from the state of Washington.
On Dec. 9 please join school district staff and the architectural teams leading the design and development efforts of the overcrowding solutions that are in the upcoming bond for a listening session on sustainability practices
. The discussion will take place at Islander Middle School from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. and focus on Mercer Island community values around sustainability in new and modernized district facilities.
Cherish your time with family and friends and please have a safe holiday season.
Gary Plano, Ed. D.