• Superintendent's Message

    The school year continues to move quickly. Maybe our students have a different opinion on that subject. Many of you might remember the TV show, The A Team. The leader of this band of misfits was named Hannibal. One of his favorites lines that he frequently said was, “I love it when a plan comes together.” Fortunately, West Burlington Independent School District can say the same.

    The elementary pick up and drop off continues to exceed our expectation of effectiveness. We have great cooperation from students, parents, grandparents, and community members in following our procedures in the morning and after school. Our staff has done a wonderful job of quickly, and more importantly, safely assisting students coming to our school and leaving for the day. We have a team of associates and teachers who brave the heat, the cold, the rain, and the snow, sometimes in the same day, to help our students. Thanks to everyone for contributing to the safe arrival and departure of our students. We love it when a plan comes together.

    Another update West Burlington is proud, of is our new kitchen in the elementary. We now cook our lunch and breakfast in the elementary kitchen instead of transporting it from the high school kitchen. We store dry, refrigerated, and frozen foods in the kitchen as well. I have heard numerous reports on the improved quality of our elementary lunches. Nice job staff! We are glad the kitchen is working out so well. We love it when a plan comes together. The board is giving serious consideration and exploring what it would take to upgrade the high school/junior high school kitchen.

    The most popular update this year from the students’ point of view is the playground. It is safe, clean, and a fun place to spend recess time. I have had a few students express their wishes that it was bigger. The school board also wishes we could have built a bigger play area. It is great the playground is used on a nightly basis and weekends. West Burlington ISD is proud to provide this wonderful play area for students during school hours and for the entire community outside of school hours. You guessed it, we love it when a plan comes together.

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