February 1 is the deadline to request compensation for unused leave if you are planning to retire at the end of the 2017–18 school year.
To qualify for this benefit, an employee must:
- Submit notice of retirement to Human Resources no later than February 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.
Additional questions may be directed to Barbara Eubank in Human Resources at ext. 5756, or accessed on the Birdville website.
> Retirement Information
Payment for unused leave will be disbursed after the TRS 7 Form has been received by the payroll department and submitted to TRS.
Find Out Who Represents You at the Texas Capitol.
Who Represents Me provides information about current districts and members of the Texas Senate, Texas House of Representatives, the Texas delegation to the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives, and the State Board of Education. Source: Texas Association of School Administrators (TASA)
The Board of Trustees met in regular session on Thursday, January 25. The following link will provide you a summary of actions taken at their meeting.
> View January 25, 2018 e-review
> View Trustee Webpage
“School board members serve countless hours working to make public education the best it can be for every child,” said Dr. Darrell G. Brown. In a climate of change and challenge, they develop policies and make tough decisions on complex educational and social issues that affect the entire community and the lives of individual students. They bear responsibility and oversight in Birdville for an annual budget of $240 million; more than 23,600 students, in grades pre-K to 12; more than 3,000 employees; and 33 campuses.
“Ensuring today’s students position themselves to excel with integrity in an ever-changing global society through innovation and responsive learning environments is a tremendous task. As elected officials, school board members are the voice of their communities, serving first and foremost in the best interests of our children,” said Brown.
“We proudly salute these education advocates as they provide vision and leadership for student achievement, academic programs, district funding, and school facilities. Their service ensures that decisions about local public schools are made by those most familiar with the needs of our community’s children and families,” said Brown. “These dedicated individuals deserve recognition and thanks for their unfailing commitment to the continuing success of our students now and in the future,” he said.
The men and women serving BISD are:
- Joe Tolbert, Board president, was elected to the BISD Board of Trustees in 2006. He is married to Heather and has three children‒Hunter, Sloane and Sophie. Tolbert is an attorney with Brackett & Ellis, P.C.
- Richard Davis, Board vice president, was elected to the BISD Board of Trustees in 2006. Davis is married to Brenda, a retired BISD teacher. Davis is a 1974 graduate of Richland High School. Davis is the director of sales for Lift Aids, Inc.
- Ralph Kunkel, Board secretary, was elected to the BISD Board of Trustees in 2002. He and his wife Sharon (a graduate of Richland High School) have two children—Laura and Andrew. Kunkel is a 1978 graduate of Haltom High School. He received his bachelor’s degree in mathematics from the University of North Texas. Kunkel has worked as an employee benefits consultant for more than 30 years.
- Kelvin Dilks was elected to the BISD Board of Trustees in May 2017. Dilks is a retired BISD teacher. He is a member of the Haltom City Lions Club; the Birdville Association of Retired School Personnel (BARSP,) where he is the third vice president; and is a director and actor with the Artisan Center Theatre.
- Whitney Harding was elected to the BISD Board of Trustees in May 2017. Harding is married to Michael and has two children, Casey and Callaway. She has been an active member of the BISD Education Foundation since 2011, and served as president from 2012–14. She is an Honorary Life Member of the Texas PTA. Harding is a private investigator with Wallace Investigations.
- Jack McCarty was elected to the BISD Board of Trustees in 2011. McCarty is married to Dana and has two children—Rebecca, a 2009 graduate of Birdville High, and Sara, a 2014 graduate of Birdville High. He attended Birdville schools and graduated from Richland High School in 1980, TCU in 1984 with a bachelor’s degree in business administration, and SMU in 1996 with an MBA. McCarty is a licensed CPA in the state of Texas and the chief operating officer for United Healthcare Student Resources.
- Taylor Anderson was elected to the BISD Board of Trustees in 2016. Anderson is married to Nicole and has two children–Luke and Emma. He attended Birdville ISD schools and graduated from Richland High School in 2004. In 2008, he received a B.A. in political science from Texas Tech University and a J.D. from Texas Wesleyan University School of Law in 2011. Anderson is an attorney for McAlister & Garcia.
“Great leadership always begins with a willing heart, a positive attitude, and a desire to make a difference. Please join us as we applaud these local volunteer leaders for helping our kids soar to success.”
Congratulations to Paige Curry, BISD’s director of human resources, for being named 2017 TASPA Dr. Mary Hopkins Personnel Administrator of the Year.
The IRS has extended the deadline for distribution of employee 1095 forms until March 2, 2018.
NOTE: Per IRS Notice 2018-06, page 8, the 1095 form will not be required for submitting 2017 income tax returns. The 1095 forms will be sent to the employee’s address on file in Munis before March 2, 2018.
W-2s will be mailed to the employee’s address on file in Munis and will be available in Munis Self-Service on or before January 31, 2018.
If you have questions regarding the 1095s, please contact Babs Holly at 817-547-5782. For questions involving W-2s, contact Rita Morrow at 817-547-5640.
Safety Hazard Reporting Program
- Safety is important to BISD Administration and Staff;
- Identify potential hazards to protect the health and safety of staff, students, and visitors of Birdville ISD;
- Encourage early reporting and corrective actions;
- Reduce the number of incidents arising from hazardous conditions;
- Enable senior management to identify areas of concern; and
- Facilitate corrective action to address the causes of the hazards or incidents.
- Assess the situation and at no time put yourself or others in danger.
- Inform a supervisor as soon as possible.
- Complete a Safety Hazard Report. All safety hazards can be reported online through the Safety Hazard Reporting link: https://goo.gl/forms/8IKPeURcMnitTXfF2
- If a Facilities Management Work Order is needed, submitting a Safety Hazard Report is not a replacement for a Facilities Management Work Order ticket. The Work Order must be submitted via the Facilities Management portal at http://facilities.birdvilleschools.net/hc/en-us to report the need to Facilities Management.
Who can report a Safety Hazard? All BISD employees.
Where to report: On your work or home computer, go to the Birdville website link and log in with your Google password: https://goo.gl/forms/8IKPeURcMnitTXfF2
When to report: As soon as a safety hazard is recognized at any location in the district.