Remarks by Superintendent Keith McBurnett:
Good morning. My Name is Keith McBurnett and I am the Superintendent of Schools for Burnet CISD. On behalf of the Board of Trustees and the administration, I would like to welcome the community and especially any former students and staff of the Red Brick School to this ceremony dedicating a Texas Historical Marker for the Red Brick School.
Today would not be possible without the leadership and efforts of the Burnet Historical Commission. Winston Churchill once said, “We shape our buildings; thereafter they shape us.” Thank you to the Commission for partnering with Burnet CISD to make sure that the Red Brick School can continue to shape us as a community for years to come and remind future generations of its contributions to this community.
If these walls could talk they would remind us of the educational opportunities provided to students since 1927. Some of its former students might even be reminded of being on the receiving end of swats from principal Johnny Smith- just one of the outstanding staff members to make the Red Brick School such a special building.
With Quest High School moving into its new building on Wood Street at the beginning of this school year, the Red Brick School does not currently serve students, and probably won’t ever because of the age and condition of the building. With that said, the District is committed to maintaining the building and will be working with community stakeholders to determine a use for the building in the future.
Thank you again for being here and celebrating this milestone in the history of the Red Brick School.