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BISD adopts 2020-2021 tax rate

The Brownsville Independent School District Board of Trustees adopted a tax rate of $1.1758 cents per $100 valuation for the 2020-2021 school year, a...

BISD adopts 2020-2021 tax rate

The Brownsville Independent School District Board of Trustees adopted a tax rate of $1.1758 cents per $100 valuation for the 2020-2021 school year, a...

Back to School: BISD preps for in-person learning

The Brownsville Independent School District provided a glimpse Tuesday of what in-person instruction will look like once students start returning to classrooms starting today...

Gutierrez: complaints on reopening should go to TEA

As the Brownsville Independent School District prepares for a soft reopening of its schools starting Monday, Superintendent Rene Gutierrez has a message for individuals...

School meals for thousands; BISD meal distribution shifts into high gear

The Brownsville Independent School District’s Food and Nutrition Services Department depends on BISD parents just as the parents count on FNS to provide healthful...

BISD to bring staff back into schools on Monday

The Brownsville Independent School District said Wednesday it is moving forward with plans to bring teachers and staff back into schools on Monday as...

BISD teachers of the year honored at Academy

Academy Sports & Outdoors treated the Brownsville Independent School District’s two teachers of the year to $500 shopping sprees on Tuesday, recognizing them in...

BISD receives $718,468 school safety, security grant

The Brownsville Independent School District has received a $718,468 grant from the Texas Education Agency to upgrade radio communications and enhance safety and security...

Singing Harmony: Barbershop gives Lopez a music all its own

Lopez Early College High School Head Choir Director Jason Whitney has become a vigorous advocate of barbershop music, embracing the genre for its ability...

BISD lays plans for soft reopening; In-person start to happen in phases

Faced with the state witholding funds, the Brownsville Independent School District took the first steps Thursday toward reopening its schools to a limited number...

BISD attorney escapes removal

Brownsville Independent School District board attorney Baltazar Salazar got a reprieve Thursday night when the trustee who proposed his ouster asked to have discussion...

BISD urges parents to complete commitment forms

The Brownsville Independent School District is urging all parents to complete parent commitment forms stating whether they want their children to continue distance learning...

BISD projects advance during pandemic

A predictable side benefit of the coronavirus pandemic is becoming increasingly evident all over town. For the first time, all of the Brownsville Independent School...

Tailored Welcome Back: Los Fresnos distributes school supply backpacks

Los Fresnos CISD welcomed students back to school on Thursday in an annual kick-off event tailored to the coronavirus pandemic in the back parking...

BISD board attorney confronted at meeting

In an unusual public discussion of a top district employee's status, Brownsville Independent School District trustees decided Tuesday night to table the matter of...

Consolidation Celebration: Los Fresnos CISD marks golden anniversary

The Los Fresnos Consolidated Independent School District on Tuesday celebrated the 50th anniversary of its consolidation in a small gathering at Villarreal Elementary in...

BISD getting close to digital parity

One week into the 2020-2021 school year, the Brownsville Independent School District is a week or two away from having all of the electronic...

DIGITAL READINESS: BISD begins classes 100% online

Brownsville Independent School District students headed back to classes on Tuesday for a school year unlike any other. Actually, the 2020-2021 school year started almost...

BISD losing teachers to attrition; District says 36 resigned, 42 retired

A total of 36 teachers have resigned and 42 have retired since the coronavirus pandemic arrived in the Rio Grande Valley in March, the...

BISD trustees challenged for posts; 14 candidates file for election

Two incumbents on the Brownsville Independent School District Board of Trustees are being challenged in board elections to be held in conjunction with the...

Catholic schools return to classes Aug. 31

Students in Catholic schools of the Diocese of Brownsville will return to classes on Aug. 31 for distance learning only, and for in-person instruction...

Virtual Launch: BISD readies for 100% online learning

Even if it wasn't apparent then, the Brownsville Independent School Districtstarted laying the groundwork to begin the 2020-2021 school year 100% online soon after...

Longtime BISD educator Thomas W. Keller passes; served as teacher, principal, administrator

Thomas W. Keller, the longtime Brownsville educator for whom Thomas W. Keller Elementary School is named, and the founding principal of Cromack Elementary School,...

BISD agrees upon raises; District also set to buy wifi hotspots

The Brownsville Independent School District made good Tuesday on a pledge to teachers and librarians by funding a full $2,000 raise for the coming...

Schools prepare to start year remotely; Parents have options for their children

Teachers, parents, students and school officials got a better idea late last week of how Texas will approach opening schools safely as coronavirus infections...

BISD readies for new school year; Classes will start with distance learning

Parents, students, teachers and staff in the Brownsville Independent School District know this much about the 2020-2021 school year: It will begin on Aug....

Farmers to Families: Thousands line up for free boxed chicken

Residents started lining up about 5:30 a.m. Tuesday to receive boxes of fully-cooked, frozen chicken. In all the BISD food services department distributed more...

Home to Texas: UT internship program encourages hometown connections

A hometown summer internship program at the University of Texas at Austin apparently accomplished its mission for both the interns and their hosts Home to...

Provisions on children with disabilities challenged

Disability Rights Texas, the federally designated protection and advocacy system to protect the rights of people with disabilities under the Americans with Disabilities and...

A Question of Connectivity; BISD confronts digital divide

The Brownsville Independent School District faces two critical challenges when the 2020-2021 school year begins, narrowing the digital divide so that all students have...