Birdville ISD Superintendent Dr. Darrell Brown announced the appointment of Shane Conklin, Ed.D., as principal of the new Cheney Hills Elementary. The new campus was approved by voters as part of the 2018 Bond and is scheduled to open August 2021. Students from Major Cheney Elementary at South Birdville and Richland Elementary will come together in August to become the student body of Cheney Hills Elementary.
Conklin has been principal of Major Cheney Elementary at South Birdville since July 2020. Prior to joining Birdville ISD, he was assistant superintendent of curriculum and instruction in Decatur ISD, director of student and staff services in Coppell ISD, director of human resources in Granbury ISD, director of secondary education and leadership in White Settlement ISD, and principal in Crowley and Northwest ISD's. He has also served as a teacher and wrestling/football coach.
He earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Northern Iowa, his master’s degree from The University of Texas at Arlington, and doctorate from Nova Southeastern University.
On Thursday, Nov. 22, BISD’s board of trustees approved Cheney Hills Elementary as the name of the new partner elementary replacing Cheney and Richland elementary schools. A committee made up of community members from Richland Elementary and Major Cheney Elementary recommended several names, possible school colors, and mascots to a subcommittee of the Board. The Board subcommittee recommended to the full Board to name the new school Cheney Hills Elementary. The school colors shall be red and blue with an accent of gold, and they (staff and students) shall be known as the Cardinals [the mascot]. The Board unanimously approved the recommendations. This new campus was approved by voters in the 2018 bond and is scheduled to open in fall 2021.
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TEA’s announcement in January that in order to participate in STAAR/EOC assessments this spring, a student must be present at school. That announcement was followed by the Texas Tribune’s interview with Commissioner Morath on Feb. 11. View complete message with details.
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Birdville ISD Superintendent Dr. Darrell Brown announced on March 9 that the District is joining forces with Texas Health Resources to offer COVID-19 vaccinations to all District employees. This includes part-time and/or substitute employees. Click to read complete details.
BISD’s board of trustees met in a special meeting on Monday, March 8 to discuss the District’s current procedure requiring the wearing of face masks in all District facilities. This meeting resulted from Texas Education Agency (TEA) Commissioner Mike Morath’s recent update of the public health guidance for schools as it relates to wearing masks. > Read more
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Because of the winter storm Feb. 15–19, BISD is adjusting the fourth, fifth and sixth six-weeks grading periods. View complete details.
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