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BISD Board Elects Not to Call Bond for May Election

(Bastrop) – The Bastrop Independent School District Board of Trustees discussed the merits of a proposed $85 million bond in a special meeting held on Monday, February 13 and again Thursday, February 16. The Board took no action on calling an election for this May. Click the headline for full story.
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Student Transfer Window Opens

On March 1, 2017 the application process for student transfers will open. Transfer information is available in the Parent Resources section of our website. Applications are due no later than March 31, 2017 at 5:00 pm. Contact Linda Olivarez at 512-772-7100 with any questions or if you need assistance with the transfer process.
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BISD Child Development Center Earns Highest Designation

(Bastrop)—The Child Development Center at Cedar Creek Elementary has earned a 4-star designation by the Texas Rising Star program. The rating is the highest awarded by Texas Rising Star, which is a program of the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC). The Cedar Creek facility joins the Child Development Center at Emile Elementary, which had previously earned its 4-star designation.
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BMS Theater on a Global Stage

(Bastrop)--Bastrop Middle School theater students will make history when they perform We Will Rock You The Musical at the Jerry Fay Wilhelm Performing Arts Center. This will mark the first time a middle school has performed the musical on any stage in the world since it typically is performed by high school students and young adults. A total of 75 students are involved in the historic production, which opens Friday.
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January is School Board Recognition Month

January is School Board Recognition Month, and Bastrop ISD is proud to join other districts across the state in thanking our local leaders for their dedication and advocacy on behalf of public schools. As elected officials, our board members are voices for the community, always serving first and foremost in the best interest of public schoolchildren. Click the headline for the full story.
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BISD Begins Winter Break December 19

Bastrop ISD will be closed for Winter Break beginning December 19, 2016. Students return to class on Wednesday January 4, 2017. Staff returns for professional development and preparation on January 2, 2017. On behalf of BISD faculty and staff, we wish all of our families and safe and enjoyable holiday season!
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Post Election Feedback Wanted

The needs of Bastrop ISD are real and rooted in the growth we know is happening in our community over the next 10 years. To help the Board of Trustees and district leadership decide how best to proceed as it relates to meeting these needs through a future bond election and tax ratification election, we would appreciate your participation in a brief, confidential survey. You can access the survey until December 31, 2016. The survey is available in English at http://www.goo.gl/PvDTCr and Spanish at http://www.goo.gl/7K4NEg.

For questions, contact Kristi Lee, Executive Director of Communications, at 512-772-7106 or klee@bisdtx.org. Thank you in advance for your feedback!
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American Education Week Nov. 14-18

American Education Week—November 14-18, 2016—presents us with a wonderful opportunity to celebrate public education and honor individuals who are making a difference in ensuring that every child receives a quality education.
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