Keith McBurnett

Wed
21
Feb

McBurnett named Citizen of the Year

Lew K. Cohn/Burnet Bulletin

Burnet Chamber of Commerce board member Ben Farmer, right, presents the Thomas C. Ferguson Outstanding Citizen of the Year Award to Burnet CISD superintendent Keith McBurnett at the annual chamber awards banquet held Saturday, Feb. 17. Applauding him are, from left, board members Crista Tate, Mark Lunsford and Sherri Wisner.

 

 

 

 

 

By Savanna Gregg

Burnet Bulletin

A sign of a strong community is the generosity and kindness its members offer to each other, all for the benefit of the group as a whole. The people of Burnet exhibit these traits daily, from something as small as a smile, to selflessly donating time and effort to someone in need.

On Saturday, Feb. 17, the people of Burnet came together to celebrate the accomplishments of these people and the difference they continue to make in the community at the 63rd annual Burnet Chamber of Commerce Awards Banquet at the Burnet Community Center.

The night began with the Pledge of Allegiance led by Mark Lunsford, and the invocation offered by Gary Wideman.

As presented every year, the BCISD Hall of Honor Awards were given to deserving former BCISD employees and graduates in recognition of their achievements and service to the school district and community.

Wed
20
Dec

School closure procedures outlined on web

It was wonderful to see snow flurries in our area just over 10 days ago. Along with the excitement of that first snowfall also come the questions of whether school is going to be delayed or closed.

Fortunately for us, schools were not impacted in our area during that first snowfall, but it is important for you to know that we were working our inclement weather plan by monitoring weather conditions and roads. To avoid any confusion, parents and community members should assume school will start as planned unless they receive notice otherwise.

Our staff begins reviewing road conditions at 3:30 a.m. with the goal of making any delay or closure decision by 5 a.m. Once a decision is made, then a comprehensive communication plan is launched on multiple platforms including web, social media, automated calls, and news outlets. An overview of the District’s Bad Weather/School Closure procedures can be found on the District’s homepage at burnetcisd.net under the District tab.

Tue
24
Oct

Residents ask TxDOT for TX 29 center lane

Local resident Tara Luke speaks to TxDOT Austin District Engineer Terry McCoy about the possibility of reducing the speed limit on Texas 29 during a Burnet County Commissioners Court meeting Tuesday.

 

By Lew K. Cohn

Managing Editor

Burnet Bulletin

A full courtroom of Burnet County residents appeared before the Commissioners Court Tuesday morning, asking what can be done to add a continuous left-turn lane and other safety improvements to Texas 29 between Burnet and Bertram after a number of fatal accidents on the highway.

They had their questions answered by Texas Department of Transportation Austin District Engineer Terry McCoy, a Burnet County native whose district oversees state highways in 11 counties, including Burnet County.

Burnet County Judge James Oakley, who sits on the board of the Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization (CAMPO) — which oversees how federal highway funds are prioritized in a six-county region, including Burnet County — said the safety issues being identified by Burnet County and CAMPO are not just limited to Texas 29.

Fri
14
Jul

Gilmore named new BCISD director of human resources

 

Michele Gilmore

 

Michele Gilmore has been named the Burnet Consolidated Independent School District's new director of human resources.

Gimore will take over July 31 for Contessa Huffman, who is leaving the district after five years to take the position of executive director of human resources at Leander ISD.

“We are excited to have someone with Michele's experience joining our team,” said superintendent Keith McBurnett. “Michele is a proven leader who will focus on continuous improvement for the human resources department and the district.

“Contessa developed many of the human resource systems and processes that we will use for years to come. We are a better district today because of Contessa’s contributions and we wish her well in her transition to Leander ISD.” 

Gilmore has more than 10 years experience in human resources for Killeen ISD. Prior to working in human resources, Gilmore was a teacher, campus instructional specialist and assistant principal.

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.

 

Wed
17
Aug

Burkhart takes reigns as BHS Principal

BY CHRISTI BERTELSON/BURNET BULLETIN

 

Casey Burkhart is no stranger to the Burnet Consolidated Independent School District (BCISD) after he has served as Assistant Principal at Burnet High School since 2012.

“I grew up coming to Lake Buchanan and always pictured myself as becoming part of the community here,” said Burkhart.

Burkhart who grew up in Taylor, Texas, graduated from Thrall High School, which is a rural community like Burnet, just outside of Taylor.

In his early years, Burkhart blossomed in the Taylor community with his two sisters Kristi and Emma, as well as his parents Mark and Devvie.

Burkhart then spent his middle school and high school years with his dad and stepmother Susan after his father remarried following his divorce from Devvie.

“I get a lot of my attributions from my mom as well as my dad and Susan,” said Burkhart.

Thu
28
Jul

BCISD Superintendent Newsletter

BY KEITH MCBURNETT/ BCISD SUPERINTENDENT OF SCHOOLS

 

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