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:

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Summer Fun for BISD Students

The BISD Athletic Department has released the 2018 summer recreation schedule for BISD students. For more information, call (956)548-8261. View the schedule.

Friday, June 8, 2018

Read with Me Summer Program at Pullam Elementary

Incoming second graders for the 2018-2019 school year at Mittie A. Pullam Elementary are exploring the iPads they will take for a summer reading program. Students are scouring through over 20,000 high-interest books that accommodate for different levels of reading. Students who are emergent readers have an option to have the book read to them, while students who are on grade level or above can advance at an independent pace.

These iPads are part of an initiative for 1:1 Blended Learning in STEAM Academies. STEAM is an acronym that describes an interdisciplinary approach that encompasses science, technology, engineering, arts, and math. Six campuses will serve as the first cohort to rollout STEAM through blended learning using flexible seating, project-based learning, and coding, with 1:1 iPads and the use of digital portfolios. Quality instruction will be offered through high levels of technology integration such as Modification and Redefinition through the SAMR model, while cross-referencing the T-PACK model, P21 Framework’s 4Cs, and iNACOL Blended Learning Teacher Competency Framework. The instructional design is rooted in the ISTE standards, College and Career Readiness Standards, and Social-Emotional Learning standards. View the video.