BISD Superintendent Announces Retirement

Dr. Darrell G. Brown, Superintendent

After leading the Birdville Independent School District for almost 10 years, Superintendent Dr. Darrell Brown announced today his plans to retire effective June 30, 2021. 

“Let me begin by saying how honored I am to serve as the superintendent in Birdville ISD,” Brown said in a video message to staff. “As I reflect on this being the 10th year in this special school district, I can only smile and say thank you so much for your support and for your commitment to the education of our students throughout these years.”  

The Birdville School Board will discuss the Superintendent’s intent to retire at their February 25 meeting and are expected to share their plans to hire a search firm to assist with finding a replacement. Dr. Brown will remain in his leadership role through the search and transition. 

Under Dr. Brown’s leadership, Birdville ISD: 

  • Had … 
    • 23 National Merit Finalists, 
    • 103 National Merit Commended Scholars, 
    • 39 National Hispanic Scholars, 
  • Five National Merit Achievement Scholars, and 
  • Two National Merit Special Scholarship recipients; 
  • Implemented additional safety and security measures on every campus; 
  • Moved to one-to-one technology for students; 
  • Rebuilt seven of the District’s oldest facilities with voter-approved bonds; 
  • Increased overall student academic performance on standardized tests which are consistently above state and national averages; 
  • Received the highest rating from the state, “Superior Achievement,” for management of taxpayer dollars; 
  • Opened the Collegiate Academy of Birdville (CAB), where students can earn an Associate degree while in high school; 
  •  Went from being ranked 77th (out of the top 200 largest school districts across Texas) in productivity to being ranked third by Education Resource Group (ERG); 
  • Received recognition from ERG as one of the top ten school districts in Texas for achieving high academic performance while maintaining efficient operations; 
  • Received recognition from the Texas Comptroller’s Office for transparency for traditional finances and debt obligation; and 
  • Much, much more.  

Upon retirement, Dr. Brown will have completed 37 years of service in public education. He said, “I am so proud that I am ending my tenure here in such a special place in Birdville ISD. I can’t thank you enough for your commitment to our students, our staff and our community.” 

“The Board wishes Dr. Brown the best in his well-deserved retirement. He is leaving the District on solid ground as we look to the future,” said Jack McCarty, Board president. “Dr. Brown, thank you for your leadership. You will be missed.”  

BISD Revises 2020–21 Calendar

New Update

On Thursday, October 15, BISD Superintendent Dr. Darrell Brown announced changes to the 2020–21 school calendar. The District is adjusting the calendar to add five half days so teachers can effectively plan lessons for face-to-face and online students.

The revised calendar provides early release days in order for teachers to accomplish some of the following duties:

  • Plan lessons for dual platforms
  • Create student assignments
  • Grade student assignments
  • Conduct student conferences through Zoom
  • Answer questions that have been posted in Chat and/or emails
  • Provide tutorials through Zoom

The following days are now early release (half) days:

  1. Friday, October 30, 2020
  2. Friday, November 20, 2020
  3. Friday, December 18, 2020
  4. Friday, February 12, 2021
  5. Thursday, April 1, 2021
  6. Wednesday, May 26, 2021*

*It will be determined in April 2021 whether this is an early release day.

Early Release Schedules

(AM) 8:10–10:30 a.m.
(PM) 10:40 a.m. – 12:40 p.m.

Elementary (K–5)
8:10 a.m. – 12:40 p.m. 

Middle School (6–8)
8:40 a.m. – 1:10 p.m.

High School (9–12)
7:30–11:30 a.m.

Shannon High School
7:45–11:45 a.m.

“The change to the calendar is needed to help our teachers ensure they are prepared to be effective with our students,” Dr. Brown said. “I appreciate how they are going above and beyond to plan and teach in two platforms (face-to-face and online), which has greatly increased the complexity of their work.”  

Visit to view the revised calendar.