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Pa00 6~ Wednesday, June 5, 2013 Burnet Bulletin Burnet, Texas Burnet II ulleti n Serving Burnet County Since 220 South Main Burnet, TX 78611 1873 The Bumet Bulletin is published weekly by Highland Lakes Newspapers. Periodicals postage paid at Burnet, TX 78611; USPS 080- 000. Combined with the Marble Falls Messenger and Bertram Enterprise. Member of Texas Press Association, South Texas Press Association, Gulf Coast Press Association and Suburban Newspapers of America. POSTMASTER Send address change to The Burnet Bulletin P. O. BOX 1000 Marble Falls, TX 78654 Corrections The Bulletin will gladly correct any error found in the newspaper. To request a correction or clarification, please call 512.756.6136 and ask for the editor. A correction or clarification will appear in the next available issue. Subscriptions Subscnption rates for the Bumet Bulletin are $26 annually for mailing addresses in Burnet and Uano counties; $36 in other Texas counties; and $52 outside of Texas. Call 512.756.6136 or 830.693.4367 to order by phone. Contact us: Publisher and Editor Roy E. Bode 830.693.4367 x224 Associate Publisher Ellen Bode 830.693.4367 Executive Editor/General Manager Phil Schoch 830.693.4367 x226 Assistant Editor David Money 830.693.4367 x222 newscopy@ highlandernews.com Bulletin Editor editorial @burnetbulletin.com James Walker 512.756.6136 FAX: 512.756.8911 Contributing writers Lorene Denney Marcie Masterson Brenda Young Sports clearmemories@ verizon.net Wayne and Monica Craig 512.756.2250 Retalladvertlsing Lora Cheney 512.756.6136 Claaalfledadve~laing classifieds@burnetbulletin.com 512.756.6136 830.693.4367 Business manager Sharon Pelky 830.693.4367 x217 Clrculetlon Audra Ratliff 830.693.4367 x216 Production advertising @ highlandernews.com Melanie Hogan 830693.4367 x218 Sarah Randle Eric Betancourt Barbara McBride e proj ct for D 8, but a bad idea The Central Texas Groundwater own taxes to satisfy critical needs them the water tank they want. District has an opportunity to stop That describes a Volunteer Fire So instead of asking another a bad practice before it starts by OUr ~0W Department in Spicewood that re- taxing authority to hand over men- rejecting the request of a Bumet ceived far less from the Groundwa- ey for a local project, they ought to County emergency service dis- ter District than the Briggs-Oakalla use their own funds or their own trict for $20,000 to fund a project agencies - regulating the rights and District has asked. The Spicewood . taxing ability. that, on the surface, seems very responsibilities of those pumping volunteers are still struggling to Groundwater Directors ought to worthwhile, from the county's undergroundrecover from the massive brush tell Johnnie B. Rogers, an Austin But if the project is good, the aquifers, fires in their neighborhood, have lobbyist and ESD 8 Director who is idea for funding it with taxes col- If the Groundwater District'slittle money in the baDk and can't soliciting the money, that this kind lected from one end of Burnet rules permit it to provide "conserva- tax anyone, of shell game with our taxes might County to the other by the Ground- tion demonstration" projects such But the ESD 8 directors have work with the Legislature but it water District is not. as the one the Briggs-Oakalla Dis- more than $100,000 in reserve and won't wash here in the county. People rightfully expect the trict wants, they should give them can raise their tax rate if neces- taxes paid to Groundwater Districts to organizations that have scar~t sary, a move that might annoy their Roy E. Bode to fund the key purpose of such cash reserves and can't levy the'g neighbors but certainly could buy President & Publisher D Board accomplishments to remember BY KEITH McBURNETT BCISD SU- PERINTENDENT OF SCHOOLS It is hard to believe that the 2012-2013 school year is com- ing to a close on Thursday and will be capped off with graduation ceremonies for Quest High School on June 6 at 7 p.m. at the Burnet High School Auditorium and on June 7 for Burnet High School at 7:30 p.m. at Bulldog Stadium. Being able to watch our seniors graduate and walk across the stage is the reason educators do what they do. There is no better feeling than watching students accomplish goals and succeed at what they have set out to do. This year has been full of celebrations and a handful of challenges. One way that I hold myself and the organization ac- countable to the community and the Board of Trustees is through the five Board Priorities that were developed and adopted by the Board about a year ago. To give you a sense of some of the things we have accomplished this year, I would like to highlight for you some of our accomplishments from each of the Board Priorities. Priority I: Increue Stu- dent Achievement There are still areas that need to be addressed within this prior- ity, but we have made great gains, customer service a priority. One Priority 5: Improve Student One of our biggest successes this way that we focus on customerAttendance year was implementing Algebra service is by providing informa- We have improved our atten- I at 8m grade. Algebra I had been tion that is easy to find anddance each six weeks and that removed from 8th grade prior to use on our web page. We have is due in large part to the work me arriving, and that meant that spent a lot of time reviewing our of our Attendance Specialist and the students who took it this year web page through the lens of a our Attendance Counts Cam- did not have the benefit of tak- parent and community member paign. Our Attendance Specialist ing any type of Pre-Algebra class, and making needed revisions, has written a lot of letters and Over 50 students took the course We also implemented the on- logged a lot of miles in sharing the and because of the dedication line Solution Seeking Feedback message about the importance of of our teachers and hard work Form that allows parents to students attending school, and on the part of our students, 100 ask questions or request infer- his work has paid off. percent of our 84 grade students mation. You can find a link to passed the Algebra I End of the Solution Seeking FeedbackAs always, there is much work Course Assessment. Form on the BCISD web page. still to be done and this organi- zation is committed to continu- Board Priority 2: Utilize Tech- Priority 4: Improve Commu- ous improvemer)t, which simply nology to Support Student nication and Engagement of means focusing on getting better Achievement and Efficiency District Stakeholders every day. I am excited about the With the hiring of a new Direc- Effective leadership is all foundation that we have put in tor of Technology, we have made about effective communication, place this year and even more great strides in the area of tech- I have written a regular news- excited about what we can ac- nology. Not only will we imple- paper article because I want complish next year. ment a new business and student our community to be informed Finally, as a reminder, Burnet system next year that will help about our work. We also have CISD will be hosting a Summer us to save money and be more a strong presence on the web Lunch Program that is free to efficient, but we are also deploying and social media, and many all children aged 18 or younger Googie Chromebook laptop carts of you have probably received(Adults may purchase a lunch for so that students and teachers an automated e-mail or voice $3.25). Meals will be served June have the resources they need for message telling about a special 10-Aug. 23, Monday - Friday engaging instruction, event in the District. Nothing from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. can replace face to face interac- The Summer Lunch Program Board Priority 3: Develop Systems to Support Positive Climate and Strong Customer Service Our organization has made tion and that is why I have con- will be hosted at Burnet Middle ducted four community forums School If you have any questions and three faith based leader about the program, feel free to forums during my first year in contact the Food Service Depart- BCISD. ment at 512.756.8991. -- n . 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