June 23, 2011

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2011-12 Board of Trustees  


Board of Trustees Meeting Summary


The Board of Trustees met in regular session on Thursday, June 23.  The following link will provide you a summary of actions taken at their meeting.  


>View June 23, 2011 e-review

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Board Approves Two Administrative Appointments


At their regular board meeting, the Birdville ISD Board of Trustees approved the appointment of Joseph W. Cammarata as associate superintendent for staff and student services and Clarence Simmons as principal of Haltom High School. Cammarata will replace Jay Thompson, Ph.D., who is retiring from BISD on June 30 after 42 years of service, and Simmons will replace Mike Jasso, who took a similar position in Coppell ISD.


Cammarata has worked in education for more than 25 years. He began his career in 1986 as a teacher in Houston ISD. He then moved to Huntsville ISD where he worked 12 years, first as a teacher and then assistant principal. Cammarata was a junior high and high school principal from 2004-09 in Katy ISD. Most recently, he served as associate superintendent of human resources and administrative services for Forney ISD.


He received his bachelor's degree from Sam Houston State University in 1986 and his master's degree from Sam Houston State University in 1995. He holds a mid-management certification and is currently pursuing his superintendent certification at the University of Texas in Tyler.


Simmons began his career in 1986 as a teacher in Temple ISD. He then moved to Burnet ISD where he worked five years, first as an assistant principal and then principal. Simmons served in Williamsville, NY as assistant principal from 1997-99 at Williamsville North High School and as principal at Williamsville South High School from 1999-2008. Most recently, he served as principal at Waco High School.


He earned his bachelor's degree from West Texas State University and master's degree from Southwest Texas State University.


Both Cammarata and Simmons will begin in BISD in July.


In This Issue
*Resignation Deadline
*Football Season Tickets for 2011

Upcoming Events

Independence Day
July 4


Online Registration Begins
July 25


First Day of School

August 22

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Resignation Deadline

The last date for resignation for contract personnel is "not later than the 45th day before the first day of instruction of the following school year." The first day of instruction for 2011 - 2012 is August 22, 2011; therefore, the last day for all contract personnel to resign is July 7, 2011. 



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  BISD football season tickets for 2011 are on sale from July 6 through Aug. 12 at the Fine Arts/Athletics Complex. Season ticket packets for Haltom and Richland high schools are $42 each, and Birdville High is $35. Renewal for current season ticket holders from the 2010 season is open through July 1. For information, call 817-547-5820.