JOIN US FOR A RETIREMENT PLANNING SEMINAR

Date: May 8th and May 20th, 2019
Time: Sessions: 4:30 pm and 6:30 pm
Location: Birdville Center of Technology and Advanced Learning
7020 Mid Cities Blvd. North Richland Hills, TX 76180

If you invest in Birdville ISD’s voluntary 457(b) retirement plan, you have heard by now that the plan is changing. Here’s your chance to learn more!

TOPICS TO BE COVERED INCLUDE:

› Recent changes to Birdville ISD 457 Retirement Plan
› Investing in a 457(b) and/or a 403(b)
› Assessing your income gap
› Understanding how TRS and Social Security impact each other

Campus eTransfer Applications

Available March 18 –June 5, 2019

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 18. 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 5, 2019.

Access an eTransfer Application:
You may access the eTransfer application by using this quick link:
(internal application) or by following these steps from the Birdville Homepage:
 Employment
 Job Postings/Employment Applications
 Log in under the heading Internal Applicants (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 application.
 To apply for a specific eTransfer posting, choose the Vacancy Desired navigation link on the lefthand 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 Ed.
 Choose the Job ID link to view and apply for any eTransfer position(s) of interest.
 Attach a current resume and any additional information desired.  Choose Finish and Submit.

Early Voting Starts Today, Monday, October 22

Early Voting 2018

It’s Time!

Early voting on the #BISDBond18 begins today.

Vote anywhere in Tarrant County Oct. 22 – Nov. 2.

 

Early Voting Locations within Birdville ISD

Oct. 2226: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Oct. 27: 7 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Oct. 28: 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Oct. 29 – Nov. 2: 7 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Haltom City Northeast Center
3201 Friendly Lane
Haltom City, 76117

Hurst Recreation Center
700 Mary Drive
Hurst, 76053

Dan Echols Center
6801 Glenview Drive
North Richland Hills, 76180

Northeast Courthouse
645 Grapevine Highway
Hurst, 76054

 

Oct. 30 – Nov. 1: 7 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Tarrant County College
Northeast Campus
Student Center NSTU 1506
828 W. Harwood Road
Hurst, 76054

*For other Tarrant County locations, visit BISDbond18.net.

(Tarrant County allows early voting at any location within the county.)

Trustees call for Nov. 6 bond election

Bond18 Logo

On Aug. 16, Birdville ISD’s Board of Trustees unanimously called for a bond election to be held as part of the general election on Nov. 6. BISD voters are being asked to consider a $252.8 million bond package that was developed with extensive community input by a diverse group of citizens from all parts of the District. The package approved by the Board addresses: safety and security upgrades at every campus; replacing five campuses with four (Haltom Middle School, Richland Middle School, Smithfield Elementary School and Major Cheney Elementary/Richland Elementary [Partner School]); renovations at Smithfield Middle School and Haltom High School; critical repair/renovation needs requiring action in the next three years; and technology upgrades Districtwide. This plan impacts every student, staff member, facility and community served by BISD.

The proposed bond package:

  • Eliminates more than 50 portable classrooms across the District;
  • Provides additional safety and security measures throughout the District;
  • Funds technology upgrades to address instructional needs;
  • Moves from a 5:1 student-to-technology ratio to a 2:1 student-to-technology ratio;
  • Addresses priority repair/renovation needs (requiring action in the next one to three years), roofs and HVAC;
  • Replaces five existing facilities that are more than 60 years old with four new facilities that require less money to operate and maintain. They are: Haltom Middle School, Richland Middle School, Smithfield Elementary School and Major Cheney Elementary/Richland Elementary [Partner School].
  • Will be monitored by a Board-appointed citizen’s bond oversight committee to monitor the scope, timeline and expenditure of bond funds.

Projected Tax Rate Impact: $0

If BISD voters approve this bond package, School property tax rates will not increase as a result of this bond proposal.

Early voting is Oct. 22 – Nov. 2, and Election Day is Nov. 6.

For specific information on the 2018 bond package, visit www.bisdbond18.net.

Trustees Approve Two Administrative Appointments

At their regular meeting, Birdville ISD’s Board of Trustees approved the administrative appointments of Dave Lambson as executive director of technology and Lisa Collett Walker as principal of Holiday Heights Elementary School. Lambson is replacing Randy Sumrall, who is retiring at the end of the 2017–18 school year; and Walker is replacing Mike Dukes, who is also retiring at the end of the school year.
Dave LambsonDave Lambson has been director of technical services with BISD since 2013. Prior to Birdville, he was an enterprise solutions architect at Brigham Young University–Idaho from 2010–13; director of application development and maintenance at Katy ISD from 2006–10; lead developer at Xpediant Educational Solutions from 2002–06; and a web application developer at ExpressTimeSheets, Inc. from 2000–02.

He earned his bachelor’s degree from Brigham Young University and master’s degree from the University of North Texas.

 

 

Lisa Walker

Lisa Walker has been an assistant principal at Old Union Elementary School in Carroll ISD since 2012. Prior to Carroll, she was an assistant principal at Pflugerville ISD from 2007–11; assistant principal at Elgin ISD from 2006–07; instructional specialist at Elgin ISD from 2005–06; and fifth-grade teacher at Pflugerville ISD from 1997–2005.

She earned her bachelor’s degree from Texas Tech University and master’s degree from the University of Mary Hardin–Baylor.

BISD exceeds state and nation on SAT

SAT Achieve More

SAT scores for 2017 were recently released, and BISD’s composite score of 1,073 for critical reading, mathematics and writing is higher than the state average of 1,019 and the national average of 1,070. Average scores on the individual portions of the tests were:

  • Critical Reading – BISD scored 540 as compared to the state average at 512 and the national average of 538;
  • Mathematics – BISD scored 533 as compared to the state average at 507 and the national average of 533; and
  • Writing – BISD scored 464 as compared to the state average at 449 and the national average of 482.

A total of 770 BISD students took the SAT in 2017.

“High school students in BISD continue to show increases in their scores each year,” said Superintendent Dr. Darrell G. Brown. “Even though our students scored above the state and nation this year, the District is committed to continuous advancement of our students, and we will continue to implement curriculum improvement in our pre-advanced placement and advanced placement courses and content areas to improve college readiness.”