ABOUT THE DISTRICT

Burkeville ISD has an average enrollment of approximately 300 in grades PK-12. Ethnicity is approximately 59% Anglo, 40% African American and 1% Hispanic/Other. Enrollment has been stable but diminished slowly since becoming UIL A Classification in 1986. Average Daily Attendance ranges from 95% to 97%.

Burkeville provides access to the Texas Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) while offering multiple and diverse electives. Focal electives include Computer Technology, Welding, Criminal Justice, Business, and Spanish. There is concurrent Distance Learning for college and high school credits. Many students have graduated with more than thirty hours of transferable university credit. Burkeville is certainly a quiet, safe, and rural but fulfilling area of Texas to call home while students receive a quality education.

The Burkeville ISD professional staff consists of six administrators (Superintendent, Principal, Associate Principal, Curriculum Director, Special Ed Director, and Counselor). There are 19 teachers (K-12) classified by Texas Education Agency as Highly Qualified in addition to various paraprofessional personnel and auxiliary support.

Burkeville ISD is composed of Elementary, Middle, and High School campuses that facilitate regular, special and vocational education to meet the needs of all students.

The secondary facility houses both High School (9-12), and Middle School (7-8), two gymnasiums, a spacious library, two computer labs, and a state of the arts Recreational Center. The latest gym is a beautiful facility that opened in 2003 with individual theater style folding seating and a top quality JBL Sound System. The Elementary School has a high quality computer lab and a gymnasium for in-climate weather. Welding is housed in an independent building apart from the main secondary building. A band hall and central district administration office is situated in a beautiful building complex housing the new gym across the street for the main high school building entrance. A large field house is located beside the football stadium and track. Between the High School and Elementary is the Learning Center which contains a distance learning studio, Principal's office, Main Office, School Board Meetinf Room, and networked computer internet stations.

Burkeville ISD has an annual budget of approximately $3.9 million ( state, local, and federal sources combined). Per pupil expenditure exceeds $4,500. The combined tax rate (M&O) is $1.1975/$100 value. Burkeville ISD also has cost and metered amounts of $192,662 for Electricity, $13,474 for water, and $1,160 for natural gas.

MISSION STATEMENT

Burkeville ISD is committed to provide opportunities for all students to reach their potential in acquiring and using knowledge and skills for the purpose of making appropriate decisions, pursuing worthwhile personal goals, and contributing positively to society.

COMMUNITY INFORMATION

Burkeville is nestled among the tall pines of Northern Newton County. Burkeville is located at the intersection of State Highway 63E and US Highway 87 N. Toledo Bend provides fishing, hiking, and recreation on the Northern border with Sabine County. The Burkeville area is truly a Sportsman Paradise with the largest man made lake in Texas (Toledo) connected with Lake Sam Rayburn just 20 miles to the west and connected by Highway 255. Burkeville is a community of ethnic diversity supported by satellite communities of Toledo Village, Jamestown, Shankleville, Wiergate, Farrsville, and Mayflower.

House Bill 5 Information

NOTICE OF NON-DISCRIMINATION

NOTICE

Burkeville ISD does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability in admission to its programs, services, or activities, in access to them, in treatment of individuals, or in any aspect of their operations. Burkeville ISD Career and Technical Education department does not discriminate in enrollment or access to any of the programs available. The lack of English language skills shall not be a barrier to admission or participation in the district’s activities and programs. The Burkeville Independent School District also does not discriminate in its hiring or employment practices.

This notice is provided as required by Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. Questions, complaints, or requests for additional information regarding these laws may be forwarded to Mustang Blvd, 231 CR 2099, Burkeville, Texas 75932. Or by telephone at (409) 565-2201.

NOTICE

Burkeville ISD no discrimina raza, color, nacionalidad, género, edad, o incapacidad de admisión a sus programas, servicios, o actividades, en acceso a ellas, en el tratamiento a individuos, o en ningún aspecto de sus operaciones. El departamento de Educatión Técnica y de Carreras de Burkeville ISD no discrimina en su matriculación o en el acceso a cualquier de sus programas disponibles falta de habilidades inglesas para idiomas de hablar no será una barrera a la admis iόnni la participaciόn en las actividades del distrito y programas. El Burkeville ISD tampoco discrimina en sus contratos o practicas de empleados.

Esta noticia es provista y requerida por el Título VI del Acto de Derechos Civiles de 1964, Sección 504 del Acto de Rehabilitación de 1973, Título IX de la Enmienda Eduacativa de 1972, en el Acto de Era de Descriminación de 1975, y el Acto de los Estadounidenses con Habilidades Diferenciadas de 1990. Preguntas, quejas, o para más información con respecto a estas leyes pueden remitir por al coordinador de compliance. Burkeville ISD at (409) 565-2201.

Asbestos Management Plan

The district works diligently to maintain compliance with federal and state law governing asbestos in school buildings. A copy of the district's Asbestos Management Plan is available in the Maintenance and Operations Office. If you have and questions or would like to examine the district's plan in more detail, please contact Mr. Donnie Dickerson, the district's designated asbestos coordinator, at 409-565-2201.