Seeking Individual to Fill Board Vacancy

    Pursuant to Iowa Code 279.6, the Independent School District of West Burlington
    has published notice of its intent to appoint an individual to fill a vacancy on the
    Board of Education.  This notice is published in the Des Moines County News, the official publication of the school district on December 5, 2019.

    The vacancy term will last until the next regular school board election in November, 2021.
    Eligible electors of the Independent School District of West Burlington have the
    right to file a petition requiring that this vacancy be filled by a special election should they desire to do so.
    Petitions must be received by the board secretary within 14 days after the
    publication of this notice as cited below. For details and signatory requirements or
    if interested in applying, please contact the Board Secretary, Shawna Brown at
    319/752-8747, #3 or at shawna.brown@wbschools.us.

    Application information can be downloaded here.

    Application must be received electronically by Board Secretary  Brown or returned in person to the superintendent's office no later than 4:00 PM, December 12, 2019. This office is located at 607 Ramsey St., West Burlington, IA 52655

    Application Deadline – December 12, 2019 – 4:00PM
    Board Meets with Candidates – December 16, 2019 – Time: TBD
    Appointment – TBD on or before January 1st

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  • Superintendent's Message


    As I often find myself at the end of a month, I am sitting here the Monday before Thanksgiving working to write the newsletter message. Topics and thoughts could go a million directions, but below is where I was most drawn.

    Regardless of where we are and what we do, there are always struggles before us, be it in our professional or our personal lives. Struggles while often frustrating and scary, once persevered make us stronger and provide us with a deeper appreciation of the joys in our lives.

    When I reflect on what I am thankful for there are many things. Besides my family and our health, much of it now ties back to here, West Burlington Independent Schools. From thoughts of little things to big matters there is much to find joy in and thus be thankful for.

    From the elementary students who visit me just about every day after school to discuss a multitude of topics including albino squirrels to the high school students who knew their lines of “The Wizard of Oz” so well they could recite them in the green room when the audio wasn’t working through the live feed. They were so fun to watch.

    From the staff member who has gone out of their way to make us feel personally welcome to everyone who is so forgiving when I still grasp to remember which name goes with which person. Name-to-face recognition is not my greatest strength, so this is deeply appreciated.

    From the administrators, directors, staff, and students who are eager to help me learn the history and ways of West Burlington to their same eagerness to learn from my experiences. And too, from the questions of “Why?” to the responses of “Oh, I get it now.”, there is so much to find thankfulness in.Read more

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Notice of Nondiscrimination: It is the policy of the West Burlington Independent School District not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, religion, creed, age (for employment), marital status (for programs), sexual orientation, gender identity and socioeconomic status (for programs) in its educational programs and its employment practices. There is a grievance procedure for processing complaints of discrimination. If you have questions or a grievance related to this policy please contact Equity Coordinator, 607 Ramsey St., (319) 752-8747, Equity.Coordinator@wbschools.us.