Superintendent's Letter

February 6, 2023

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

WOW!!! February certainly blew in with a cold weather blast! Hope everyone was able to stay safe and warm. 

Welcome to the Burton Independent School District weekly update. Bond Project information will be shared as it pertains to the planning and construction of our new facilities.  Circle H Dirt Work and Excavation, Engineers, and Hellas Construction continue to coordinate the chemical injection and soil stabilization process in preparation for the facilities’ foundation. Rob Ogletree, the job superintendent with DSA Construction Management is onsite to supervise all interactions related to the construction project. Stad Tomlinson, DSA Construction Management Project Manager continues to research cost savings without jeopardizing quality and the final product. Antonio Naylor, Architect for the project is available daily for consultation regarding plan details and to verify VE items and contractor submittals. Please feel free to email any questions to

Congratulations to our 5th grade students Scout Rhodes, Levi Hirsch, Hadlee Reed, and Korbin Mertz who will represent Burton Schools in the Washington County Spelling Bee tomorrow @ 6:00 p.m. in the Barnhill Center. 

Congratulations to Burton Panther Delvin Gantt who signed a commitment to play football at Trinity University. We are so very proud of his academic and athletic accomplishments. We wish him much success and the best of luck with his future endeavors. 

The Beta Club will sponsor a Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center Mobile Blood Drive on Wednesday, 2/8 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. If you are interested in scheduling an appointment to participate, please contact Katie Kieke @ (979) 289-3131.  

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!