Plano ISD breaks ground on new Welcome and Enrollment Center

Plano officials and Board of Trustees members break ground on a new Welcome and Enrollment Center. Photo provided by Plano ISD.
The Welcome and Enrollment Center will provide services like family engagement, student services, health and wellness programs, and social services.

Today, the Plano ISD Board of Trustees joined district officials and city leaders to break ground on the new Plano ISD Welcome and Enrollment Center at 6210 Mapleshade Lane.

The new space will “provide Plano ISD families with enhanced wraparound services in multiple areas to promote student success in an efficient, caring and accessible manner strengthening family, school and community partnerships,” a press release said.

The Welcome and Enrollment Center will provide student services like enrollment, transfers and notarization of district documents; connection to community resources and counseling; family engagement; community and social serivces like a clothes closet, a food pantry, homelessness/families in transition support, mobile enrollment/education lab, diversity liaisons and health fairs; and health and wellness services like screening of immunization records for school enrollment and on-site immunizations for Plano ISD students that qualify.

“This center is a tangible expression of our belief that education extends far beyond the classroom,” said Plano ISD Superintendent Theresa Williams. “It is about creating an environment that addresses not only academic needs but also social and emotional aspects of a student’s life. This building represents a beacon of hope and a promise to our community–a promise that we will continue to innovate, invest and strive for excellence in providing the best possible educational experience for every child.”

The Welcome Center is expected to be completed in December 2024, according to the district, and will be the second Welcome and Enrollment Center in Plano ISD. The first is located at the Bird Center at 1300 19th St.

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