Download the 2017-2018 Color Planning Calendar

Early Notification Letter and Agreement

An early notification incentive was approved by the BISD Board on November 14, 2017. This early notification of voluntary resignation incentive applies to non-retired/rehired employees who have served BISD for at least a minimum of 15 consecutive years at the end of the 2017-2018 school year. The Early Notification of Voluntary Resignation Incentive Packet can be found on this link.

BISD collects over 21,000 canned food donations

BISD campuses and departments participated in an annual Thanksgiving canned food donation drive from Nov. 1 to Nov. 15, 2017. Students, parents, employees, community organizations and businesses were invited to donate canned food items to support these local agencies:
The BISD Homeless Youth Project
Friendship of Women
Good Neighbor Settlement House
Ozanam Center
Tip of Texas Family Outreach

BISD takes great pride in all community outreach efforts!

First Semester Attendance Competition Recognition

BISD Pupil Services congratulates the following campuses for their outstanding attendance rate during the first semester of the 2017-2018 academic year:

Elementary Schools
Benavides Elementary - 97.52
Breeden Elementary - 98.50
Brite Elementary - 97.62
Egly Elementary - 98.14
Gallegos Elementary - 97.69
Hudson Elementary - 97.90
Ortiz Elementary - 97.70
Parades Elementary - 97.76
Pullam Elementary - 97.61
Vermillion Elementary - 97.56
Victoria Heights Elementary - 97.94
Yturria Elementary - 97.78

Middle Schools
Lucio Middle School - 98.01
Stillman Middle School - 97.65

Early College High Schools
Brownsville Early College High School - 98.38
Pace Early College High School - 96.29
Veterans Memorial Early College High School - 96.18

District of Innovation Update

At a special called meeting, the District-wide Education Improvement Council (DEIC) of the Brownsville Independent School District (BISD) voted by a margin of 38-12 to submit the District of Innovation (DOI) Plan to the BISD Board of Trustees. The BISD District of Innovation Plan will be posted on the BISD website for at least 30 days. If approved by the BISD Board of Trustees, the DOI Plan will allow the BISD to propose a calendar whereby school may begin before the state mandated last Monday of August. During the regular school board meeting to be held on November 7, 2017, the BISD Board of Trustees will be asked to approve the District of Innovation Plan with a final vote requiring a 2/3 majority. In the event, the Board of Trustees approves the District of Innovation Plan, a copy will be provided to the Texas Education Agency for posting on its website. View the District of Innovation (DOI) Timeline and Plan.

Get Your Santa & Friends Tickets

The BISD Fine Arts Department will present its annual Santa & Friends Program on November 29-December 1, 2017, at the Central Administrative Building (CAB) Theatre. Tickets go on sale October 30 and are $7 cash only. Children 2 and under are free. There is a limit of 9 tickets per person. Tickets must be purchased at the Fine Arts Department located at 708 Palm Boulevard. Call (956) 982-3730 for more information. Toy donations to the Annual Superintendent’s Holiday Toy Drive are welcome. View the poster for more information.

KBSD-TV Moves to a New Cable Channel

As of July 28, 2017 Spectrum Cable (formerly Time Warner Cable) performed a channel re-alignment and we are now located on cable channel 95-17.

U.S. News Highlights BISD Success

Brownsville ISD was featured in a national story about districts with high-performing students along the border which ran in U.S. News & World Report on Tuesday, June 20, 2017. View the story.