December 6, 2017

Register today for the Inaugural Wildcat Run!

Besteiro Middle School is proud to announce its inaugural Wildcat Run, with a 5K or a 1-mile run/walk option. The event is scheduled for Saturday, January 20, 2018. Click here to register today.

December 5, 2017

BISD Superintendent nominated for 2017 RGV Citizen of the Year Award

Dr. Esperanza Zendejas, BISD Superintendent of Schools, was nominated for 2017 RGV Citizen of the Year Award. You can read the nomination by clicking on this link.

November 13, 2017

Enroll in the Employee Sick Leave Bank

The BISD Human Resources Department has announced the enrollment period for the Employee Sick Leave Bank, October 1-31, 2017. If a BISD employee or family member has a catastrophic illness, the employee may withdraw days from the bank. New members must complete an application form and have one local day to contribute. Enrollment is automatic for current members. A form must be completed to discontinue membership in the Employee Sick Leave Bank. For more information, call (956) 548-8051 or 548-8031. Download the flyer and application here.

October 30, 2017

District of Innovation Update

At a special called meeting, the District-wide Education Improvement Council (DEIC) of the Brownsville Independent School District (BISD) voted by a margin of 38-12 to submit the District of Innovation (DOI) Plan to the BISD Board of Trustees. The BISD District of Innovation Plan will be posted on the BISD website for at least 30 days. If approved by the BISD Board of Trustees, the DOI Plan will allow the BISD to propose a calendar whereby school may begin before the state mandated last Monday of August. During the regular school board meeting to be held on November 7, 2017, the BISD Board of Trustees will be asked to approve the District of Innovation Plan with a final vote requiring a 2/3 majority. In the event, the Board of Trustees approves the District of Innovation Plan, a copy will be provided to the Texas Education Agency for posting on its website. View the District of Innovation (DOI) Timeline and Plan.

October 11, 2017

Get Your Santa & Friends Tickets

The BISD Fine Arts Department will present its annual Santa & Friends Program on November 29-December 1, 2017, at the Central Administrative Building (CAB) Theatre. Tickets go on sale October 30 and are $7 cash only. Children 2 and under are free. There is a limit of 9 tickets per person. Tickets must be purchased at the Fine Arts Department located at 708 Palm Boulevard. Call (956) 982-3730 for more information. Toy donations to the Annual Superintendent’s Holiday Toy Drive are welcome. View the poster for more information.

October 9, 2017

BISD Teacher Named CATCH Champ

The CATCH Global Foundation named Julian Salinas, a physical education teacher at Castañeda Elementary School, as a CATCH Champion of 2017 for his outstanding efforts to create an active and healthy environment for the children of Texas. Mr. Salinas is one of six CATCH Champions of 2017 at the school, district and community level across the state of Texas. The Coordinated Approach To Child Health (CATCH) Program aims to impact the healthy-living messaging children receive in physical education, the lunchroom, the classroom and at home to improve and sustain their health. Mr. Salinas will be recognized in a ceremony on November 30, 2017, in Ft. Worth.

BISD is Open for Columbus Day

All BISD campuses and offices will be open on Columbus Day, Monday, October 9.