Plano ISD superintendent, board member resign

- Details behind the sudden resignations of Plano ISD'S superintendent and a board member remain unclear.

During a school board meeting Tuesday night, Dr. Brian Binggeli brushed off questions from reporters on his departure after just two and a half years on the job.

The board maintained its secrecy about the joint agreement that makes the resignation effective Jan. 31 and allows Binggeli to begin pursuing other job opportunities immediately.

The board named Sarah Bonser as interim superintendent.  She was hired last spring as deputy superintendent. She previously worked at Rockwall ISD and before that worked in Plano ISD for 19 years.

One parent at the meeting said Bonser's hiring leads her to believe something was happening behind the scenes.

"I've actually thought something had been going on when they hired the deputy superintendent back in May," said Amy Rattleff.

Other parents were baffled by the sudden departure and disappointed there wasn't more explanation for it.

"I asked Brian when he came down from the stage, 'Are you getting a job someplace else?' And he said, 'Not yet,'" said John Stsafford.

Adding to the mystery, the board accepted the resignation of fellow board member Greg Myer, who's only been on the job for a few months. Myer cited "personal reasons" in a letter to the board.

The district insists the two resignations are related only by timing.

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