BURLESON, Texas (Feb. 13, 2018) – Burleson Independent School District (BISD) Trustees unanimously approved a resolution to encourage a culture of voting.
“Exercising one’s right to vote is a civic responsibility,” said BISD School Board President Andy Pickens. “Burleson ISD seeks to create a culture of voting by encouraging district employees and eligible students to model responsible citizenship for the benefit of students.”
The resolution was approved at the February 12 board meeting. It states:
WHEREAS, voting is the cornerstone of our democracy and the fundamental right upon which all of our civil liberties rest;
WHEREAS, exercising one’s right to vote is essential to being a good citizen;
WHEREAS, exercising the right to vote is a primary privilege of participating in a democratic society;
WHEREAS, exercising the right to vote is a shared responsibility to protect a representative governance;
WHEREAS, failure to exercise the right to vote is neglect of public responsibility and civic duty;
WHEREAS, our students matter and are important to our free society, and their educational successes and failures are the shared responsibility of the voting public;
THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, THAT THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF THE BURLESON INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT hereby calls on all eligible voters within our district to become fully informed on each of the candidates up for election, and to march to the polls to exercise their right to vote in the primary election, any subsequent runoff elections that may occur, and all elections henceforth.
ABOUT BURLESON ISD:
Burleson Independent School District serves more than 12,000 students at 17 schools, 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.
Mikala Hill or Katelyn Tyler, Burleson ISD Communications