Superintendent's Letter

February 20, 2023

What a great time to be a Burton Panther!!!

HAPPY PRESIDENTS’ DAY!!! Staff Development for Teachers and a Student Holiday!

A recent message from Texas Education Agency (TEA) Commissioner, Mike Morath states that during the past year, we have seen tremendous grit and determination from Texas students, families, and educators as we continue to emerge from the effects of the pandemic. That resolve has paid real dividends. While much work remains in mathematics, results from the last school year show that Texas students have largely reached pre-pandemic levels of proficiency in literacy, and Texas high school graduates are showing higher levels of career readiness. 

Morath goes on to say that the pandemic disrupted education throughout our country, but Texas fared better than most. According to results from the Nation’s Report Card, Texas's rank improved in 4th and 8th grade reading and in 8th grade math, while Texas students continue to perform above the national average in 4th grade math. This was absolutely the result of tremendously hard-working Texas teachers. But it was also the result of statewide policymaking efforts that focused on meeting the needs of all students. Texas prioritized in-person instruction, best practices in reading, tutoring to accelerate learning, curricular rigor, and clear, accessible student performance information. 

The Texas Education Agency promotes the vision of every child, prepared for success in college, a career, or the military. Strategic Planning addresses school safety, school finance, student demographics, A-F Accountability, and Special Education. Priorities are to assist with recruitment, support, and retention of teachers and principals, building a foundation of reading and math, connecting high school to career and college, and improving low-performing schools. 

Please feel free to come visit Burton Independent School District and thank you in advance for taking time to find out more about our schools, our professional staff, our exemplary students, and our excellent academic programs. Burton Schools are a perfect place to get an education that will prepare your child for a bright future. 

There is a tremendous amount of community support that goes into the success of our programs in Burton ISD. We appreciate everyone who helps make a positive impact on our schools. All of us working cooperatively make Burton ISD better together. So proud to be a BURTON PANTHER! 

Lots of great things going on this school year. Follow all of our activities on the Burton ISD website @, check out the Burton ISD app, and keep up with the latest happenings on the Burton ISD Facebook page and other social media venues. 

The pride of the Burton Panthers is embedded in all of us whether we are a student, an alumni, a community member, a staff member and employee, a parent, board member and/or a proud supporter and in many cases all of the above. We love our Panthers and like to think that the culture we are providing in educating our students is a reason why parents want their children to attend Burton ISD. We value our school district and always put students first. For the 2022-2023 school year, Learning is Our Superpower as we are Building Our Future!!! Have a blessed day!  GO BIG RED!