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Marble Falls, Burnet leaders praise ruling on school finance

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR AUSTIN — When State District Judge John Dietz ruled Aug. 28 that the Texas school finance system was unconstitutional, he wasn’t telling local school superintendents something they didn’t already know.

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Theft of Burnet girl’s school supplies money leads to giving

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR BURNET — All 9-year-old Karen Lewis wanted to do was help her parents. So instead of her mother and father dipping into their tight budget for her school supplies, Karen worked and saved $35 for the items.

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New leadership, same spirit for Burnet band

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR BURNET — Being the new face in town sometimes can be difficult, especially when your charged with leading the largest spirit organization in the community. Jason Jones stepped into that situation when he joined the Burnet High School staff in July as the new band director.

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Burnet CISD board puts $26.75 million bond on Nov. 4 ballot

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF BURNET — Board members of the Burnet Consolidated Independent School District voted 6-to-1 during its regular meeting Aug. 18 to call a bond election totaling $26.75 million on the Nov. 4 ballot.

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Burnet schools earn state distinctions

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — Despite a more “rigorous” set of standards this past academic year, the Burnet Consolidated Independent School District students and staff nailed their studies.

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Burnet, Marble Falls afterschool program garners state honors, plans for stellar year

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR MARBLE FALLS — When Kerri O’Connor, the director of the new Burnet County Consortium, and her crew of educators kicked off the Texas Afterschool Centers on Education in Burnet and Marble Falls school districts last year, they wondered what the year would hold. Now, with a year under their belts [...]

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Burnet CISD building students’ futures with new magnet program

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR BURNET — Whenever a school unveils a new program, especially one that could transform a district, a campus and its students, there’s often a sense of uneasiness. But when Burnet High School opens its doors this year with a new pre-engineering magnet program, there is no apprehension at all.

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Ribbon cutting for Burnet school district’s Hall of Honor is Aug. 15

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — Now that the Burnet Consolidated Independent School District Hall of Honor has inducted its first class, officials are inviting recipients and their family back for an official ribbon cutting. That event is 11:15 a.m. Aug. 15 at the front office of Burnet High School, 1000 The Green Mile.

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Burnet school officials talk $26M bond, tax rate

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF BURNET — Action taken by the Texas Legislature almost four years ago reared its head during a Burnet Consolidated Independent School District discussion on a proposed bond package, teacher pay and campus maintenance.

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Burnet CISD releases school supply lists, registration dates

BURNET — The Burnet Consolidated Independent School District has released registration/enrollment dates for the 2014-2015 school year. The first day of school is Aug. 25.

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$26M bond for needed building upgrades, Burnet chief says

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF BURNET — A considered $26 million bond package might not be popular among taxpayers in the Burnet Consolidated Independent School District, but Superintendent Keith McBurnett says when residents are told how the money will be spent, they will see the need for it.

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Proposed $1.8M in Bulldog Field upgrades include artificial turf, bigger track

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF BURNET — About $1.8 million of a $26 million bond package being considered by Burnet Consolidated Independent School District includes upgrades to Bulldog Field, Superintendent Keith McBurnett said.

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Elections results from across Burnet County: old and new faces and one tie

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — Voters across Burnet County chose new faces and picked a few familiar ones for local councils and school boards. One of the most recognizable faces on the Granite Shoals city council is on the way back. Last year, Shirley King had to step down from the council due to term [...]

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Fourth ‘bomb threat’ triggers search of Burnet Middle School; classes resume

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — A fourth bomb scare at Burnet Middle School on April 30 disrupted sixth-grade classes for several hours as Burnet police and fire crews searched the sixth-grade campus. Officials reported about 10:45 a.m. the same day that no device was found and all the students had returned to classes and lessons [...]

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