Luncheon to welcome new BISD employees
A new crop of Burleson ISD employees will be welcomed Tuesday by business leaders during the chamber of commerce's annual luncheon.
Business and community leaders invite new school employees to lunch at the Burleson High School cafeteria. Keynote addresses will be offered by Superintendent Bret Jimerson and Burleson Mayor Ken Shetter, a graduate of BISD schools.
The BISD's foray into innovative education began with the opening of STEAM Middle School, the first science, technology, engineering, math and science curriculum model school. The district has since expanded on innovative education models at the high school and elementary level.
Students have embraced college-ready course offerings and there has been a 27 percent increase in career and technical education courses, many of which offer students an opportunity for professional certifications before high school graduation.
About 150 new teachers and employees will be welcomed at the lunch, including some recently named administrators.
Shetter has served as Burleson's mayor since his 2004 election, following two terms on City Council. He has championed the expansion of higher education opportunities in Burleson, including his work as a leader in the development of the Burleson Opportunity Fund, a program to allow Burleson students the financial means to earn a post-secondary education. He is presently a member of the Fund's board of directors.
As mayor, Shetter has focused on efficiency, transparency, revitalization of Old Town, public safety and job growth. Among his current priorities is a plan for a plaza surrounding City Hall in Old Town.
Tickets to the chamber's BISD New Employee Luncheon are $25 and may be purchased at burlesonchamber.com or by calling 817-295-6121. There are also teacher sponsor opportunities.