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Board Considers Tax Ratification Election

On July 11 the Board of Trustees will consider calling for a Tax Ratification Election (TRE). If approved, the overall tax rate would decrease from $1.28 to $1.26 and the District would receive approximately $600,000 annually in additional funding. If approved by voters, the Tax Ratification Election (TRE) would lower the overall tax rate from $1.28 to $1.26 and the District would receive approximately $600,000 annually in additional operating revenue that the State cannot take away. This is accomplished by raising the District's M&O tax rate by 2 cents while at the same time lowering the District's I&S tax rate by 4 cents. It is important to know that under state law, the two pennies used to increase the M&O rate are considered "golden" and therefore any money raised by the two pennies are not subject to recapture and must stay in Burnet CISD. Go to TRE INFO to see even more information including frequently asked questions.
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Gems of Appreciation

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March Gem Of Appreciation

Bertram Elementary is super excited to announce KIM SHIPP, 3rd grade Science/Social Studies/PLTW teacher, as our Gem of Appreciation for the month of March. Kim serves as 3rd grade representative on our AVID Site Team Committee where she assists in establishing goals, collecting data, leading in professional development and promoting family and community partnerships. Some of you may not know that Bertram Elementary was selected to host an AVID Showcase on March 5th where visitors from all over the state of Texas came to visit our AVIDly amazing campus. Kim Shipp played an integral role as she worked countless hours to plan and prepare for this momentous occasion. Kim shared her many talents to help decorate our AVID Showcase room as well as other locations around the campus. Teachers and staff members praise Kim for her never-ending willingness to help others. One teacher shared that Kim selflessly volunteered her time beyond the school day hours to help her with planning, preparing her new classroom and showing her the necessities for daily survival. Kim is known for her acts of kindness and her positive AVID-tude! Bertram Elementary is blessed to have Kim on our team and in our family! Please join us as we give a great big AVID Hip-Hip-Hooray SHOUT OUT to KIM SHIPP! J
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January Gem of Appreciation

What a perfect time to recognize our Gem of Appreciation recipient as it is National Counselors Appreciation Week! Our Counselor, April Woodburn, is new to Bertram Elementary this year and we could not be any happier or feel more blessed! We love that April gets excited about all the fun stuff we were already doing here and that she has brought so many new, wonderful ideas with her. She is not afraid to try new shenanigans or be silly for the kids. She is very positive about everything and has a student first attitude. Just to name a few of the things she has done, besides providing counseling services, April has organized events such as Career Day, Green Ribbon Week, Shoe Angels (shoes for students in need), Pennies for Patients and currently the 28 Days of Kindness campaign. This week, April is leading our campus in the “Start with Hello” program in an effort to positively impact the lives of our students. April has had a tremendous impact on our students, staff, parents and community. Please help us give a great big SHOUT OUT to our amazing Bertram Elementary Counselor, April Woodburn!!!
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