Bill Woody

Former Plano School District #88 Supt. Bill Woody (file photo)

Plano School District #88 will hold a dedication ceremony later this month for their administration office after a former superintendent who passed away in 2016.

A dedication ceremony honoring former superintendent William "Bill" Woody will take place on Monday, Aug. 19 at 6:00 p.m. at Centennial School.

At the ceremony, the Board of Education will unveil a plaque that will be place in the vestibule of the administration office to honor Woody's work.

As WSPY has previously reported, Woody served in the Plano school district at various times between 1974 and 1984 before leaving and later returning. He will be remembered for his service as a teacher, counselor, principal and superintendent within the district.

Woody left for a period of time to become the principal at a school in Crookston, Minnesota and then Superintendent of Schools in Serena.

Woody returned to Plano as Superintendent of Schools, serving from 1992-1997 and then again from 2001-2007.

According to Plano Administrative Asst. Kathy Benoit, former school board member Scott Flynn, who served under Woody's tenure, approached the school board in Jun. 2019 with a request that the district honor Woody.

The honor is in recognition of a career of commitment to the Plano School District students, staff and community and a vision to partner with Indian Valley Vocational Center who had building trades students construct the administrative building in 2005.

Prior to 2005, the district office was housed in the Larson-Nelson funeral home on W. South St. or amid various schools buildings and Mr. Woody felt it would be more fiscally responsible to build a building on district-owned property, formerly the Bingaman Building which was demolished in 2004.