BISD to hold in-person graduation ceremonies

The Brownsville Independent School District will hold in-person outdoor graduation ceremonies — with social distancing — for each of its high schools on or...

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...

Food distribution by BISD comes to an end for now

Hundreds of mask-wearing families attended the last food distribution by the Brownsville Independent School District at several schools throughout the city on Thursday morning. More...

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...

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...

BISD: Summer school online only; In-person instruction ruled out

Even though Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has given the go-ahead to do so, the Brownsville Independent School District has decided not to offer in-person...

Texas teachers associations start petition for vote of no confidence to BISD superintendent

The Texas State Teachers Association created a Change.org petition asking for a vote of no confidence for Brownsville Independent School District Superintendent Rene Gutierrez. The...

Atkinson unexpectedly attends board meeting

Sylvia Atkinson, a Brownsville Independent School District trustee who has been absent from board meetings since December, unexpectedly attended an emergency board meeting on...

Students Ready: BISD prepares pupils for upcoming school year

The first day of school is just around the corner, and Brownsville Independent School District’s efforts to shift the 43,000-student district to 100 percent...

Together at Last: BISD graduations to kick off Monday

For one final time, the Brownsville Independent School District’s Class of 2020 will gather for commencement ceremonies beginning Monday at Sam’s Memorial Stadium. The ceremonies...

Groups’ petition alleges no confidence; Teachers associations want BISD super removed

The Texas State Teachers Association, Association of Brownsville Educators and the National Education Association started a petition on Change.org asking for a vote of...

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...

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...

Getting Connected: CIS, BISD distribute free tablets

Communities in Schools, Boost Mobile and the Brownsville Independent School District spent the morning Tuesday distributing 230 tablet computers to students in the district's...

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...

Preparing with PPE: Protective equipment from TEA lands in Brownsville

The Brownsville Independent School District took delivery Tuesday on two truckloads of Personal Protective Equipment from the Texas Education Agency as the district prepares...

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...

Almost Normal: Summer band camps return at BISD

A measure of normalcy returned this week to high school campuses across the Brownsville Independent School District in the form of summer band camp. Practicing...

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...

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...

Meet the Teacher: Schools host drive-thru event

Mask-wearing teachers at Hubert R. Hudson Elementary greeted the dozens of students and their families who participated in the meet the teacher drive-thru event...

BISD postpones summer strength and conditioning programs

EDITOR'S NOTE: On Tuesday morning, the Brownsville Independent School District announced it is postponing its Strength and Conditioning Program after a student athlete at...

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 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....

Backpacks for kids: Thousands receive free school supplies

More than 3,000 backpacks filled with school supplies were distributed on Saturday morning as part of the 9th annual Back to School Community Outreach...

Summer Learning: BISD hands out books ahead of next school year

Brownsville Independent School District elementary schools spent the morning Tuesday handing out summer learning packs to their younger students in an effort to head...

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...

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...

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 considers back-to-school options

Students would attend in-person classes at Brownsville Independent School District schools two days a week, study from home two additional days, with Fridays devoted...