Monday, July 30, 2018

Announcement from the BISD Food and Nutrition Service

Dear Parents,

During the 2018-2019 school year, students will receive a free breakfast and lunch meal under "Community Eligibility Provision. "

A la carte menu items will also be available at a nominal price. The Food & Nutrition Service Department encourages students to take advantage of the free meals and low cost nutritious a la carte items.

The FNS Department is fully committed to implementing the USDA's School Meals Initiative and complying with the USDA Dietary Guidelines for Americans through a variety of meal planning approaches. Menus are planned to include a variety of well-balanced foods. Menu selections are designed to increase the consumption of grains, fruits, and vegetables, as well as other food sources rich in essential vitamins and minerals. The FNS Department shall continue to build upon the standard of quality that the community has come to expect and assure that the Dietary Guidelines are met.

Menus will be available at the cafeterias. Parents may contact Rosario Peña at the FNS Department regarding any concerns or questions on the program at 548-8450 or on the web at View the full press release.

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.