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Khalid is married with three children, all of whom have gone through the PISD schools from Kindergarten to 12th grade. His youngest son is about to complete a dual high school and college program at Richland College. Right from the start, when his first child began attending elementary school in PISD, Khalid has been concerned about the psychological well-being of children that come from different cultures and backgrounds. He gave his first presentation as a parent on diversity sensitivity to the staff of Schell Elementary when his children first joined the newly opened school. The presentation was so successful that other PISD schools in the area started inviting him to do the presentation for their staff as well. This led to his appointment to the PISD Diversity Advisory Committee in 2007, where he served for 2 years. More recently, he has been serving on the PISD Career and Technology Committee. He was also appointed by the City of Plano to the 2020 Census Complete Count Committee. Additionally, he has volunteered as a judge in robotics competitions at Williams High School and served as a youth coordinator for East Plano Islamic Center (EPIC). Khalid has always had a passion for working with the youth and ensuring that they feel comfortable expressing themselves everywhere, including in their academic environments.
Khalid Ishaq graduated with a Bachelors of Science in Computer Science and Management from the University of Central Oklahoma and then a Masters of Science in Software Engineering from Southern Methodist University (SMU). He has lived in the Dallas area for over 28 years, in the Plano Independent School District (PISD) district for 18 years, and in the city of Plano for over 13 years. He has worked professionally in the technology industry working for many Fortune 500 companies including Verizon, GameStop, Neiman Marcus, and more recently, with AT&T. He has extensive experience leading large teams and has developed technology solutions that have generated millions of dollars in revenue.
Khalid has always been interested in education and decided to teach very early on in his career. For the past 28 years, he has held the position of Adjunct Professor at many universities, including Richland College, Devry, Strayer, SMU and Boston University.
Khalid has always been a very involved member in his community. He serves on the Home Owners Association (HOA) for the Fairfield of Plano and is also an advisor to the Rohingya Refugee Community, advising and helping over 200 Rohingya families that arrive in Dallas following the horrific conditions that they experience in Myanmar. He has also served on the Board of Directors for the East Plano Islamic Center, which has a membership of over 2000 families.
Khalid is planning for an ambitious term where he hopes to provide opportunity for all.
He plans to address financial issues by reviewing the balanced budget in order to ensure that PISD is spending within their means. He wants to cap and reduce our property tax rates as home values are on the rise, and wants transparency in how the board and state government spends our tax money.
Khalid believes that increased parental involvement, early childhood learning classes, and organized after-school care will create a safe and healthy environment for our children.
The PISD education needs to better prepare our students for the future. Students will feel college-bound if they are allowed more options for dual credit classes that fulfill high school graduation requirements and count as college credit at the same time. For students who are not immediately ready for college, our high schools should offer certification classes that can prepare them for jobs.
Treasurer - Hana Ishaq
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