Burlington School Board

The Burlington School District and the Burlington Education Association have reached an agreement on a new contract for the 2015/2016 school year. 

It calls for the teachers to receive a 4% increase in total compensation, which includes salary, benefits and retirement, among others.

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The Burlington School District is giving its students another option to consider as they look to their futures.  Starting this fall, they can learn how to cook in a commercial grade kitchen.

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The Burlington School District could have a new superintendent by the end of the night.

The Burlington School Board has narrowed its search for a new superintendent to two people.

The Burlington School District has established an aggressive timeline in its search for a new superintendent.

A new state program will help boost the starting pay for teachers in the Burlington School District.

The Burlington School District is moving ahead with its share of the proposed $3.4-million renovation of Bracewell Stadium, which is home to multiple middle and high school teams.

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The Burlington School District’s Bracewell Stadium could be in line for a multi-million dollar upgrade.

The Burlington School Board would like the the Iowa Legislature to put its money where its mouth is when it comes to new rules and regulations.

The head of the Burlington School District will receive a pay raise on July 1.

The Burlington School District no longer needs the former Washington Elementary School, prompting the school board to vote to demolish the building.

The Burlington School District is updating its policy on bullying and harassment.  The changes are based on a recent site visit by the Iowa Department of Education.

Human Resources Director Laurie Hempen says the agency wants Burlington to expand the list of situations that could be considered bullying or harassment.  She says the additions include gender identity, political party, physical attributes, and ancestry.

Hempen says the policy already covered situations including race, gender, religion, and sexual orientation.

The Burlington School District is going back to the drawing board when it comes to reshaping school boundaries. 

Superintendent Jane Evans says the district’s elementary enrollment is out of balance.  She says, for example, North Hill has too many students while Blackhawk is running well below capacity.

The district estimates that 14% of its elementary school students do not attend their neighborhood school.  In response, it identified a neighborhood where students could change schools to help balance out the enrollment figures.

The Burlington School District wants to balance its elementary school enrollment.

The administration says nearly 200 students attend an elementary school that is outside of their neighborhood.

Superintendent Jane Evans says this is likely the result of families moving within the city but choosing to remain a part of their previous school. 

She says the district wants to balance the enrollment at its five elementary schools: Blackhawk, Corse, Grimes, North Hill and Sunnyside.