The holiday season is quickly getting nearer and nearer. I hope your student(s) are having a great school year. It truly is an honor for families to entrust their child’s education and well-being to the West Burlington Independent School District. Please let us know if something isn’t going well, if there is a concern, or if you want to tell your teacher how great of a school year that your son or daughter is having. West Burlington ISD is truly appreciative that your students attend our school.
Preliminary enrollment numbers are in. These numbers could fluctuate a little as they are finalized in the month of November. We have grown nine students who are taught in our classrooms. Our certified (actual) enrollment grew twenty students from fiscal year 2017 to this fiscal year, 2018. Open enrollment out has increased four students from last year to this year. Open enrolled in enrollment remains steady. I would characterize our enrollment as remaining steady. Generally speaking, school districts around the State of Iowa are experiencing enrollment decline; so we should be optimistic about maintaining our enrollment. The West Burlington Board of Education is planning for zero to a one percent increase of State Supplemental Aid (SSA), or better known as allowable growth for next school year. As you know, school district budgets are prepared for April certification. When looking at enrollment the number of students sitting in our classrooms is the most important number. West Burlington ISD will continue offering great instruction and relevant educational programming despite seeing a potential dip in funding. 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.