The first quarter will have come and gone by time the November newsletter hits your mailbox. We have had a successful first quarter and West Burlington Independent School District looks forward to three more highly successful quarters of quality instruction. Please let your student’s teacher, principal, or superintendent know if there is a concern with your student’s education. We want the WB experience to be a positive one for all of our students and families.
Student safety continues to be an ever-increasing question for students, parents, and school officials. The Iowa Department of Education is working with local school districts in improving school safety plans. This is a response to legislation passed by the State of Iowa last spring. West Burlington is in the process of developing a procedure to review and improve our current safety plan. We are enlisting all of the involved stakeholders such as law enforcement, fire department personnel, school leaders, and parents. This is not the complete list of involved stakeholders. West Burlington Independent School District is planning to utilize one of our early dismissal professional development afternoons to review safety protocols with staff members. As we rework our safety plan, those changes will be shared and reviewed with staff. The district leadership team has frequent internal discussions as to how much of the safety plan detail should be shared with parents and the community. We also have discussions as to the extent of active shooter drills we should practice. As we rework our safety plan, we will make those determinations at that time. (Click here to read more) Read more
The school district does not discriminate in its education programs or educational activities on the basis of sex, race, religion, color, national origin, age, marital status (for programs), sexual orientation, gender identity, socio-economic status (for programs), creed or disability. Students are educated in programs which foster knowledge of, and respect and appreciation for, the historical and contemporary contributions of diverse cultural groups including those of race, color, national origin, gender, disability, religion, creed, and socio-economic background, as well as men and women, to society. The programs include contributions and perspectives of Asian Americans, African Americans, Hispanic Americans, American Indians, and European Americans. Students who feel they have been discriminated against are encouraged to report it to the school district Affirmative Action Coordinator.