The Independent School District of West Burlington does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, creed, age, gender, disability, or marital status in its educational programs or employment. No person shall be denied employment solely because of any impairment which is unrelated to the ability to engage in activities involved in the position or program for which application has been made. Please refer to Board Policy 102 – Equal Educational Opportunity, Board Policy 401.1- Equal Employment Opportunity, and Board Policy 500 – Objectives for Equal Educational Opportunities for Students.
Equal Educational Opportunity
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. The Affirmative Action Coordinator is David Schmitt and can be reached at 607 Ramsey Street, West Burlington, IA 52655, (319) 752-8747. Inquiries may also be directed in writing to the Director of the Region VII Office of Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Education, 310 W. Wisconsin Avenue, Suite 800, Milwaukee, WI 53203-2292, (414) 291-1111, or the Iowa Department of Education, Grimes State Office Building, Des Moines, IA 50319-0146, (515) 281-5294.
The mission of the West Burlington Independent School District, in partnership with parents and community, is to accept students where they are academically, socially, physically, and emotionally and to guide them to develop to their fullest potential while instilling pride and self respect in becoming responsible citizens.