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.”  

Retirement Declaration Deadline is March 1

Retirement Just Ahead

If you are planning to retire at the end of the 2020–2021 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.

            DEC(Local)

Additional questions may be directed to Barbara Eubank in Human Resources at extension 5756 or accessed on the Birdville website. <<Retirement Information>>

Retirement Declaration Deadline is March 1

Retirement Just Ahead

If you are planning to retire at the end of the 2020–2021 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.

            DEC(Local)

Additional questions may be directed to Barbara Eubank in Human Resources at extension 5756 or accessed on the Birdville website. <<Retirement Information>>

Benefit Spotlight – It’s A New Year: Get the Most From Your Benefits

Benefit Spotlight

Are you getting the most value from your benefits? Visit the District’s Benefits website for information on how to keep your costs down, enroll in rewards programs, and receive additional value-added benefits such as Will Writing services through the EAP, incentives from the cancer plan, discounts on hearing aids, Lasik and much more! Click to view the website (https://www.birdvilleschools.net/Page/65294). For questions, please contact susan.dippolito@birdvilleschools.net.  

Happy New Year! Your BISD Benefits Department. 

Respectfully, 
Susan Dippolito 
Benefits Specialist 
Phone:  817-547-5782 
Fax:  817-547-5580 

For Benefit Plan Information, Enrollment Guide, Log In: THEbenefitsHUB – http://www.mybenefitshub.com/birdvilleisd/2020-2021/Home 

For New Hire Information: BISD Benefits Website – https://www.birdvilleschools.net/Page/65820 

Making Changes: Making Changes and Qualifying Events website – https://www.birdvilleschools.net/Page/65292 

For Medical Card or Questions: 800-355-5999 or TRS ActiveCare – https://www.trs.texas.gov/Pages/healthcare_trs_activecare.aspx 

For Prescription Card or Questions: 800-222-9205, Option 2 or Caremark – https://info.caremark.com/oe/trsactivecare 

For Dental Card or Questions:  PPO: 800-521-2651; HMO: 800-422-4234 or Delta Dental – https://www1.deltadentalins.com/ 

Summer School Administrator Applications Now Open

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BISD is now accepting applications for summer school administrators. The deadline for secondary and elementary positions is Jan. 8; bilingual administrator applications are due on Jan. 15. 

Summer School Administrator Applications 

Summer School Administrator Applications Now Open

BISD is now accepting applications for summer school administrators. The deadline for secondary and elementary positions is Jan. 8; bilingual administrator applications are due on Jan. 15. 

Summer School Administrator Applications 

January 4 Flex Day Information

If you are … 

  • Not approved for the Flex Day on Monday, Jan. 4, please contact your principal for Professional Learning opportunities. You may also use a Vacation or Personal Leave day. 
  • Approved for the Flex Day*, you do not need to register for a session. 

* Exempt employees (employees who are not eligible for overtime/comp time – teachers, principals, asst. principals, counselors, nurses, diagnosticians, librarians, etc.). Exempt employees must complete the Flex Day Request form in Eduphoria! to submit up to six hours per Flex Day of professional learning to be considered for approval by their principal/supervisor. 

Non-exempt employees (employees who are eligible for overtime/comp time – EAs, admin. assistants, clerks, etc.) must get written approval from their supervisor for District work or professional learning completed outside the regular workday from June 1, 2020 to December 11, 2020. Comp time may not be used. 

Vacation or personal leave may be used in lieu of professional learning hours, or employees may report to their campus/department for a regular workday. 

If you have questions, please contact your principal.