Attention TEACHERS

Don't Forget

Teachers must transition web files off Schoolwires websites Files/Folders by July 31. This transition is very important to ensure that all staff comply with ADA online content guidelines. Once finished moving all your content to alternative location (U: drive or Google Drive), you will need to notify Michelle DoPorto, District Webmaster, by completing the following Google Form:

Reminder: Your campus website is to house ONLY your overview page. The overview page must include a recent professional appearing photo, name, title, BISD email, phone, conference time, class schedule and tutorial times for upcoming year. This is referred to as the simple “business card model” overview page. Other resources like PDFs, videos, links, etc. are to be stored on a secure platform such as Canvas, Google Classroom, Google Docs, REMIND or similar app and/or a weekly email newsletter. This will alleviate the District’s liability of non-ADA compliant content uploaded onto the websites viewable by the public.

A document with steps on how to create your Overview page can be located at the following:

Board Approves Pay Raise for 2018–19

Thumbs UpIn support of all BISD staff, BISD’s Board of Trustees unanimously voted on Thursday, June 7 to award an average of 2.25 percent pay raise to all staff. (This raise represents more than $2.83 million.) For teachers working 187 days, this is an annual increase of $1,350. The starting salary for a first-year teacher with no experience is $53,000.

In addition to the raise, the Board reviewed data from the Texas Association of School Boards that identified three employee groups in BISD’s pay structure that need additional salary adjustments to move them closer to the DFW market levels. These groups are teachers with 11 to 23 years of experience, assistant principals, and paraprofessionals. (The adjustments for these three groups equal more than $509,000 and bring these groups closer to market levels.)

Staff will be notified once individual salaries are posted in MUNIS Employee Self Service.