Bandera Bulldogs vs.
Lytle Pirates 
J.R.Alexander’s Hill Country Nation Game of the Week will be the Lytle Pirates at the Bandera Bulldogs Friday August 26th, 2016. Friday Night’s Game will air on Saturday August 27th, 2016 at 8am on KERV 1230AM and online at Visit for game details. Play by Play with J.R.Alexander.  Be sure to download the Free KERV 1230AM App on your smartphone and listen to the Game of the Week this Saturday at 8am. Just search KERV 1230AM in your App store.
 Hill Country Nation
Make Every Day Count
Compulsory school attendance is the law. September is Attendance Awareness Month and the Bandera ISD schools want to remind our parents that one of the keys to student success is being in the classroom each and every day.  Even the world's best teachers, lesson plans and curriculum are of no value to students who are not in class to benefit from them.  Attendance is a critical measure in school and student performance because it is one of the best predictors of high school graduation rates and college readiness rates. 
When students reach a chronic number of absences, the State of Texas defines for public and charter schools specific legal guidelines that districts must follow by law.  Parents can work with the school by providing documentation of doctor visits, illness or family emergencies that have an impact on their students' attendance rate. The BISD Parent Portal is also a helpful tool for parents to monitor their child's absences at any grade level.
Our district has already started the school year off with a higher attendance record than last year. "Our administrative team wants to work as partners in your child's academic progress," said Superintendent Regina Howell.  If you feel that you need additional resources or support in understanding the law in Texas on attendance, please do not hesitate to contact your campus administrator or BISD Director of Counseling, Bonnie Hale at the Central Administration Office (830-796-6209). 


School Start and Release Times

School First Bell Tardy Bell Release
BHS 8:00 AM 8:05 AM 3:35 PM
BMS 7:50 AM 7:55 AM 3:25 PM
AES 7:50 AM 8:00 AM 3:20 PM
HCE 7:50 AM 8:00 AM 3:20 AM