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.

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