The Burleson ISD works as an innovation partner with the parents and the Burleson community to prepare each student to be a responsible, contributing citizen who is able to achieve his or her maximum personal potential. The BISD strives to address individual student differences in a progressive and safe environment.
BISD Core Beliefs: Beliefs are the shared statements from our school district and community as to their fundamental convictions, values and character. The BISD believes that…
• Every person has inherent worth.
• Every person is responsible for his or her attitudes and actions.
• The family plays a critical role in the development of the individual.
• Maximum effort is necessary for anyone to achieve full potential.
• Higher expectations produce greater results.
• Strong moral character is essential to the success of our community.
• Learning is a lifelong venture.
• Awareness and understanding of diversity strengthens the community.
• Society benefits when individuals contribute to the welfare of others.
• Belief in God gives meaning to life.
• A safe environment is essential to a sense of well-being and personal growth.
• Patriotism is essential to sustain our freedom, and democratic form of government.
• The quality of schools in a community is directly related to the quality of life in that community.
Burleson Mayor, Ken Shetter, had a vision of bringing higher education to the City of Burleson and played a key role in accomplishing this by offering Hill College and Texas Wesleyan University the opportunity to hold classes in a city-owned facility on Renfro Street. On December 19, 2005, Hill College and Texas Wesleyan University leased the site, allowing for credit and continuing education courses to be offered in Burleson.
The establishment of Hill College and Texas Wesleyan in Burleson presents a tremendous opportunity for area residents, who now find it easier and more convenient to take college courses, complete degrees, receive job-related certifications and enjoy continuing education classes closer to home.
As part of the City of Burleson’s Strengthening Families initiative, a group of individuals representing education, social service, city government, healthcare and faith-based institutions met in early 2007 to brainstorm ways the Burleson community could better serve families, children and youth. One idea discussed was the creation of an endowment, which would provide Burleson graduates greater access to post-secondary education.
Obviously, any individual receiving a scholarship benefits considerably; however, in order for a scholarship fund to make a substantial impact on the community as a whole, it would have to open the doors of higher education to a significant portion of the population that would not otherwise continue their education beyond high school.
Building an endowment to pay four years’ tuition for every Burleson graduate is clearly beyond today’s realm of possibilities. However, it is well within our community’s current capacity to ensure that far more of our young adults quickly transition from high school to higher education. Hill College, a comprehensive community college, recently established a campus in the City of Burleson. With tuition to Hill College being economical, it is possible in the near-to-mid-term to build a scholarship fund that would guarantee two years’ tuition to every Burleson graduate who wanted to attend.