Birdville ISD Superintendent Dr. Darrell Brown announced Kerri Sands’ appointment as Multi-Tiered Systems of Support (MTSS) Coordinator. Sands has been principal at Richland Elementary since 2015.
The MTSS Coordinator will help develop and implement a consistent multi-tiered support model of tiered intervention processes and procedures across the District and ensure that the District’s MTSS program complies with state requirements. Tiered interventions are for students who struggle with reading and math. As MTSS Coordinator, Sands will be working with all levels, as well as other District staff, to assist with planning and providing support for summer school programs.
Sands will begin her new position on July 1, 2021.
Get groceries on Saturdays in January: Jan. 16, Jan. 23 and Jan. 30 (while supplies last)! Provided by the Tarrant Area Food Bank—distribution begins at 10 a.m. at the BISD Plaza in North Richland Hills. Enter the parking lot at 6361 Boulevard 26.
BISD is currently accepting referrals for kindergarten and first grade students who would like to be screened for GATE (Gifted and Talented Education) services. BISD gathers multiple measures during the screening process that include standardized testing and input on observed gifted behaviors from parents and classroom teachers. Additional data may be collected and considered for individual students as requested by the GATE Placement Committee. Screening will be conducted during the months of February–March 2021. If your child is receiving face-to-face instruction on campus during that time, then he/she will complete the screening process at school. If your child is learning remotely during that time, you will be contacted by the GATE Department to make an appointment to come to a designated location for screening during the month of February.
To refer your child for screening for GATE services, complete the online GATE Parent Referral/Rating Form by Friday, January 29, 2021. This form is located at https://www.birdvilleschools.net/Page/55391. The form can be completed on any electronic device with internet access.