Thursday, January 14, 2021

BISD Cancels 2021 Charro Days Activities

Brownsville, Texas – January 14, 2021 – The Brownsville Independent School District (BISD) announces today that in the best interest of the community’s health and well-being, the 2021 BISD’s Charro Days activities have been cancelled.

 “After speaking with Charro Days Fiesta, local community health officials, and the continuing rise of positive COVID-19 cases, we have also decided to cancel all 2021 Charro Days activities that BISD hosts and plans for this upcoming school year,” said Dr. René Gutiérrez, superintendent of schools of Brownsville Independent School District. “The safety and well-being of our students, faculty, and staff are our number one priority and we cannot compromise their health during these difficult times. We appreciate our community’s understanding and continued support.”

BISD annually hosts the Fiesta Folklorica at Sams Memorial Stadium on Monday and the Children’s Parade on Thursday. The district provides support to Charro Days Fiesta’s mission of celebrating the spirit of two cultures between border towns of Brownsville and Matamoros. 

Since the beginning, BISD has played a significant role in the Charro Days activities honoring traditions of binational friendships with rich culture and heritage. BISD looks forward in working with Charro Days Fiesta to keep the tradition and spirit alive. 

For more information, contact the Brownsville Independent School District at 956.548.8000.

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About Brownsville Independent School District: Established in 1915, The Brownsville Independent School District is a public school district whose mission is to graduate students who are prepared to excel in higher education and successfully pursue career opportunities in a changing global society by maximizing resources to ensure equitable opportunities for all students. Recognized for its top rated performance through the Texas Education Agency, the Brownsville Independent School District is the largest employer in the Rio Grande Valley with 54 schools, 6,458 employees, and 43,028 students. The Brownsville Independent School District provides a broad selection of academic activities and programs for all students that range from Early College High Schools to support programs for students with special needs. Thanks to the support of the local community, the Brownsville Independent School District is The Best Choice with a graduation rate of 93%. For more information, visit www.bisd.us.


Monday, January 11, 2021

A Message from BISD

Dear Parents/Guardians: 

Due to inclement weather, BISD continues to focus on your child’s health, safety, and well-being.

The following three options are available for tomorrow – Monday, January 11, 2021: 
1.) Your child may ride the bus as scheduled. The bus route in the morning will run its regular schedule. However, flexibility will be permitted. 
2.) Parents may choose to bring their child to school by 9 a.m. so that he/she may be counted present. 
3.) Parents have the option to choose distance learning instead of face-to-face instruction. 

We thank you for you cooperation, patience, and continued support. 

Thank you,
Brownsville Independent School District

Tuesday, January 5, 2021

BISD Welcomes you Back to School

BISD launches Recycling Campaign, Recycling Matters at BISD

Brownsville, Texas – January 5, 2021 – The Brownsville Independent School District (BISD) announces today the launch of a new campaign for recycling, Recycling Matters at BISD. The campaign will become a focal point to demonstrate BISD’s commitment to recycle throughout the year and minimize non-hazardous waste.

Recycling is just one part of a much larger program of activities through which the district takes an increasingly active role to further understanding and preservation of the environment in the years to come.

“At BISD we need to think about our future by reducing, reusing, and recycling,” said Dr. René Gutiérrez, superintendent of schools of Brownsville Independent School District. “Nearly 75% of school materials are recyclable and by encouraging the participation of the BISD employees and the community, we will accomplish a better place to live.”

BISD’s main goal is to establish a commingled recycling program district-wide that will raise awareness on the 3-R’s: Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle. In December 2020, 63 recycling containers were provided and delivered to campuses and facilities throughout the district by Redfish Recycling.

Other goals include that BISD will provide educational videos and training to all employees, encourage participation in recycling and waste management, and encourage the participation of the community through partnerships and collaborations to achieve Recycling Matters at BISD.

For more information, contact the Brownsville Independent School District at 956.548.8000.

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About Brownsville Independent School District: Established in 1915, The Brownsville Independent School District is a public school district whose mission is to graduate students who are prepared to excel in higher education and successfully pursue career opportunities in a changing global society by maximizing resources to ensure equitable opportunities for all students. Recognized for its top rated performance through the Texas Education Agency, the Brownsville Independent School District is the largest employer in the Rio Grande Valley with 54 schools, 6,458 employees, and 43,028 students. The Brownsville Independent School District provides a broad selection of academic activities and programs for all students that range from Early College High Schools to support programs for students with special needs. Thanks to the support of the local community, the Brownsville Independent School District is The Best Choice with a graduation rate of 93%. For more information, visit www.bisd.us. 

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