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Kurt Jones addresses the Bulldogs after a practice during the 2018 season. Staff photo by Jennifer Fierro

Kurt Jones sees opportunity in restructured Burnet CISD role

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO No one knows better than Kurt Jones the challenges of being the head football coach and athletic director at a school where the standard is set high. Being the head football coach at Burnet High School is an everyday job: one that requires watching massive amounts of film, developing offseason training […]

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School bus driver removes child who flashed unloaded BB gun

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — School officials are reminding parents to keep tabs on their children’s backpacks following an incident where an elementary student brought an unloaded BB gun onto the school bus in his backpack. Around 4 p.m. Oct. 10, witnesses on the Burnet Consolidated Independent School District bus noticed the child with the […]

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Burnet CISD athletic facilities get boost from $26.7 million bond

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF BURNET — A day after Burnet Consolidated Independent School District voters passed a $26.7 million bond, athletic director Kurt Jones expressed gratitude. That’s because voters approved upgrades to Bulldog Field, which equaled 6 percent of the overall bond, around $1.6 million. (more…)

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Burnet CISD holding presentations on $26.75M bond; election is Nov. 4

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — With the November election approaching, Burnet school district officials are hoping to address questions and concerns regarding a proposed $26.75 million bond on the upcoming ballot. (more…)

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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. (more…)

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Burnet officials clear middle school for third time

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — Burnet school officials found themselves evacuating the Burnet Middle School again April 18 after finding another “non-specific” bomb threat in a bathroom. The school was evacuated around 10:30 a.m. Burnet Police Department and Burnet Fire Department units searched the entire campus but found no evidence of a device and allowed […]

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ACE program has right ingredients for academic enrichment

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR BERTRAM — Buffy Jackson didn’t hesitate when she gave the Bertram Elementary School student the knife. She just handed it to over and then gave the youth an apple with simple instructions. (more…)

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LOCALS LOVE US: Sharon Schwartz is ‘ambassador’ for Burnet CISD

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF BURNET — Hanging on her filing cabinet, just behind her desk, is a sign that sums up the role of Burnet Consolidated Independent School District administrative assistant Sharon Schwartz. “I’m a school secretary,” it reads, “what’s your super power?” (more…)

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Burnet school officials cancel after-school activities and postpone playoff game Feb. 11

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — Burnet school officials are canceling or postponing all after-school activities scheduled for 5 p.m. or later Feb. 11 because of inclement weather. This includes the Burnet High School girls playoff basketball game. (more…)

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Burnet CISD looks at state waiver for third weather day

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — While Burnet school officials had planned for two bad weather days, a third one snuck up on them forcing the district to consider asking the state for a waiver. Burnet Consolidated Independent School District Superintendent Keith McBurnett stated in a news release that two of the bad weather days will […]

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Burnet CISD leading students into valuable jobs with math/science-based program

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR BURNET — One of the growing concerns among business and industry leaders is how the United States is falling behind when it comes to producing graduates with science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM) degrees. Now, Burnet Consolidated Independent School District is positioning itself to help curtail that assessment. “Getting kids […]

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Burnet school district looks at reviving drug testing with policy changes

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF BURNET — Two years ago, Burnet Consolidated Independent School District officials chose to stop drug testing students involved in extracurricular activities because of a projected budget deficit. Recently, district officials discussed the possibility of reviving the practice. But school board members balked at a proposed punishment that didn’t include a […]

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Burnet CISD creating hall of honor to recognize distinguished Bulldogs

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF BURNET — Since Keith McBurnett became superintendent of Burnet Consolidated Independent School District in 2012, people have shared with him the achievements of graduates, retired teachers, administrators, board members, athletes and sports teams. And that made him consider how the district could honor them. He realized a perfect way was […]

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Grant will help Burnet CISD prepare more students for college and careers

