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.
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 arenot 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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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 genericand 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:
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.