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Richard Matkin

Richard Matkin says after 40 years at Plano Independent School District, he’ll retire at the end of January, 2015. He’s been superintendent since 2012.

Here’s a link to his bio on the district’s web page.

Plano ISD

The Plano school district wants voters to approve a 13-cent property tax hike. Without it, the superintendent says the district must make serious cuts. A fiscal watchdog group, though, urges a “no” vote.

Plano ISD’s incoming superintendent, Richard Matkin, officially takes over next month. For eleven years, he was the Chief Financial Officer, then filled the interim role since February. KERA’s Bill Zeeble talked to Matkin about the challenges he faces at the increasingly diverse Plano ISD.