Retirement Declaration Deadline is March 1

Retirement Just Ahead

If you are planning to retire at the end of the 2020–2021 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>>

Benefit Spotlight – It’s A New Year: Get the Most From Your Benefits

Benefit Spotlight

Are you getting the most value from your benefits? Visit the District’s Benefits website for information on how to keep your costs down, enroll in rewards programs, and receive additional value-added benefits such as Will Writing services through the EAP, incentives from the cancer plan, discounts on hearing aids, Lasik and much more! Click to view the website (https://www.birdvilleschools.net/Page/65294). For questions, please contact susan.dippolito@birdvilleschools.net.  

Happy New Year! Your BISD Benefits Department. 

Respectfully, 
Susan Dippolito 
Benefits Specialist 
Phone:  817-547-5782 
Fax:  817-547-5580 

For Benefit Plan Information, Enrollment Guide, Log In: THEbenefitsHUB – http://www.mybenefitshub.com/birdvilleisd/2020-2021/Home 

For New Hire Information: BISD Benefits Website – https://www.birdvilleschools.net/Page/65820 

Making Changes: Making Changes and Qualifying Events website – https://www.birdvilleschools.net/Page/65292 

For Medical Card or Questions: 800-355-5999 or TRS ActiveCare – https://www.trs.texas.gov/Pages/healthcare_trs_activecare.aspx 

For Prescription Card or Questions: 800-222-9205, Option 2 or Caremark – https://info.caremark.com/oe/trsactivecare 

For Dental Card or Questions:  PPO: 800-521-2651; HMO: 800-422-4234 or Delta Dental – https://www1.deltadentalins.com/ 

Summer School Administrator Applications Now Open

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BISD is now accepting applications for summer school administrators. The deadline for secondary and elementary positions is Jan. 8; bilingual administrator applications are due on Jan. 15. 

Summer School Administrator Applications 

Summer School Administrator Applications Now Open

BISD is now accepting applications for summer school administrators. The deadline for secondary and elementary positions is Jan. 8; bilingual administrator applications are due on Jan. 15. 

Summer School Administrator Applications 

January 4 Flex Day Information

If you are … 

  • Not approved for the Flex Day on Monday, Jan. 4, please contact your principal for Professional Learning opportunities. You may also use a Vacation or Personal Leave day. 
  • Approved for the Flex Day*, you do not need to register for a session. 

* Exempt employees (employees who are not eligible for overtime/comp time – teachers, principals, asst. principals, counselors, nurses, diagnosticians, librarians, etc.). Exempt employees must complete the Flex Day Request form in Eduphoria! to submit up to six hours per Flex Day of professional learning to be considered for approval by their principal/supervisor. 

Non-exempt employees (employees who are eligible for overtime/comp time – EAs, admin. assistants, clerks, etc.) must get written approval from their supervisor for District work or professional learning completed outside the regular workday from June 1, 2020 to December 11, 2020. Comp time may not be used. 

Vacation or personal leave may be used in lieu of professional learning hours, or employees may report to their campus/department for a regular workday. 

If you have questions, please contact your principal. 

Summer School Administrator Applications Now Open

BISD is now accepting applications for summer school administrators. The deadline for secondary and elementary positions is Jan. 8; bilingual administrator applications are due on Jan. 15. 

Summer School Administrator Applications 

Elementary Students Holiday Artwork Showcase

Elementary students across BISD submitted artwork to be considered for the District’s 2020 Holiday Card Contest. 

Artwork from Benjamin Torres, fourth grader at Binion Elementary, was selected as the winner; Carsyn Allums, fifth grader at Porter Elementary, was selected as the second-place winner; Blayden Bolton, second grader at Hardeman Elementary, was selected as the third-place winner; and Lara Ida Feijão, fifth grader at Green Valley Elementary, was selected as honorable mention. #BISDShines 

View all 2020 holiday card entries

First Place Winner/Artwork

Binion Elementary Winner
First Place Winner Artwork


Second Place Winner/Artwork

Second Place Winner
second place artwork



Third Place Winner/Artwork

Third place winner
Third Place artwork




Fourth Place Winner/Artwork

fourth place winner
Fourth Place winner artwork

BCTAL Blooms Offering Custom Christmas Swags

Swag

BCTAL Blooms is excited to offer Customized Christmas Swags again this year! The swags (like the sample pictured below) start at $25 each plus tax. Swags will be available for pick-up via a drive-through format at the BCTAL on December 17th  from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. 

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