Winter Weather: Will you receive your call?

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In the case of winter weather, Birdville ISD is prepared to call parents and staff to inform them if the District will be closed. Don’t miss your call. Please log in and verify the primary phone number listed for you in Skyward Family Access (for parents) and the main phone number in MUNIS Employee Self Service (for staff) on the staff web page. For these types of calls, the system will only dial one primary/main number. If the field is left blank, no call will be made. Please make sure the appropriate number is listed in the system.

District Procedures for Inclement Weather

Winter weather procedures

Birdville ISD is dedicated to the safety of students and staff. With the onset of winter, and the threat of snow and ice, it is important for the BISD community to know the District has an established plan to determine whether schools will be open, delayed or closed. The District attempts to make a decision about delaying or closing as soon as possible, usually by 5:30 a.m. 

If the superintendent determines to delay or close school, the District’s phone messaging system will be activated and the major radio and television stations will be notified. Also, the District will post this information on the District’s website, Facebook, Twitter, Birdville ISD News, and the District’s main voicemail at 817-547-5700. BISD only posts these notifications if school is delayed or closed — not if it is open as usual. 

> Visit birdvilleschools.net/weatherprocedures for more information on District Procedures for Inclement Weather.

March 1 Retirement Declaration Deadline

MARCH 1: RETIREMENT DECLARATION DEADLINE

If you are planning to retire at the end of the 2019-2020 school year, March 1 is the deadline to request compensation for unused leave.

To qualify for this benefit, an employee must:

  • Submit notice of retirement to Human Resources no later than March 1 of the school year they plan to retire;
  • Be eligible for retirement under Teacher Retirement System of Texas; and
  • Have been employed by the Birdville School District, with no break in service, for a minimum of five (5) years.

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Additional questions may be directed to Barbara Eubank in Human Resources at extension 5756 or accessed on the Birdville website. <<Retirement Information>>

403(b) All Employee Notice

Did you know you are eligible to participate in the District’s 403(b) plan offering? The 403(b) plan is open to all employees, regardless of the number of hours you work per week. Please review the notice below for more information.

You can also access information on Birdville ISD’s Benefits Portal by clicking here.

Please feel free to contact the Benefits office at 817-547-5782, or email susan.dippolito@birdvilleschools.net if you have any questions. Best wishes this holiday season!

Changes to Form W-4 Employee Withholding Certificate

In January 2020, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) will release a new version of Form W-4, Employee’s Withholding Certificate. The W-4 is the document used by Payroll to process the federal taxes withheld from your paycheck. Changes to the W-4 are the result of the 2017 Tax Cut and Jobs Act and the most significant since the introduction of the document in 1943. The 2020 Form W-4 will be available after January 1, 2020. 

Employees are not required to submit a new W-4 if they have an existing W-4 on file. However, the IRS recommends that a “paycheck checkup” be done to see if adjustments to your current withholding are needed. To conduct the checkup, you can use the IRS Tax Withholding Estimator at https://apps.irs.gov/app/tax-withholding-estimator. To effectively use the estimator, it is helpful to have a copy of your most recent pay stub and your most recent personal income tax return.

Again, you are not required to change your W-4. The income tax withholding will continue based on your previously submitted form if you do not submit a new form. The Payroll department cannot give tax advice and recommends that you consult with your tax professional or the Internal Revenue Service if you have any questions about the new form.

Foundation Grants Dues Friday, Dec. 6

The Birdville Education Foundation Innovative Teacher Grant applications are due Friday, Dec. 6.  Any grant applications received after Dec. 6 by a teacher or department will not be considered. All grant applications submitted by Dec. 6 will be bundled by campus or department and sent to the principals/administrators by the Education Foundation for final approval and signature the week of Dec. 9.  All grants approved by the principals will need to be electronically signed by the principals by close of business Dec. 13.

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