2020-21 Salary Notifications

Paige curry Letterhead

2020-21 Salary Notifications will be generated the week of October 5th. All full-time employees will receive an email notification from HR/Birdville ISD with the subject Employee Salary Notification. Employees will be instructed to log into Munis Self-Service to verify their salary.

Important Notes:

  • Munis Employee Self-Service Login Issues or Reset Requests – A link for forgotten passwords isavailable on the Munis Employee Self-Service login screen. To request an account reset, open a Technology Service Request (BISD Homepage > For Staff > Technology Service Request).
  • Please verify your email address in Munis Self-Service – Email notifications will be generated to the employee’s primary email address listed in Munis. Please verify your email address is correct.
  • Requests for a salary review – All requests for salary reviews must be submitted through Munis Self Service. When requesting a review, please include t he specific information you wish an HR administrator to address in the Comments section of the form.
  • Employees who log in to Munis Self-Service prior to receiving an email notification from HR/Birdville ISD will only be able to view their prior year’s salary information.

Updates will be posted in the announcements section on HR’s webpage.

March 1 Retirement Declaration Deadline

MARCH 1: RETIREMENT DECLARATION DEADLINE

If you are planning to retire at the end of the 2019-2020 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>>

403(b) All Employee Notice

Did you know you are eligible to participate in the District’s 403(b) plan offering? The 403(b) plan is open to all employees, regardless of the number of hours you work per week. Please review the notice below for more information.

You can also access information on Birdville ISD’s Benefits Portal by clicking here.

Please feel free to contact the Benefits office at 817-547-5782, or email susan.dippolito@birdvilleschools.net if you have any questions. Best wishes this holiday season!

Changes to Form W-4 Employee Withholding Certificate

In January 2020, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) will release a new version of Form W-4, Employee’s Withholding Certificate. The W-4 is the document used by Payroll to process the federal taxes withheld from your paycheck. Changes to the W-4 are the result of the 2017 Tax Cut and Jobs Act and the most significant since the introduction of the document in 1943. The 2020 Form W-4 will be available after January 1, 2020. 

Employees are not required to submit a new W-4 if they have an existing W-4 on file. However, the IRS recommends that a “paycheck checkup” be done to see if adjustments to your current withholding are needed. To conduct the checkup, you can use the IRS Tax Withholding Estimator at https://apps.irs.gov/app/tax-withholding-estimator. To effectively use the estimator, it is helpful to have a copy of your most recent pay stub and your most recent personal income tax return.

Again, you are not required to change your W-4. The income tax withholding will continue based on your previously submitted form if you do not submit a new form. The Payroll department cannot give tax advice and recommends that you consult with your tax professional or the Internal Revenue Service if you have any questions about the new form.

Two Principals Appointments Announced

Birdville ISD Superintendent Dr. Darrell Brown announced the appointments of Chad Paris as principal of W.A. Porter Elementary and Jody Fadely as principal at Richland Middle School. Paris is replacing Greg Bicknell, who was recently named assistant director of student services; and Fadely is replacing Mark McCanlies, who was recently named principal at Richland High School. 

Chad Paris

Paris has been the full-time assistant principal at Porter Elementary since 2017. Prior to 2017, he split time as assistant principal between Richland and Porter elementary schools from 2015–17, and assistant principal at Binion Elementary from 2010–15. Paris also taught at Hardeman Elementary from 2008–10 and North Ridge Elementary from 1997–2007. 

He earned his bachelor’s degree from Texas A&M University and master’s degree from Dallas Baptist University. 

Jody Fadley

Fadely has been the principal at Foster Village Elementary since 2016. Prior to Foster Village, she was principal at Brown Middle School in Forney ISD from 2008–16, assistant principal at T.H. McDonald Junior High School in Katy ISD from 2000–08, assistant principal at Mayde Creek Elementary in Katy ISD from July 1998–2000, and assistant principal at Splendora Intermediate School in Splendora ISD from 1991–98. Fadely also has nine years teaching experience in grades 4-8. 

She earned her bachelor’s degree from Southwest Texas State University and master’s degree from The University of North Texas. 

Resignation Deadline

TO: All Contract Personnel

FROM: Paige Curry Director of Human Resources

DATE: April 2, 2019

SUBJECT: Resignation Deadline

As a reminder to you, the last date for resignation for contract personnel is “not later than the 45th day before the first day of instruction of the following school year.” The first day of instruction for 2019 – 2020 is August 19, 2019; therefore, the last day for all contract personnel to resign is July 5, 2019.

Following are the citations in the Texas Education Code that refer to resignations: Sec. 21.105 (a) states: “A teacher employed under a probationary contract for the following school year may relinquish the position and leave the employment of the district at the end of the school year without penalty by filing with the board of trustees or its designee a written resignation not later than the 45th day before the first day of instruction of the following school year. A written resignation mailed by prepaid certified or registered mail to the president of the board of trustees or the board’s designee at the post office address of the district is considered filed at the time of mailing.” Sec. 21.160 (a) concerns continuing contract teachers and reads the same except for “A teacher employed under a continuing contract may…” Sec. 21.210 (a) is the section on term contract employees and again, it is essentially the same except for the insertion of term contract. If you are resigning, please deliver your letter of resignation to the Human Resource

Trustees Approve Administrative Appointment

Katie Moran

At their regular meeting, Birdville ISD’s Board of Trustees approved the administrative appointments of Katie Moran as principal of Grace E. Hardeman Elementary School. Moran is replacing Lindi Talbott, who is also retiring at the end of the school year.

She has been an assistant principal at Mullendore Elementary School since 2015. Prior to being full-time at Mullendore, she was an assistant principal between Cheney and Mullendore elementary schools from 2013–15; a Title I reading teacher at Birdville Elementary from 2012–13; and a teacher at Birdville Elementary from 2002–12.

Moran earned her bachelor’s degree from Texas Christian University and master’s degree from Dallas Baptist University.

2018–19 Campus Transfer Requests

Campus eTransfer Applications

Available March 19 – June 6, 2018

Please Note: Substitutes and part‐time employees are not considered “internal” and are ineligible to apply for eTransfer postings.

Transfer requests will not be considered until all surplus teachers have been placed. 

Employees interested in applying for a campus transfer may access the eTransfer application (internal application) from the Birdville website beginning March 19. Please note: The eTransfer postings are generic and not an indication there is a definite opening at each campus. As openings occur, principals will review eTransfer requests and contact staff they wish to consider. Postings will remain listed on the Job Board through June 6, 2018.

Access an eTransfer Application:

You may access the eTransfer application by using this quick link: <<Access eTransfer Application>> (internal application) or by following these steps from the Birdville home page:

  • Employment
  • Job Postings/Employment Applications
  • Log in under the heading Internal Applicants Only (located at bottom of window)

Choose Submit an internal application/transfer form to begin an internal application or choose continue/modify my application to access an existing internal application.

  • Follow the directions listed to complete the short‐form
  • To apply for a specific eTransfer posting, choose the Vacancy Desired navigation link on the left‐hand side of the screen. All eTransfer positions are grouped under the heading eTransfer Postings and divided into the following categories: Campus Clerical, Educational Aide, Other Certified Positions, Teacher/Bilingual, Teacher/Regular Ed, and Teacher/Special
  • Choose the Job ID link to view and apply for any eTransfer position(s) of
  • Attach a current resume and any additional information Choose Finish and Submit.