Keith McBurnett


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.


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.


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.



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.

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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.


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.



Burkhart takes reigns as BHS Principal



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.


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