Tuesday, July 17, 2018

STAAR results are now available to view.

The STAAR results for the Retest taken in June by 5th and 8th grade students are available through the Student Portal on the Texas Education Agency website. From the TEA homepage go to “Student Testing and Accountability”, then under Testing “Student Assessment Overview”, then again under Testing “Texas Assessment Management System.” The STAAR results for the Retest are also available at BISD’s – Assessment, Research, and Evaluation Department, 708 Palm Blvd., Suite 210, 956-554-2806. You can also view the website here for test results.

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

BISD Receives Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act Grant

Brownsville Independent School District is proud to announce that it has once again been awarded the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) grant to carry on with the Adult Continuing Education program for the 2018-2019 school year. The WIOA grant is provided through the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) to 28 different Adult Education and Literacy (AEL) organizations throughout Texas. TWC held a competition to apply for the funding and awarded BISD $1,569,625 to serve adults in Cameron County who are in need of basic education. The grant award is guaranteed for two years and renewable for five years in total. The funds BISD will receive come from the Adult Education and Family Literacy Act (AEFLA), which are comprised of Federal, State, Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), EL Civics, and Professional Development. View the media release.

Changes to BISD Board

Mr. Cesar Lopez recently announced that he is stepping down as President of the Board of Trustees. Mr. Lopez was first appointed to the board in 2013 and was then elected to a four-year term in November of 2014. He has been the Board President for one year and six months and has dutifully served in various committees. In keeping with district policy, Mr. Carlos A. Elizondo assumed the duties of President of the Board.

Thursday, June 28, 2018

Dear BISD Classified Employees:

The Board of Trustees would like to thank you for your continued service to Brownsville Independent School District.  For the 2018-2019 school year, the Board has approved a pay increase of 4% off the midpoint for the following salary pay grades:  Clerical Administrative, Manual Trades, Technical Specialized and Instructional Support.  Please see below pay period beginning dates in which the pay increase will be reflected on the employee paycheck for the 2018-2019 school year:

Pay Period Beginning
220/226 Classified - Monthly Hourly
July 25, 2018
260 Manual Technical Bi-Weekly Positions
July 27, 2018
198 Manual Technical Bi-Weekly Positions
September 7, 2018

In order for an employee to be eligible for the 2018-2019 school year pay increase, an employee must have been employed 90 days or more in the 2017-2018 school year.

Monday, June 25, 2018

Free Health Services: Operation Lone Star

Operation Lone Star 2018 will be held in Brownsville on Monday, July 23-Thursday, July 26 from 8 am to 4 pm and Friday, July 28 from 8 am to 2 pm at Rivera ECHS, 6955 FM 802. Operation Lone Star brings FREE medical services to communities with help from local service groups and volunteers. Services included immunizations for children, diabetic screening, blood pressure screening, hearing and vision screening, sports physicals, dental services and vision exams for prescription glasses for adults and children. View the flyer in English/Spanish and a Bilingual flyer.

Friday, June 15, 2018

City Accepting Applications for Brownsville Youth Advisory Council

Interim City Manager Michael L. Lopez announced today, the Brownsville Youth Advisory Council is now accepting applications for the 2018-2019 year. Applications may be submitted starting Friday, June 15, through Sunday, July 15, 2018. The Brownsville Youth Advisory Council was established to engage the youth of Brownsville to identify, assist, and advocate for public interest projects.

Additionally, the Brownsville Youth Council will assist City staff the development of youth programs. “The City of Brownsville is proud to offer this opportunity to the youth in our community for the second consecutive year,” said Interim City Manager Michael L. Lopez. “Civic engagement is essential to the development of leadership skills. We look forward to working with students”.

Incoming high school juniors and seniors may submit applications to the following link: https://www.cob.us/

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