Burleson Independent School District, Texas

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Burleson Independent School District
Burleson, Texas
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District Profile
Superintendent:Bret Jimerson
Enrollment:10,545[1]
Graduation rate:88.4%[1]
Number of schools:15
Budget: $68.5 million
Website:School Home Page
Board of Education
Board president:Michael Ancy
Board members:7
Term length:3
Burleson Independent School District is a school district in Texas that served 10,545 students during the 2012-2013 school year.[1] Burleson Independent School District is the 102nd-largest school district in Texas.

About the district

Burleson Independent School District is located in Johnson County, Texas
Burleson Independent School District is located in Burleson, a city located in Johnson County, Texas. According to the United States Census Bureau, Burleson is home to 38,983 residents.[2]

Demographics

Burleson underperformed in comparison to the rest of Texas in terms of higher education achievement in 2010. The United States Census Bureau found that 23.4 percent of Burleson residents aged 25 years and older had attained a bachelor's degree compared to 26.3 percent for Texas as a whole. The median household income in Burleson was $68,528 compared to $51,563 for the state of Texas. The poverty rate in Burleson was 6.8 percent compared to 17.4 percent for the entire state.[2]

Racial Demographics, 2010[2]
Race Burleson (%) Texas (%)
White 90.6 70.4
Black or African American 2.3 11.8
American Indian and Alaska Native 0.5 0.7
Asian 1.1 3.8
Two or More Races 2.2 2.7
Hispanic or Latino 11.5 37.6

Presidential votes, 2000-2012[3]
Year Democratic vote (%) Republican vote (%)
2012 21.4 77.1
2008 25.7 73.2
2004 25.9 73.4
2000 30.4 67.6

Note: The United States Census Bureau considers "Hispanic or Latino" to be a place of origin, not a race. Therefore, the Census allows citizens to report both their race and that they are from a "Hispanic or Latino" place of origin simultaneously. As a result, the percentages in each column of the racial demographics table will exceed 100 percent. Each column will add up to 100 percent after removing the "Hispanic or Latino" place of origin percentages.[4]

Superintendent

The superintendent of Burleson Independent School District during the 2013-2014 school year was Bret Jimerson. He has served in the position since his appointment in 2013. Jimerson previously served as superintendent of Willis Independent School District in Texas from 2011 to 2013.[5]

School board

The Burleson Board of Trustees consists of seven members elected to three-year terms. Each member is elected to a specific seat but represents the entire district. Trustees are not paid but receive compensation for travel expenses and conference fees associated with district business.[6]

Burleson Board of Trustees
Member Place Term Ends
Shawn Minor 1 2016
Michael Ancy 2 2016
Scott Atwood 3 2014
Andy Pickens 4 2014
Staci Eisner 5 2015
Beverly Volkman Powell 6 2015
Pat Worrell 7 2015

School board elections

See also: Burleson Independent School District elections (2014)

Members of the Board of Trustees are elected to three-year terms on a staggered basis. Two seats were up for election on May 10, 2014. Three seats will be on the ballot in May 2015 and two seats will be up for election in May 2016.

Public participation in board meetings

The Board of Trustees maintains the following policy regarding public participation in board meetings last updated in 2004:[7]

Audience participation at a Board meeting is limited to the public comment portion of the meeting designated for that purpose. At all other times during a Board meeting, the audience shall not enter into discussion or debate on matters being considered by the Board, unless requested by the presiding officer.

PUBLIC COMMENT
At regular meetings the Board shall allot time to hear persons who desire to make comments to the Board. Persons who wish to par-ticipate in this portion of the meeting shall sign up with the presiding officer or designee before the meeting begins and shall indicate the topic about which they wish to speak.

No presentation shall exceed five minutes. Delegations of more than five persons shall appoint one person to present their views before the Board.

BOARD’S RESPONSE
Specific factual information or recitation of existing policy may be furnished in response to inquiries, but the Board shall not deliberate or decide regarding any subject that is not included on the agenda posted with notice of the meeting.

COMPLAINTS AND CONCERNS
The presiding officer or designee shall determine whether a person addressing the Board has attempted to solve a matter administra-tively through resolution channels established by policy. If not, the person shall be referred to the appropriate policy (see list below) to seek resolution:

  • Employee complaints: DGBA
  • Student or parent complaints: FNG
  • Public complaints: GF

DISRUPTION
The Board shall not tolerate disruption of the meeting by members of the audience. If, after at least one warning from the presiding officer, any person continues to disrupt the meeting by his or her words or actions, the presiding officer may request assistance from law enforcement officials to have the person removed from the meeting.[8]

Budget

Burleson Independent School District publishes annual budgets on its website.[9]

Expenditures by Category
School Year Staff Expenses Student Services Operational Expenses Debt Service Other Budget Total
Total % of Budget Total % of Budget Total % of Budget Total % of Budget Total % of Budget
2012-2013 $57,510,341 83.9% $2,795,358 4.1% $1,000,568 1.5% $450,000 0.7% $67,792,253 98.9% $68,535,520
Averages: $57,510,341 84% $2,795,358 4% $1,000,568 1% $450,000 1% $67,792,253 99% $68,535,520

Teacher salaries

Teacher salaries at Burleson Independent School District are categorized based on higher education achievement and years of service. A teacher with a Bachelor's degree can earn higher salaries by pursuing graduate degrees. The salary schedule also accounts for graduate degrees by providing higher starting salaries and greater potential salaries. The following table lists salaries for district teachers during the 2012-2013 school year:[10]

Salary structure
Degree level Minimum salary ($) Median salary ($) Maximum salary ($)
B.A. 43,200 52,800 67,149
MA 44,700 54,300 68,649

Schools in Burleson Independent School District

Enrollment

The district's K-12 student enrollment increased from 10,031 students during the 2010-2011 school year to 10,545 students during the 2012-2013 school year.[1]

District schools

Burleson Independent School District operates 15 K-12 schools listed below in alphabetical order:[11]

Burleson Independent School District
Academy at ND
Bransom Elementary School
Brock Elementary School
Burleson High School
Clinkscale Elementary School
Crossroads High School
Centennial High School
Frazier Elementary School
Hajek Elementary School
Hughes Middle School
Kerr Middle School
Mound Elementary School
Norwood Elementary School
Stribling Elementary School
Taylor Elementary School

Academic performance

The Texas Education Agency issues an annual accountability report for each school district in the state. This rating determines if district schools fulfill expectations in four categories of educational achievement during a particular school year. The following terms explain these categories:

  • Student Achievement: Measures student performance on the annual Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) test.
  • Student Progress: Measures student performance in reading, math and writing courses at the district level.
  • Closing Performance Gaps: Measures year-to-year performance among students in the lowest-performing demographics.
  • Postsecondary Readiness: Measures student readiness for college, employment or military service after graduation.

Burleson Independent School District received a Met Standard designation on the state's 2013 report. District schools met 97% of indicators set forth by state education officials and all four assessment categories. The following table details the district's accountability report during the 2012-2013 school year:[12]

Performance Index Summary, 2012-2013
Category Points earned Maximum points Index score Target score
Student Achievement 19,976 23,772 84 50
Student Progress 1,446 3,800 38 21
Closing Performance Gaps 1,155 1,500 77 55
Postsecondary Readiness 582.5 700 83 75

Contact information

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Burleson Independent School District
1160 SW Wilshire Blvd.
Burleson TX 76028
Phone: (817) 245-1000

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