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF BURNET — Thanks to the Franklin I. Fickett Charitable Foundation, Burnet Middle School students are getting an additional dose life skills development. Burnet Consolidated Independent School District board of trustees voted to accept a $100,015 grant from the foundation during its regular meeting Sept. 16 to fund the Advancement Via […]

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Marble Falls, Burnet students tap into after-school enrichment with dash of homework

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR GRANITE SHOALS — Where else can students go to school and find themselves reveling in the world of Wii but at Highland Lakes Elementary School? It depends on the Afterschool Centers on Education site director and what he or she has up his or her sleeve. The ACE program is […]

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Drivers in the Highland Lakes should be prepared for increased traffic and children near roadways and bus stops as students head back to school Aug. 26 and 27. Stock photo

Drivers keep an eye out as Highland Lakes students start school Aug. 26 and 27

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — After a couple months of summer vacation, area students get back to class Aug. 26 and 27, so drivers should be aware of and prepared for more traffic. Students in Marble Falls and Llano independent school districts start school Aug. 26, while Burnet Consolidated Independent School District students return […]

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Burnet CISD approves tax rate, adopts budget for 2013-2014

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF BURNET — The Burnet Consolidated Independent School District board of trustees approved a tax rate and adopted the 2013-2014 budget during a regular meeting Aug. 19. The total tax rate is $1.2625 with $1.04 for maintenance and operations and $0.2225 for debt service. (more…)

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As students get ready for class, here are some important dates to keep in mind

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — The first day of school is only a couple of weeks away. But it’s only one day that parents and students should keep in mind before classes start. Several campuses hold events before the first day of class to help parents and students including Meet the Teacher days and “fish […]

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Bertram Elementary School to get school resource officer

JARED FIELDS • PICAYUNE STAFF BERTRAM — Bertram Elementary School students will see an increased police presence on campus this school year. The Bertram City Council on July 23 allowed Mayor Dickie Allen to sign an agreement with the Burnet Consolidated Independent School District to have a school resource officer (SRO) on campus four hours […]

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Burnet school district OKs tax rate and calendar changes

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF BURNET — Burnet Consolidated Independent School District trustees approved a proposed tax rate for the 2013-2014 school year with $1.04 going to maintenance and operations and $0.2225 to debt service during a regular meeting July 15. The rate will stay the same, which was suggested by Sarah Cervi, director of […]

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Burnet CISD approves hires of 12 teachers, two coaches

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — Burnet Consolidated Independent School District board members approved the hires of 12 teachers and two coaches during their regular meeting July 15. In addition, members accepted the resignation of softball head coach Alfonso Chavez. (more…)

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Marble Falls, Burnet students make improvements in state standardized testing

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR MARBLE FALLS — Progress with a dash of caution was how school officials described the recent preliminary Texas standardized testing results. “We are encouraged by some of the gains we made,” said Shelley Reavis, Burnet Consolidated Independent School District director of elementary curriculum. “We’re certainly not where we need to […]

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Shady Grove Elementary staff says goodbye to Burnet campus

BURNET — When the final bell sounded at Shady Grove Elementary School on June 6, staff members and teachers left the campus for the last time with a number of emotions. (more…)

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Burnet CISD’s balanced budget comes with employee pay raises, new staff positions

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF BURNET — After Burnet Consolidated Independent School District administrators concluded a 2013-2014 budget presentation June 3, board members leaned back and smiled. Members saw a balanced budget that included pay raises for some employees and several new staff positions. (more…)

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Burnet CISD trustees approve funding for new tractor, Macintosh computer lab

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF BURNET — After shorting the Career and Technology Education department by more than $300,000, Burnet Consolidated Independent School District officials pledged to re-invest the money over the next two years during a board meeting April 15. (more…)

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Burnet CISD campuses getting police presence for remaining school year

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF BURNET — The Burnet Consolidated Independent School District board of trustees unanimously approved a contract for designating peace officers and security personnel. (more…)

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