Superintendent's Letter

March 20, 2023

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

Welcome Back from hopefully a relaxing and restful SPRING BREAK! 

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”. Her discussion on teacher retention issues indicates that Texas school districts continue to face challenges to attract, retain, and reward teachers. In fact, about nine in 10 respondents to the 2023 Texas Education Poll conducted by the Charles Butt Foundation said teacher shortages are a problem in their community’s public school – 43% think the problem is serious and 16% believe it’s a crisis.

Addressing the teacher pay challenge received broad support in the poll – 89% support increasing state funding for K-12 public schools to raise teacher salaries. Respondents tend to favor a comprehensive compensation system, and important factors for higher pay to those polled are years of experience, inflation, and level of education. 

In addition, Texans and public school parents overwhelmingly support Career and Technical Education (CTE), universal pre-kindergarten access, and mental and physical health support for students. 

The full report can be found at 

Positive action to support and strengthen public education in Texas resonates with educators and communities as we work together to provide the best education possible for our students. 

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!!!