First bell rings Tuesday in BISD
Summer vacation is nearly over.
Students in the Burleson ISD will be asked to report for the first day of school on Tuesday. School employees returned for staff development and work days this week.
While teachers are readying their classrooms, custodial staff are putting a glimmer to the halls and administrators are preparing for campuses again bustling with activity, those in the community are being reminded to slow for flashing school zone lights.
"We hope everyone will slow down for our children," Superintendent Bret Jimerson said. "School zone safety lights are there for a reason. It is a reminder school is in session and to watch out for our children."
Residents may have already noticed buses traveling throughout Burleson, Jimerson said.
"They've been out practicing safety protocols," he said. "Some drivers have been out practicing and fine-tuning their routes."
GoldStar Transit has recently received top grades from district leaders. It began servicing the BISD about a year ago.
"They transport our most prized possessions on a daily basis," Jimerson said. "That makes them an integral part of the BISD."
Each school bus provided by GoldStar is equipped with air conditioning and is new, Jimerson said.
"They have lived up to expectations," he said. "Safety is always our top priority, but customer services is too. That's why we have a lot of confidence with our transportation department."
Parents or students seeking information on start times, bus routes, supply lists and more should visit burlesonisd.net, where each campus has a page with information. Residents may also connect with campuses through social media accounts and the old-fashioned way, by calling campuses directly. You can get started by calling the main administration office at 817-245-1000.