Friday, July 5, 2019


BISD does have a lot of good programs, but unfortunately the focus on BISD is a dysfunctional board, and its contempt for special needs children.


At the beginning of each Board Meeting do a presentation on one of the technical programs as a way to educate those watching.  

There is so much more to BISD than a dysfunctional board and its contempt for special needs children.


Anonymous said...

Texas school board members (or trustees) are elected by the community to make important decisions about the local school system. Each Board of Trustees is entrusted by the public to translate the needs of students into policies, plans, and goals that will be supported by the community. The school board's primary responsibilities are to: Set the vision and goals for the district. Adopt policies that give the district direction to set priorities and achieve its goals. Hire and evaluate the superintendent. Adopt and oversee the annual budget. School boards are entrusted by the public to translate the needs of students into policies, plans, and goals that will be supported by the community.

The above responsibilities of the Board of Trustee are carried out at designated board meetings which have been announce with a specific date, time and agenda for specific actions of the board.

Your idea of having a presentation at the beginning of each board meeting for the purpose of disseminating information on the school district’s career and technical program is good but not needed. Such information is currently provided at the BISD’s Career and Technical Department website. What the school district should do is do a better job of disseminating this information using their media television channel KBSD-ITV). Career and technical programs available in the school district can be scheduled throughout the day in KBSD. Furthermore, this information can also be presented to the public during the time that the board member go into executive session while not taking away from the time of the scheduled board meeting agenda.

Another important thing that perhaps needs some improvement is how the district uses its Advisory Committees. School districts are encouraged to have Career and Technical Advisory Committees that can provide important information of the needs of the local business community: what jobs are available; what training is needed; what is the future of local business.

You keep writing about the need for forklift training, if you were a member of such advisory committees, you could be providing such information to the school district. A training that perhaps is much needed in our community.

Anonymous said...

They have it all wrong with the compadre system in which less qualified individuals take these positions without a clue of what they are supposed to do. They don't do their market research before implementing programs, look at the Fire fighter fiasco.