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May 24, 2012

In This Issue
Dates to Remember
Featured Article
Board of Trustees Meeting Summary
2012-13 Salary Information
End-of-Year Reminder
Technology End-of-Year Procedures
Summer Hours

BISD offices will be closed Monday,
May 28 in observance of Memorial Day.

Birdville ISD's
Student and Teacher Appreciation Night at the Ballpark in Arlington
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Join us for Birdville ISD's student and teacher appreciation night at the Ballpark in Arlington.


Tuesday, May 29  

7:05 p.m.


Dates to Remember
Quick Links
Board of Trustees Meeting Summary
2011-12 Board of Trustees
The Board of Trustees met in regular session on Thursday,

May 24. The following link will provide you a summary of actions taken at their meeting.    


> View May 24, 2012 e-review 


> View Trustee Webpage


2012-13 Salary Information

Dear BISD staff,


Each year, the administration and board of trustees have the immense task of developing a budget that addresses the needs of the district as well as developing a compensation plan that is fair, while staying competitive with our neighboring districts. We have been able to do this despite being one of the lowest funded districts in Tarrant County.


In 2011, the Legislature faced a major shortfall in tax revenue causing them to significantly impact the way Texas funds public schools. Because of this, BISD, like every other district across the state, received reduced funds for the 2011-12 and 2012-13 school years. Therefore, BISD was not able to provide pay raises or step salary increases for staff for the 2011-12 school year.


The board of trustees and administration is committed to using a portion of the fund balance (savings account) to provide some much needed assistance on the campus level along with a supplement for all staff.


In appreciation to all staff, the board of trustees has approved a onetime $450 supplement for every staff member with the following guidelines:


  • Half of the supplement will be included in the November 2012 paycheck, and half will be awarded in the May 2013 paycheck.  
  • In order to qualify for the supplement, an employee must be employed by the district prior to July 1, 2012 and must remain on the district payroll through the November 2012 and May 2013 paydays respectively.


The board of trustees and administration appreciate each of you and your service to the children of Birdville. It is because of this, they have committed funds for the above supplement as well as much needed resources for our campuses.


Thank you for all you do for our students and our community,


Dr. Darrell G. Brown



End-of-Year Reminder
09-22-11  BAEOP Fundraiser itemPlease make sure phone messages reflect information about the district's summer hours.

Campus principals need to verify that campus voice mail messages are kept updated and reflect pertinent information for your campus.

Below are sample voice mail messages you may use:

This is the main switchboard SUMMER message (records on the Alternate message):
You have reached the Birdville Independent School District. Our summer office hours are 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday thru Thursdays, and we will be closed on Fridays through August 3. If you have reached this message during our office hours, we are currently assisting other callers. Please leave your name and number and we will return your call. Thank you.

Thank you for calling the Birdville Independent School District. Our offices are currently closed. Our summer office hours are 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and we are closed on Fridays through
August 3.

Technology End-of-Year Procedures
The 2011-12 end-of-year technology procedures are available on the TIMS website. The procedures include documents and videos on backing up your important data, e-mail, and labeling devices for summer storage.
> End-of-Year Technology Procedures

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