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BISD receives backpacks from SpaceX, PBI

The Brownsville Independent School District received 500 backpacks filled with school supplies from SpaceX and PBI — a construction company that is working for...

Mask up: BISD to sue Abbott over mandate ban

By a unanimous vote Thursday afternoon, the Brownsville Independent School District Board of Trustees authorized a lawsuit against Texas Gov. Greg Abbott to allow...

BISD to pursue mask mandate; District may file suit against Abbott

The Brownsville Independent School District could take Texas Gov. Gregg Abbott to task over his executive order prohibiting mask mandates in schools. On Monday the...

BISD’s Gutiérrez to serve on Region One executive committee

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Brownsville Independent School District Superintendent René Gutiérrez has been elected to the Region One Executive Committee for the 2021–2023 term. Gutiérrez replaces Hafedh Azaiez, who...

BISD launches new recycling effort

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The Brownsville Independent School District has launched a recycling campaign called Recycling Mattters at BISD to demonstrate the district’s commitment to recycle throughout the...

50-Year Run: Longtime Villareal Elementary secretary retires

Janie Cortez still remembers being a first-grader at Olmito Elementary School nearly 70 years ago. Now she's retiring as the school's longtime secretary, completing...

TEA nixes proposal to allow continued online education

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Texas Education Agency Commissioner Mike Morath has rejected a proposal submitted by dozens of South Texas superintendents earlier this week that would have given...

Cortez calls TEA refusal to offer flexibility to Valley schools shameful

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State Board of Education Member Ruben Cortez expressed disappointment Friday over Texas Education Agency Commissioner Mike Morath's refusal to approve a proposal signed by...

Superintendents seek distance learning waiver

BISD Superintendent Rene Gutierrez and other superintendents in the Region One Educational Service Center have sent a letter to Texas Education Commissioner Mike Morath...

BISD teachers to receive $400 bonus

The Brownsville Independent School District Board of Trustees has approved a one-time payment of $400 to all full-time employees as bonus compensation for working...
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