Partners in Education
The Partners in Education Program (PIE) was developed and implemented to enhance the educational experience of our students and to increase opportunities for success. PIE unifies all members of our community around one central theme: the success of our children. Whether you are an individual, a member of a civic organization, small or large business, faith-based group, a non-profit organization, state or local governmental agency, or a parent, you have something to offer and contribute to one of the three programs that exist under the PIE umbrella. If you have questions about any of these programs, please contact Karen Trevino at (512) 772-7174 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
For a young person who is living through a particularly challenging time, a stable adult in their lives can be invaluable. Bastrop ISD is committed to creating and sustaining meaningful and potentially long-lasting relationships between caring adults and youth with our Mentor Program. Any person dedicated to spending the time it takes to make a positive difference in the life of a child is eligible to be a mentor. All you need to do is submit an application (along with a copy of a valid government-issued photo identification card). Once a background check is complete, you will be invited to a one-hour mentor orientation to guide you in becoming a successful mentor, including procedures, tips for working with students, recommended activities, and more. We accept applications for mentors all year long, and mentor orientations are held monthly. Our Mentor Coordinator at the campus you select will match you with a student who has been approved to have a mentor. Once a match has been made, you will receive a call to meet your mentee and tour the designated campus.
Complete a volunteer application in VOLY and sign up for the mentoring opportunity.
Career Mentor Program
Do you want to share your expertise and experience about your career with students from Bastrop ISD? We are seeking enthusiastic individuals who want to make a difference by meeting with high school students as they navigate their career paths. For more information on this program, visit https://www.bisdtx.org/Page/8575.
Volunteers in Public Schools (VIPS)
We wouldn't be as successful as we are without the support and dedication of our volunteers. There are numerous ways to volunteer, including supervising students as they arrive and depart the school grounds and during recess, planning or accompanying teachers and students on field trips, tutoring, decorating classrooms, helping plant a school garden, and organizing fundraising events. There are even ways to volunteer that don't require being on the campus such as taking care of classroom pets or plants during vacations, collecting materials for a classroom project, or making costumes, scenery, or props.
To learn about specific volunteer opportunities in our schools, sign up for a VOLY account at https://bastropisd.voly.org/.
Beginning May 2010 the Texas Department of Public Safety sent to school districts a new form that must be signed by each volunteer applicant before they can conduct a background check. This form gives the district permission to conduct a name and date of birth search only. The district is not requiring volunteer applicants to be fingerprinted. Bastrop ISD is not allowed to discuss any information obtained using the name search method, therefore we are offering applicants the opportunity to have a fingerprint search performed to clear any misidentification based on the name search. We apologize in advance for any inconvenience this may cause and promise to incorporate this mandate as seamlessly as possible.