Burnet CISD

Wed
09
Oct

BCISD leads Central Texas in compensation, benefits; report details salaries, turnover, workplace quality

By Savanna Gregg

Staff Writer

Burnet Bulletin

Ahead of large area school districts such as Georgetown and Liberty Hill ISD, Burnet CISD was able to offer its staff the highest starting salary and best benefits package in Central Texas for the 2019-2020 school year.

“The Board and Administration are very excited that Burnet CISD leads the Hill Country in compensation and benefits for our staff,” said Superintendent Keith McBurnett. “Being a leader in these two areas did not happen by accident, but rather it is a product of purposeful planning, and setting priorities during the budget development process. The Board set the vision, and charged the Administration to make it happen.”

Fri
20
Sep

Rotary hosts scholarship night

Savanna Gregg/Burnet Bulletin
Members of the community excitedly celebrated the reaching of a goal of $1 million of funds raised by the past seven Suzanne Johnson Scholarship Endowment Fundraisers in the middle of the live auction at the event's Grand Finale on Saturday, Sept. 15. This year, the torch has been passed to the Rotary Club of Burnet to continue the annual fundraisers geared toward raising funds for graduating Burnet CISD seniors. The first Rotary Scholarship Night will be held Saturday, Sept. 21 at Hidden River Ranch, Lampasas.

 

 

 

 

 

 

By Savanna Gregg

Staff Writer

Burnet Bulletin

After the Suzanne Johnson Scholarship Endowment Fundraiser's Grand Finale last September, the torch was passed along to the Rotary Club of Burnet to continue the legacy of raising funds for Burnet CISD graduates.

Rotary Scholarship Night, scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 21, will be full of delicious food, live music, fun and fellowship in support of the Hill Country Community Foundation, instilling the philanthropic values of selfless members of the community and supporting that community's students.

Wed
18
Sep

City, County, BCISD fight hunger

Savanna Gregg/Burnet Bulletin

 

City of Burnet Mayor Crista Goble Bromley issued a proclamation declaring September as Burnet County Hunger Awareness Month at the regular City Council meeting Tuesday, Sept. 10.

Bromley was joined by LACare Director Lottie McCorkle (left) and Burnet County Hunger Alliance member Shauna Thrane at the meeting, who shared statistics regarding hunger in the Burnet County area and invited Council and citizens to do their part in combating it.

In 2018, LACare served 2,376 families, 6,958 individuals, and 139 new families in need of assistance in the Burnet Consolidated Independent School District – an approximately 750-square-mile region reaching from Tow to Briggs. Just last month, LACare helped 338 families (including 29 new families), consisting of 989 individuals.

“Our numbers are increasing big time, and our food bills go up,” said McCorkle. “We are fortunate that our community does help, but our numbers are going up.

Tue
10
Sep

McBurnett's contract extended through 2023

Special to the Bulletin

The Burnet CISD Board of Trustees met on September 3 for the annual summative evaluation of the Superintendent. In addition to conducting the evaluation, the Board of Trustees unanimously voted to extend the contract of Superintendent Keith McBurnett through June 30, 2023. McBurnett became the Superintendent of Burnet CISD on March 27, 2012.

Wed
07
Aug

New CarRiderPro system enhances BCISD safety

By Savanna Gregg

Staff Writer

Burnet Bulletin

With safety for its students always a top priority, the Burnet Consolidated Independent School District plans to implement a system which will assist parents and educators in the often stressful activity of afternoon pick-up.

The CarRiderPro system will make its way to Bertram and RJ Richey Elementary Schools at the beginning of the school year, and later to Shady Grove Elementary.

“It is the District’s commitment to continuous improvement that led to the implementation of the CarRiderPro system,” said Superintendent Keith McBurnett. “We routinely have discussions about our major systems, and how to make improvements to them.

“The car rider pickup line is a challenge at any elementary campus, and we have been having discussions about how to develop a system that is safer and more efficient,” McBurnett added.

Wed
24
Jul

Burnet CISD trustees propose lower tax rate

Frank Shubert/Burnet Bulletin
Burnet Bulletin staff writer Savanna Gregg, right, was named to the Texas Association of School Boards media honor roll by the Burnet Consolidated Independent School District. Superintendent Keith McBurnett, left, presented a certificate to Gregg Monday, July 22.

 

 

 

 

By Savanna Gregg

Staff Writer

Burnet Bulletin

At their regularly scheduled meeting Monday, July 22, Burnet CISD Trustees proposed a new tax rate for the 2019-2020 school year for maintenance and operations and debt service.

The proposed tax rate will lower the maintenance and operations rate from $1.06 to $0.99, and the interest and sinking (debt services) rate from $0.20 to $0.195, for a total rate of $1.185 compared to last year’s $1.26 tax rate.

If passed, this will be the fourth year in a row that the District has reduced the tax rate for the upcoming school year, according to Superintendent Keith McBurnett.

This proposed rate will be discussed at a public hearing at 6:30 p.m. on August 26 at the Burnet CISD Central Office, 208 East Brier.

Thu
27
Jun

BMS welcomes LeJeune as new Principal

An Important Announcement from Burnet CISD Superintendent Keith McBurnett:

Burnet CISD is proud to welcome Jeremy LeJeune as the principal of Burnet Middle School. LeJeune comes to Burnet CISD from Pflugerville ISD, where he served as principal of Dessau Middle School the past 4 years. Dessau Middle School is an AVID National Demonstration School, and that honor is earned by less than 2 percent of schools with AVID programs. Prior to that, he served as Assistant Principal at Pflugerville High School for six years. LeJeune was named the Texas Association of Secondary School Principals (TASSP) Region 13 Middle School Principal of the Year during the 2018-2019 school year. He was previously named the TASSP Region 13 Assistant Principal of the Year.

Wed
01
May

Little Free Library opens for BCISD youth

Savanna Gregg/Burnet Bulletin
Many community members, including Mayor Crista Goble Bromley, Burnet CISD administration, and Bertram PD K-9 Max, join Parent-Volunteer Coordinator Darlene Denton and the Bulldog BROS and Dynamic DIVA Dawgs for the ribbon cutting of their new Free Little Library on Tuesday, April 23.

 

 

 

 

By Savanna Gregg

Staff Writer

Burnet Bulletin

The minds of children are hungry for knowledge, and being exposed to literature at an early age has proven to be beneficial to them as they grow older. Soon, the children learn to read more words on their own, expanding their imaginations and vocabularies to limitless levels and taking their minds to numerous places.

A new installation in Burnet will provide area children with the opportunity to read a book whenever they please, ensuring knowledge and growth of little minds in the community for years to come.

On Tuesday, April 23, Burnet CISD's Bulldog BROS and Dynamic DIVA Dawgs welcomed a Little Free Library to the Parent Resource Center, located at 202 East Brier Street, with a special ribbon cutting ceremony. There were many different facets to the completion of the project, and the finished product was well worth the effort.

Tue
09
Apr

Bertram Elementary Pre-K and Kinder registration to take place April 23

Pre-K and Kindergarten round-up will take place in the Bertram Elementary School library Tuesday, April 23. 

Read the details in the flyer above before attending. For more information, call 512-355-2111.

Tue
09
Apr

Shady Grove Pre-K and Kindergarten round-up taking place April 23

Pre-K and Kindergarten Registration will be held at the Shady Grove Elementary library on Tuesday, April 23, 2019 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Read the requirements in the flyer above.

For more information, call the school at 512-756-2126.

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