A Message from the Board of Trustees President

Message from the Board President

Dear BISD staff and community,

Birdville ISD’s Board of Trustees would like to say thank you to the community and staff for their input and assistance in helping determine the profile of the next superintendent of BISD. Because of your thoughtful input, the Board was able to locate an individual who best reflects Birdville ISD.

On February 25, trustees hired Thompson & Horton LLP to assist in the search for a new superintendent. We knew the importance of having someone to lead the search who had a thorough understanding of our community. David Thompson and Dr. Mike Moses were the team selected, and they were instrumental in bringing the Board some of the best superintendent candidates from across the state and nation. I commend them for a job very well done.

I would be remiss if I did not thank my fellow board members. They have sacrificed a tremendous amount of personal time to make certain this was a successful superintendent search. Trustees do not receive any compensation for their work, and thus their extra efforts come at a great personal sacrifice. I am proud of the way they worked together to bring us to the point of unanimously selecting an individual we believe best meets the current and future needs of BISD. 

Dr. Gayle Stinson brings with her a tremendous knowledge and track record on education. Under her leadership, students and districts have been very successful. We believe, therefore, that she is the leader we need to move BISD forward in the days and years ahead.

I hope Dr. Stinson will begin full time in BISD on July 1. Beginning June 1, however, she will spend 1–2 days a week in the District. Until the transition is complete, the District remains in the capable hands of Dr. Darrell Brown and his team. The Board appreciates all they have done to continue smooth operations in BISD.

I am confident that Birdville ISD will take positive steps under the direction of Dr. Stinson as we continue the core business of obtaining the highest levels of student achievement.

Thank you for your support and encouragement during this time of transition. 

Jack McCarty
Board of Trustees

Board Approves Additional Incentive Pay for Staff

The Board approved a $500 employee incentive payment with the 2020–21 adopted budget in June. This payment will be paid in November 2020. At the Board’s regular monthly meeting on Thursday, Sept. 24, administration recommended to the Board that an additional one-time payment be payable in February 2021.  

BISD’s board of trustees unanimously approved an additional one-time payment of $1,000 for all qualified full-time exempt employees and $500 for all full-time non-exempt (hourly) employees. One-half of the final approved amount will be provided to any qualified half-time employee based on their classification as exempt or non-exempt. This one-time payment is intended as a retention incentive to encourage employees to fulfill their commitment to the District. 

“Trustees wanted to provide an additional incentive payment to all employees later in the year thanking them for their dedication to the students of Birdville ISD during this pandemic,” stated Superintendent Dr. Darrell Brown and Board President Jack McCarty. “This incentive payment will serve as a retention award for employees choosing to remain in Birdville ISD during the spring semester.”