October  22, 2009

BISD Web LinkThe Communications Department produces the employee newsletter "e-nlightened" each week so that staff can keep in touch with what is going on across the district. E-mail your pictures and a brief description to Communications and we will include them as space permits. 

Board of Trustees Meeting Summary

Board0910The Board of Trustees met in regular session on Thursday, October 22. The following link will provide you a summary of actions taken at their meeting.
Oversight LogoBISD 2006 Bond Projects Complete 
Today, BISD's Bond Oversight Committee met with the board of trustees to present their final report on the 2006 bond program. In the committee's summary, they commend the Birdville ISD board, administration, and staff for completing all projects promised to the voters of BISD, on time and within the resources available for construction projects without utilizing operational monies of the district or costing taxpayers additional money.

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Teacher Retirement Message
As is common this time of the year, we (TRS) are receiving a volume of telephone calls concerning the member's annual statement of account.  TRS is not able to return all calls the same day received. 
Annual statements are a snapshot of the member's account at the time of TRS year-end close; therefore, a corrected annual statement can never be created.
At the time of retirement, salaries will be properly moved to the correct year; therefore, the member's retirement estimate will be correct.

  If a member insists their account be corrected, they may request a correction in writing. 
Even if the account is corrected, the member WILL NOT RECEIVE A CORRECTED ANNUAL STATEMENT.
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Birdville Education Foundation Fundraiser

The Birdville Education Foundation has arranged a special fundraiser with Rosa's at 2200 Precinct Line Road in Hurst. Beginning Wednesday, Nov. 4, Rosa's will donate 15 percent of each BISD staff members ticket to the Foundation.

  • The promotion is good every Wednesday through May 26, 2010.
  • This promotion is for BISD staff only.
  • Rosa's will track all purchases - lunch, dinner, drive thru - and donate 15 percent of all purchases on that day not including tax to the Foundation.
  • Mention the BISD Education Foundation and show your BISD identification.  
The Birdville Education Foundation supports innovative learning and promote educational excellence by securing funding through public and private partnerships.

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Birdville High Theater Department Presentation
Updated BHS LogoBirdville High School's theater department will present "The Triangle Factory Fire Project" at 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 29, 31 and Nov. 2. Tickets are $5 for students and $8 for adults. Faculty receive a free ticket. For information, call 817.547.8000. For information on the story behind the show and the historical fire, see the BHS Theater Web site  or e-mail
BAEOP Scholarship Fundraiser
Great buys for holiday baking needs & gift-giving. Proceeds benefit BISD seniors through the BAEOP scholarship program. Order deadline is October 27.
2009-2010 Grant Application Guidelines
Birdville Education FoundationPurpose:
The Birdville Education Foundation has established a Grant Award Program.  The grants are to be used to fund innovative programs in which budgeted dollars are not available or for other areas that will enhance educational opportunities and results for Birdville students.
Persons eligible to apply for grants:
Individuals or teams who are employed by Birdville ISD and are involved in the direct instruction of students are eligible to apply for grants.  Teachers may apply for up to three individual grants per year.
Deadline:  Nov. 20
Major Cheney Elementary at South Birdville Dedication Event


Upcoming Events

Red Ribbon Week
October 23-31
Major Cheney Elementary at South Birdville
Dedication Event
November 2, 4-5 p.m.
College & Career Night
November 2, 6-8 p.m.
Thanksgiving Holiday
November 25-27