Congratulations to the 2015 Homecoming Court!
Front (l-r): Aubrey Schmitt, Regan Jones, Haley Snyder, Cailey McClellon.
Back (l-r): Gradin Schroeder, Cameron Guihan, Chase Williams, Devon Rouse.
Photo by Dan Hockett
There is an old saying that is attributed to Plautus, a Roman playwright, “Patience is the best remedy for every trouble.” Although Plautus lived in 200 BC, those words hold true today. West Burlington School District is a great school district, but we know we aren’t perfect. We have our shortcomings and we sometimes make mistakes. As your superintendent I want to resolve these concerns as quickly as possible. The school board asked me to review our complaint procedure to address concerns promptly and effectively. We respectfully ask you to use the following protocol:
If a concern arises, please speak directly with the person or the program leader that is directly involved in the concern. If there is a classroom concern, speak with the teacher. If an issue arises in an activity or sport in which your son or daughter is participating; please speak directly with the coach or sponsor. We believe respectful discussion can frequently get everyone on the same page and usually resolve the misunderstanding.
If after a discussion with the teacher, coach, or sponsor; the concern is not resolved, the next step is speaking with the staff member’s direct supervisor. If this is a concern involving athletics, address this with the athletic director. If the concern is with a teacher, then speak with the principal. Respectful discourse will help get to the root of the concern, and hopefully resolve the situation.
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.
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