Burleson ISD is committed to providing a safe and quality education experience for students. Occasionally, weather factors outside of our control may impact the normal school schedule. When it comes to making decisions on a school delay, closing or early dismissal, our primary concern is always for the safety of our students and staff.
In the event of inclement weather, we strive to make a decision by 6:00 a.m. (or as soon as possible), because we know these decisions have a significant impact on families. Many factors are considered, including:
Road conditions that impact the safe travel of students on buses and in cars
Accumulation of snow or ice and projected accumulations
Current precipitation and weather predictions
Parking lot and sidewalk conditions
Once a decision is made, a notice will immediately be posted on the Burleson ISD website. Announcements will also be posted to the district Facebook page and Twitter account.
The district will send an automated phone call and text to all parents. This is why we request you please ensure parent contact information is correct in Skyward Family Access. See below for step-by-step directions on updating contact information for text message alerts.
In addition, information will be sent to the news media, including major regional television and radio stations. Burleson ISD cannot guarantee that the media will report the decision. Thus, we encourage you to check multiple media sources as well as refer to the Burleson ISD website.
KDFW FOX 4
KXAS NBC 5
WFAA ABC 8
KTVT CBS 11
820 AM WBAP
94.9 KLTY Radio
CBS Radio Group ( 1080 KRLD, 98.7 KLUV, 103.7 Lite FM, 105.3 The Fan, 100.3 Jack FM, and Mega 107.5)
In the event the school opening is delayed, the notice will be given as an amount of time, i.e. “School will be delayed 2 hours.” This sample message indicates that all schedules, including buses, will be operating two hours later than the normal operating time.
Our primary concern is for the safety of our students and staff. If your child is tardy due to hazardous roads, please contact your child’s principal and an excused tardy/absence will be issued.
The Texas Education Agency (TEA) requires school districts to build two “make-up days” for school closures into the adopted school calendar. In the event that the district deems it necessary to close school on a scheduled instructional day, the make-up days are to be used to ensure that the minimum days of instruction are provided. You can view the Burleson ISD 2018-19 school year calendar here.
School Text Messaging Alerts
Burleson ISD Introduces School Text Messaging Alerts
Improving communication is always a priority for Burleson ISD. We surveyed parents to learn how parents prefer to receive communications from campuses and the district. The overwhelming majority preferred email communication followed by SMS or text messages.
In response to significant parent feedback, Burleson ISD implemented using text messages to keep parents informed and updated on school events and your child’s day-to-day educational experience.
Some examples of how we may use text messaging:
Security and Safety Alerts
Inclement weather updates including school closures and delays
Event Reminders: Picture or dress days, holiday reminders, school vaccinations
End of six weeks, grades available
To make sure your contact information is current so that you receive text messages, or to opt-out of this feature, follow the instructions on how to update your information in Skyward.
Contact for questions about Skyward: 817-245-1011
We believe that this new form of communication will provide a convenient method of receiving school information. Thank you in advance for your patience as we begin to implement this feature.