More than half of Burnet CISD student body has not registered for upcoming school year


BURNET, Texas (KXAN) — More than half of the Burnet Consolidated Independent School District student body has not registered for the upcoming school year, sparking immediate concern from district officials as they try to make plans for the fall semester.

According to a Facebook post published by BCISD on Thursday, 56% of students enrolled in the 2019-20 academic year have not completed their returning-student registration process. 69% of families have not indicated which learning method, either virtual or in-person, they intend to choose.

“This information is critical to planning for the upcoming school year in areas such as school health and safety, bus routes, food service, schedules, and classroom assignments,” the district wrote.

For comparison, the Hays Consolidated Independent School District has nearly 73% of its students fully registered for the 2020 academic year.

Any student who fails to register for the school year will be automatically assigned to remote, virtual instruction, the district reports. The longer families wait, the harder it is for the district to issue schedules, classroom assignments and transportation plans.

BCISD Superintendent Keith McBurnett said the district implemented a new student information system this year, which requires families to register even if they attended school last year. Additional concerns of families moving due to COVID-19 has increased the level of urgency.

“It is not that the number of registered students is not where it is typically, it is more about the data being needed as early as possible in order to plane effectively for the start of the 2020-21 school year,” McBurnett told KXAN.

If you are in the Burnet CISD and still need to register, you should:

  1. Complete the returningstudent registration process by clicking here.
  1. If you have not done so already, make an instructional setting choice for your child by contacting your child’s campus. Contact information is listed below.
  • Burnet High School:
  • Quest High School: (512) 756-6747
  • Burnet Middle School:
  • Bertram Elementary
    • Instructional Selection:
    • Questions:
  • RJ Richey Elementary: (512)-756-2609
  • Shady Grove Elementary

Reach KXAN’s Education Reporter Alex Caprariello by email at or by phone at 512-703-5365, or find him on Twitter and Facebook.

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