September 5, 2014
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Birdville ISD continues commitment to transparency
"In 2014, the Texas Comptroller honored BISD with the Leadership Circle Platinum Award, which is the state's highest award, for financial transparency," Superintendent Dr. Darrell G. Brown said. "The Board is committed to continue a high level of transparency, which includes measures to ensure taxpayer trust."
 



On Aug. 14, Birdville ISD's Board of Trustees unanimously called for a bond election to be held as part of the general election on November 4. BISD voters are being asked to consider a $163.2 million bond program that was developed with extensive community input by a diverse group of citizens from all parts of the district. The program approved by the Board includes safety and security upgrades at every campus; science lab renovations/upgrades; rebuilding North Richland Middle School, The Academy at West Birdville Elementary School and Birdville Elementary School; renovations and upgrades to facilities across the district; and technology upgrades to address instructional requirements and obsolete equipment districtwide.
 
The Board also embraced several best practices for the impending November 4 bond election. These procedures are intended to ensure greater transparency, higher standards of disclosure, and fair polling practices. This comes after consulting with the Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts, Secretary of State, elected officials and community groups.
 
"We are pleased to take a leadership position and continue our commitment for transparency to our taxpayers," said Board President Cary D. Hancock. "The District is addressing needed solutions while being prudent, as our community justifiably desires."
 
As part of the best practices embraced by the Board, BISD will maintain their standard of not issuing bonds for items past their projected useful life. This ensures BISD will continue to repay bonds for items such as technology in five years or less. It has long been BISD's practice to repay all other bonds in 25 years or less. In addition, BISD does not plan to issue Capital Appreciation Bonds.
 



 As part of the embraced practices, methods used for early voting locations will also change. The District will not offer branch or "rolling" polling. Only early voting locations provided by the County will be available to voters. During early voting, BISD voters can vote at any early voting location in Tarrant County. However, on Election Day, voters can only vote at their designated precinct.
 
To learn more about the upcoming bond election, visit www.BISDbond14.net.

 

New Help Desk Website Available!
You can visit http://helpdesk.birdvilleschools.net to find answers to all your technical needs as well as submit service tickets.

Please make sure to Sign-in at the top right corner, and you will be automatically logged in. From there, you can use the search bar at the top to navigate the knowledgebase for solutions. This will be a valuable resource and has answers readily available to many of the often asked questions received. Also, the site includes step by step instructions to fix common problems. If you do not find an answer, no problem! Simply click Submit a request at the top to start a ticket.
Leadership Excellence For Aspiring Principals - LEAP
BISD continues a new Leadership Excellence for Aspiring Principals (LEAP) program to cultivate perspective leaders within Birdville ISD who are knowledgeable and skilled to lead campuses in a collaborative culture that is focused on results and continuous improvement. NOTE: Online applications due by NOON September 26, 2014.

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