Superintendent’s Message

December 2019 Superintendent’s Message

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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 […]

November 2019 Superintendent’s Message

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Trick or treating in the snow…who’d of “thunk” it. I remember one such Halloween about 26 or 27 years ago when our daughters were about 4 and 5 years old.  Of course, they don’t seem to remember thus it is causing a stir with them. We simply chuckle.  Snow on Halloween adds an interesting twist […]

October 2019 Superintendent’s Message

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Superintendent’s Remarks By Lisa Beames School Board Policy..What’s All of the Huh Bub! The sounds of students have filled our halls for some six weeks now.  That seems difficult to believe. I so enjoy seeing and hearing the excitement and happiness in especially the youngest students.  They are delightful and heartwarming. The commitment and passion […]

July/August Superintendent Newsletter

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Welcome back to the 2019-2020 school year and a special welcome to our new students and families.  We look forward to seeing everyone on August 26th. Everyone is busy readying for what I am confident will be another great year at West Burlington Independent Schools. As August is upon us, the sights and sounds of […]

May/June 2019 Superintendent Message

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Interim Superintendent Remarks Kenneth Marang, Ph.D. I have been in this position for only a few weeks but I am impressed by the quality and professionalism of all district employees and their commitment to this community and its young people.  I have found this community to be very supportive of the school system, as evidenced […]

April Superintendent Message

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Message from our Board President: West Burlington Independent School District Students, Parents & Stakeholders It is my pleasure to introduce the new Interim Superintendent for the West Burlington Independent School District, Dr. Ken Marang. Dr. Marang has spent over 45 years in education, and served as the Superintendent for the Fort Madison school district for […]

March Superintendent Message 2019

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West Burlington families and stakeholders, I hope most of the snow and cold is behind us as we look forward to Spring. It has been a challenging Winter but we will all survive. Presently, the last day of the 2018-2019 school year is June 5th. My hope is March will be conducive to having school […]

February Superintendent Message

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West Burlington families and stakeholders, I hope we have all thawed out from a stretch of super cold weather and large amounts of snow. I used to think of the West Burlington/Burlington area as the “Florida” of Iowa; I have since dismissed this notion. Our last day of school on our annual calendar was originally […]


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Happy New Year to all!  We would like to provide a friendly reminder of the following dates.  The first semester concludes on January 11th, a work/professional day on January 14th and the start of second semester on January 15th. I am sure we are all in agreement this school year is flying by at supersonic […]


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Seasons greetings to one and all! The countdown to holiday break is speeding toward us. It has been a great start to the school year. When we return to school from break, we will have eight days before we end the first semester on January 11th. As a reminder, we will have a weeklong spring […]

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,