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Burnet CISD shines light on ACE after-school program Oct. 23

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR BURNET — Bertram Elementary Principal Terra Singletary knows how important an after-school program is to her students, campus and community. She’s witness to that just about every day as almost half her student body participates in ACE. “In Bertram, there really isn’t any option after school for our kids,” Singletary said. [...]

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Donation to Burnet High School to help purchase laptops

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF BURNET — D.I.J. Construction has donated more than $12,000 to the Burnet High School science department for the purchase of laptop computers. The Burnet Consolidate Independent School District board of trustees approved accepting the $12,403.25 donation during its regular board meeting Oct. 20.

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Burnet CISD offers belated diplomas to service members who left school early

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — During World War II, it wasn’t uncommon for a young man to drop out of high school to join the military and serve his country. This practice even took place during other conflicts, from the Korean and Vietnam wars right up to the most recent ones in the Middle East. What [...]

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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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