Tag: BISD

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...

Judge orders principals in Atkinson case not to talk about it outside of court

A federal judge last week signed a protective order restricting Sylvia Atkinson, her attorneys, and government prosecutors from making certain statements outside the court...

Teacher honored as Distinguished Educator of Blind Students

Graciela Olivo has been a teacher of blind students in the Rio Grande Valley for over 35 years. This month, the National Federation of...

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...

Public access denied in Atkinson motion hearing

A motion hearing in the federal bribery case against BISD Trustee Dr. Sylvia Atkinson moved forward without public access on Thursday in accordance with...

Texas AG says schools trump health officials on class start

By JIM VERTUNO, The Associated Press AUSTIN — Local health officials in Texas do not have the authority to close schools to prevent spread of the...

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...

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...

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...

Riding as Zen: History teacher keeps skateboard handy

Tom Gomez is a history teacher at Garcia Middle School, a onetime boxer and football coach at Rivera High School, who is among 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...

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...

BISD to start school remotely on Aug. 25

Classes will begin Aug 25 for the Brownsville Independent School District's 43,000 students after an emergency school board meeting Wednesday during which the district...

Cameron County health order delays fall sports

HARLINGEN — The Cameron County Health Authority and Cameron County Judge Eddie Trevino Jr. issued a joint order Tuesday mandating that “extracurricular sports and...

Documents ordered to be shared with DA’s Office

Orders filed in the case to remove Brownsville Independent School Board Trustee Sylvia Atkinson from her position on the school board are calling on...

Attorney: Atkinson, still communicating with BISD board

Attorneys for BISD Trustee Sylvia Atkinson and the Cameron County District Attorney’s office appeared in court on Monday afternoon for a Zoom hearing in...

BISD eyes new school year; Final decisions in hands of state

The timeline for Brownsville Independent School District students to return to classrooms for in-person instruction is in the hands of state officials, who have...

BISD extends superintendent’s contract through 2023

Editor's Note: This story has been updated with a correction. By a 4-to-2 vote, the Brownsville Independent School District Board of Trustees has extended the...

Getting Ready: BISD works on plans to open schools in August

The Brownsville Independent School District is moving ahead with plans to reopen schools in August after Gov. Greg Abbott told state lawmakers last week...

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...

BISD student-athlete tests positive for COVID-19

The Brownsville Independent School District confirmed Tuesday in a statement that a student-athlete tested positive for COVID-19, coming after the district decided Monday to...

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...

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...

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 says district employee tests positive for COVID-19

The Brownsville Independent School District confirms that an employee with the district has tested positive for coronavirus. In an email to employees of the BISD...

BISD issues statement on freedom of expression in Floyd protests

The Brownsville Independent School District issued a statement Tuesday from Superintendent Rene Gutierrez concerning graduates who express feelings about George Floyd, the Houston native...

BISD’s Leal named top Region 7 athletic administrator

Brownsville Independent School District athletic director Gilbert D. Leal was named the Region 7 athletic administrator of the year by the Texas High School...

Reliable Source: New public information director comes onboard at BISD

Jason E. Moody, the Brownsville Independent School District’s new Director of Public Relations and Community Engagement, plans to tell BISD’s story from the positive...

BISD finalizing graduation plans; Commencements to begin in June

The Brownsville Independent School District is finalizing graduation plans for the district’s seven early college high schools. Ceremonies will be held on successive nights...