BURLESON, Texas – (February 12, 2019) – Burleson Independent School District (BISD) is named finalist in the large district category of the 2019 H-E-B Excellence in Education Awards, which honors outstanding Texas public schools.
The H-E-B Excellence in Education Awards seek to pay tribute to those educators, districts, early childhood facilities and school boards that go the extra mile each and every day to serve their students and their communities and who inspire others to do the same, according to H-E-B.
Burleson ISD is one of five finalists in the state competing for this year’s large school district award.
The winning large school district receives a $100,000 cash prize. Winners will be announced at an awards ceremony on May 5 in Austin.
More information on the H-E-B Excellence in Education Awards is available here.
H-E-B launched the Excellence in Education Awards program in cooperation with the Texas Association of School Administrators in 2002 as a positive way to support public education in Texas. It has become the largest monetary program for educators in the state, spotlighting best practices and celebrating the passion and creativity of Texas educators.
H-E-B asks customers, Partners (employees) and community members to nominate teachers, principals, districts, early childhood facilities and school boards in Texas. Each nominee is sent an invitation to complete an application online and is asked about their professional experiences, educational philosophies and achievements both in and out of the classroom.
A team of judges reviews the applications, narrowing the field to semi-finalists. From that pool, five regional judging panels comprised of former winners, administrators, and university and community leaders not affiliated with H-E-B select 40 teacher and principal finalists. Finalists and their schools receive a cash prize of $1,000 to $2,500, depending on category.
Three separate panels select eight school districts and five early childhood facilities as finalists, awarding $2,500 to $5,000 in cash prizes. Up to five school boards may also be recognized, and awarded $5,000 towards the district they serve. Additionally, one or more school boards may receive a special judge’s award totaling up to $25,000. Site visits are conducted to determine winners.
Burleson Independent School District serves 12,400 students and is recognized as a premier school district in the Dallas/Fort Worth-area. The mission of Burleson Independent School District is to engage and support every learner with a rigorous curriculum so that they graduate college and career ready.