July 31
Policy Committee Meeting

August 1
Last Day of BISD Summer Schedule

August 4-8
Operation Lone Star

August 5
Board Meeting

August 7-8
Campus Administrators' Back to School Conference

August 14-15
New Teacher Inservices

August 16
Back to School Health Fair

August 18-19
Campus Staff Development Days

August 20
District Staff Development Day

August 21-22
Teacher Preparation Days

August 21
BISD Vendor Fair

August 25
First Class Day

August 28
Summer Graduation

2014-2015 Elementary
School Supply List
New Student
Dress Codes
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Operation Lone Star Offers Health Services in August
Operation Lone Star will be held in Brownsville, Texas on August 4-8 at Manzano Middle School, located at 2580 W. Alton Gloor Boulevard. Residents who visit Manzano will receive a range of free health services. Operation Lone Star is an annual joint military and civil humanitarian medical mission. The purpose of this collaborative effort is to conduct Medical Innovative Readiness Training Exercises while simultaneously providing free medical services to residents across the Rio Grande Valley. Operation Lone Star has provided free health and medical services to Brownsville citizens for many years. View the detailed information in English and Spanish.
Preparing for the New Year
BISD Superintendent Dr. Carl A. Montoya has announced the administrative reassignments and area assistant superintendent cluster assignments for the 2014-2015 school Year. View the reassignments/AA clusters.
No Tax Weekend
Texas Tax Free Weekend will be held on August 8-10. View the fine print and details.
Policy EIE (Local) Suspended for
2014-2015 School Year
In 2012, the State Board of Education reviewed and revised the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) for mathematics in kindergarten through grade 8 as well as for high school mathematics courses. The 2014-2015 school year will be the first year of implementation for the newly revised mathematics TEKS for kindergarten through grade 8. TEA has indicated that due to the extensive nature of the changes in mathematics, TEKS for kindergarten through grade 8 and the STAAR testing program for students in grades 3-8 will be significantly affected. The spring 2015 STAAR mathematics assessment for students in grades 3-8 will involve a unique administration based on curriculum frameworks created with the revised TEKS. The 2014-2015 school year, the Student Success Initiative (SSI) retest opportunities for grades 5 and 8 mathematics will not be offered in May and June 2015. Please note that the SSI will still be in effect for reading for grades 5 and 8. View the BISD Board Resolution.
New BISD Employee Dress Code and Grooming Guidelines
At the Rescheduled Regular Board Meeting held on July 15, 2014, Trustees approved the District Employee Dress Code and Grooming Guidelines for the 2014-2015 school year. The guidelines were developed by a committee composed of district and campus administrators, teachers, and paraprofessionals. View the new guidelines.
Elementary Math & Science Professional Development Opportunities!
The newly adopted math and science textbooks will be arriving on campuses in the near future. The Curriculum and Instruction Department will be offering teacher trainings from July 28 through July 30, 2014. Please view this link for dates and times. For more information, call 548-8121.
Substitute Teacher Information
The application will be open online until Monday, July 21, 2014. Please call the Human Resource Department at 548-8051 to verify that your application and documentation (i.e., reference forms and transcripts) have been submitted for processing.

Deadline to submit documentation is Monday, July, 28, 2014.

•Complete Substitute Teacher Application (Visit
•Submit high school diploma or GED equivalent in English that is recognized by the Texas Education Agency or a regional accrediting agency (Title I and NCLB-No Child Left Behind Act Requirement).
•Submit proof of associate degree.
•Submit proof of associate degree or higher; or minimum of forty-eight (48) semester college credit hours. (Remedial, vocational, technical and repeated courses will not be accepted.)
•Complete references (3 supervisors).
•Complete mandatory online training program which will be available July 29 through August 22, 2014.
Eat for Free at BISD
Summer is here but the meals continue! BISD Food and Nutrition Service will provide free meals to children 0 to 18 years of age at several designated school and community sites in Brownsville. Free meals are not limited to BISD students. Anyone 18 years of age or younger is welcome to eat for free. The program begins at most locations on Monday, June 9. To encourage participation, children can also enter a contest to win great prizes just by eating at school from June 9 – 27. Chances to win are multiplied when children eat two meals a day for a total of 10 entries in a week. Drawings will be held every Friday until June 27. Adults may purchase a meal at the nominal cost of $2.00 for breakfast and $3.25 for lunch. Fresh fruit, cold milk, healthy breakfast, and nutritious lunches are all available for free. Call (956) 547-5086 to learn more. View BISD Summer Child Nutrition Program sites, dates and times.
It’s Summer!
Brownsville ISD will offer several academic and recreational programs to students this summer. Free nutritious meals are also available to all children in the community, ages 0 to 18. Most programs will begin on Monday, June 9. View the summer opportunities.

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