BCISD

Thu
29
Mar

Dr. Seuss Week makes reading whimsical

Burnet Police Chief Paul Nelson reads “The Butter Battle Book” to Ms. Clark and Lastly's Kindergarten classes at Shady Grove Elementary on Fri., March 9. Nelson was one of many community members who volunteered to celebrate Dr. Seuss Week at Shady Grove Elementary from March 5 to March 9. “The Butter Battle Book” teaches readers that though some people are different from others, there is no reason everyone can't get along.

Savanna Gregg

Burnet Bulletin

“The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go!”

Dr. Seuss' words of wisdom can be recognized from a mile away, no matter one's age or temperament. He is one of the most celebrated children's authors of all time, and BCISD Parent-Volunteer Coordinator Darlene Denton has made it a goal to spread his magic and ideals to children throughout BCISD.

Denton has gone above and beyond to teach students about Dr. Seuss and the values he continues to instill in children's minds through his colorful, whimsical stories.

In 2001, Denton took members of the BHS girls basketball team to the elementary school to read their favorite Dr. Seuss stories to the children.

Wed
23
Aug

Burnet CISD lowers tax rate by four cents

Monday, Aug. 21, was a busy day for the Burnet Consolidated Independent School District, and not just because it was the first day of school.

After holding a public hearing earlier in the evening, the BCISD Board of Trustees adopted the 2017-2018 budget of $28 million and a tax rate that includes a four-cent reduction in the overall tax rate from $1.32 per $100 valuation to $1.28 per $100 valuation during its regular monthly meeting.

The reduction in tax rate will take place in the interest and sinking rate, which covers interest on bond debt for facilities. The district will drop its I&S rate from 28 cents per $100 valuation to 24 cents per $100 valuation. The district's maintenance and operations rate, which covers operating costs like salaries, benefits and utility bills, will remain the same as last year at $1.04 per $100 valuation.

Wed
14
Dec

BCISD board appoints Williams to vacancy

By Lew K. Cohn

Managing Editor

Burnet Bulletin

A former Burnet Consolidated Independent School District trustee will be returning to the board until the May election after he was appointed to replace trustee Jim Luther Jr. at Monday night's regular board meeting.

Charles Williams, who left the board earlier this year, was chosen in a 6-0 vote to replace Luther, who announced his resignation last month, effective Dec. 30, after he was elected the new Burnet County Precinct 1 commissioner.

Board President Andy Feild said Monday night due to the short timeframe between when the appointee is sworn in to the board and the May election, the board was only considering candidates with previous school board experience as replacements for Luther.

Wed
12
Oct

Join me for coffee, conversation

By Keith McBurnett/ BCISD Superintendent of Schools

 

I hope you will join me tomorrow morning for coffee and tea with the superintendent.  In addition to coffee and tea, I will be serving up intimate conversations and informative updates. This morning edition of a community forum will be on Thursday, Oct. 13 at 8 a.m. at the Parent Resource Center located next to the Central Office at 208 East Brier. Feel free to stop by, even if just to say hello, and grab a cup of coffee on your way to work. I would like to offer special thanks to MOJO Coffee for sponsoring our morning meeting.

 

Wed
05
Oct

Sip with the Super, or apply for a position

The next Coffee and Tea with the Superintendent will be held on Thursday, Oct. 13 at 8 a.m.

Community members and parents are welcome to join Burnet CISD Superintendent Keith McBurnett for pastries, intimate conversation and informative updates at the Parent Resource Center at 202 E Brier Street, where they can share questions and suggestions about the district.

Visit www.burnetcisd.net for more information.

To get more directly involved with BCISD, apply for a position with the district. District officials are seeking an elementary teacher for Shady Grove Elementary, a Licensed Vocational Nurse for Burnet Middle School, an Instructional Partner for Life Skills at Burnet High School, a part-time lunch room monitor at Shady Grove Elementary, and school bus drivers and trainees.

Wed
28
Sep

School board sets priorities for the 2016-17 school year

From the superitendent's desk

Keith McBurnett

 

As we wrap up the first six weeks of school, I want to remind our community and families about the importance of students attending school on a regular basis. Student attendance is crucial to the financial health of the District, but it is even more critical to students being successful in the classroom. The simple fact is that students can’t learn if they aren’t in class. Did you know that high school students who miss school 10 days a year are three times more likely to drop out than students who miss five days? In Burnet CISD attendance counts because: students learn when they are in class, teachers have more time to teach and the District receives increased revenue. Improving student attendance is one of the most important ways our community can help schools be successful.

 

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