Twitter Smugmug BlogIcon March 28, 2013

Board of Trustees Meeting Summary

The Board of Trustees met in regular session on Thursday,
March 28. The following link will provide you a summary of actions taken at their meeting.
Campus Transfers
The window to request a campus transfer is now available. Application requests will be accepted through May 3.

Both the eTransfer Application and login instructions are posted online at: http://schools.birdvilleschools.net/etransfers.

Richland High School forms
The Richland Rebel Hall of Fame  
Richland High School is pleased to announce the formation of "The Richland Rebel Hall of Fame." Over the past 52 years, Richland High School has produced many outstanding graduates who have gone on to be pioneers and leaders in their field of service.
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Congratulations to Willa Gipson, BISD athletic director, for being named to the Texas High School Athletic Directors' Association's Hall of Honor. She will be inducted during the coaching school in July.

In This Issue
Board of Trustees Meeting Summary
Campus Transfers
The Richland Rebel Hall of Fame
Proposed 2013 Bond Information: Portables
2013 Bond Upgrades and Renovations
Open Enrollment begins April 1

Dates to Remember

Quick Links
Will this plan eliminate all
portable buildings in BISD?

The bond proposal being presented to BISD voters on May 11 eliminates more than 65 portable classrooms across the district. This represents approximately 46 percent of the portable classrooms in the district, most of which are at the elementary level.

Portable classrooms eliminated through consolidation or rebuild are:
North Richland Middle - 18
Birdville Elementary - 6
David E. Smith Elementary - 8
W.T. Francisco Elementary - 6
Academy at West Birdville Elementary - 8
Smithfield Elementary - 2
John D. Spicer Elementary - 4
Watauga Elementary - 6
Academy at C.F. Thomas Elementary - 8
Note: BISD currently has 142 portable classrooms districtwide.

> Visit the 2013 Bond website for more information
2013 Bond Upgrades and Renovations

In addition to safety and security, science labs and technology, the bond proposal has
extensive renovations across the district. Every campus not being rebuilt in the bond
proposal will receive renovations.

These include, but are not limited to:
* New permanent classroom additions to:
o Spicer Elementary School
o Watauga Elementary School
o Academy at C.F. Thomas Elementary
* Replace discontinued T12 florescent lighting with new energy-efficient T8 florescent lighting*
* Replace ceiling tiles
* Replace/repair floors
* Add/upgrade Birdville High School athletics spaces
* Add/upgrade Birdville High School fine arts spaces
* Repair/replace concrete and asphalt
* Resurface/replace tracks
* Replace chalkboards with white boards
* Replace/upgrade aging HVAC, plumbing and electrical
* Replace fire alarm systems
* Replace/repair roofs
* Add/upgrade energy management systems
* Waterproof visitor bleachers at FAAC
* Electrical savings will pay for this upgrade in 3-4 years. The federal government is phasing out T12 bulb production, thus making most lighting fixtures in the district obsolete.

A complete list of renovations by campus is available online at birdvilleschools.net/2013bond.

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