January is School Board Recognition Month and Birdville ISD will join other districts across the state to thank these local leaders for their dedication and willingness to serve as advocates for our children and public schools. As elected officials, they are the voices of their communities, serving first and foremost in the best interest of Texas schoolchildren.
“Even though we are making a special effort in January to show appreciation to our board members, we realize their many contributions reflect a year-round commitment. They generously give of themselves to ensure that decisions directly affecting our schools are made by representatives of the BISD community, people who are close to our schools and know our teachers, parents and students,” said Dr. Darrell G. Brown, Birdville ISD superintendent.
“Board members shoulder critical responsibilities and often make difficult decisions. Their ultimate goal is always focused on the future success of the children in BISD,” Brown said. “It’s more important than ever before that the public supports our schools so that our students graduate college, career and future ready. Our board members provide vision and leadership in their roles as advocates, and they will continue to stand up for public education and guard against anything that takes away from our children,” he said.
Board members serving Birdville ISD are:
- Dolores Webb, president;
- Joe Tolbert, vice-president
- Richard Davis, secretary
- Sharon Mylius;
- Jack McCarty;
- Ralph Kunkel; and
- Taylor Anderson.
“Birdville ISD benefits from the tireless work and countless hours contributed by these local citizens, who volunteer and work without pay. Serving as a crucial link between the community and classroom, this board is responsible for an annual budget of $238.6 million, 23,800 students, 3,006 employees, and 33 campuses. Please help us thank these dedicated volunteers for their efforts to make a difference and their unfailing commitment to the continued success of our students now and in the future,” Brown said.