Superintendent's Letter

March 13, 2023

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


Enjoy the time off to relax and reset for the rest of the school year.     

Welcome to the Burton Independent School District weekly update.

Managing Editor of The Texas Lone Star, a Publication of the Texas Association of School Boards Laura Tolley recently wrote an article on “Trust in Public Schools-New poll shows broad support for Texas teachers”. A new survey indicates Texans share some strong common ground when it comes to supporting and strengthening the future of Texas public education. Parents report high levels of satisfaction with their public schools. Many adults believe teachers had a positive impact on their lives and there is significant support for increased funding for public schools, according to the 2023 Texas Education Poll conducted by the Charles Butt Foundation. 

The poll, now in its fourth year, focuses on finding out from Texans “what is on their minds and hearts, and what they believe is essential to strengthening the future of Texas public education”. Respondents appreciate teachers and seem to understand the numerous pressures they face. Many also believe they aren’t paid enough.

A total of 89% of public school parents said they are satisfied with the quality of education their child is receiving. But 75% of Texans believe public school teachers are undervalued or disrespected by society; 66% think they are overworked; 75% or more say longer-tenured teachers’ average salaries are too low, and 76% of public school parents gave their teachers an A or B grade, the same as in 2021. The full report can be found at 

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 are 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!!!