Burnet CISD


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


State of the Community Address scheduled for Wednesday, Mar. 6

All City of Burnet and Burnet CISD citizens are invited to the annual State of the Community Address tomorrow, Wednesday, March 6, at the Burnet Community Center.
Guests will enjoy a free barbecue lunch and a delicious dessert prepared by the BHS Culinary Arts students and hear from Burnet Mayor Crista Goble Bromley and Burnet CISD Superintendent Keith McBurnett as they address successes of the past year and goals for the future.

Doors open 11:30 a.m.
Meal served at 11:45 a.m.
Program begins at 12:00 p.m.



Smokin' the competition! Burnet CISD brings home culinary gold

Contributed/Chef Mike Erickson, BCISD
Left: The Burnet UnderDAWGs brought home the gold medal at the State of Texas High School BBQ Championship regional qualifier at Bell County Expo Center in Belton and will advance to the state championship, to be held at Burnet High School next year. Team members, from left, include Martin Palacios, reserve champion chicken; Eric Ramirez, first place dessert; Sativa Yarbrough, fourth place ribs; Brandon Schwausch, first place beans; Caden Hart, fourth place brisket.
Right: Caden Hart of the Burnet BBQ UnderDAWGs prepares a raw brisket for competition at the State of Texas High School BBQ Championship regional qualifier at the Bell County Expo Center in Belton. Hart won fourth place in brisket to help the UnderDAWGs take first place overall team.










From staff reports

The Burnet High School BBQ UnderDAWGS culinary team came home grand champions after they smoked the competition in the State of Texas High School BBQ Championship Regional Qualifier in Belton on Wednesday, Nov. 21.

The UnderDAWGS came out on top of six other high school teams, including students from Pflugerville ISD, Austin ISD, Leander ISD, and Goldthwaite ISD.

Each crew member took home an $8,000 scholarship to the Escoffier School of Culinary Arts and together, the team will advance to the State of Texas BBQ Championship, which is scheduled for May 3-4, 2019, at Burnet High School.

In addition to the competition, students had the chance to expand their cookout skills with a BBQ educational symposium, learning the basics from experts and mentors.


BCISD approves alternative path for graduation

Savanna Gregg/Burnet Bulletin
BCISD Superintendent Keith McBurnett presents RJ Richey Elementary School students Hannah Brooks, Rylan Dowd, and Aaron Butter with certificates for their leading the room in the Pledges of Allegiance at the beginning of the Nov. 12 Board meeting. RJ Richey Elementary Principal BJ Gates (right) introduced the students to the Board, who were chosen to lead the room in the Pledges because of their accomplishments in the American Reading Company program.






By Savanna Gregg

Burnet Bulletin

Students who graduated from Burnet High School but did not meet academic standards in order to receive a diploma may get a second chance to acquire their diploma as Burnet CISD trustees approved a resolution for alternative graduation requirements at the Nov. 12 Board meeting.

Students who entered the ninth grade before the 2011-12 school year and met all requirements for the year they were in that grade but fell short in the assessments required to receive a diploma may be eligible to graduate if they meet these alternative requirements.

Eligible students must show competence in subject areas related to assessments with which they originally struggled through one or more of the following factors, according to the resolution:


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