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Ebola Information for Parents

Dear Parent or Guardian, The Ebola Outbreak in West Africa continues to be in the headlines and recently, there has been extensive media coverage of a handful of cases in the United States. It’s understandable that parents and students may be concerned about this serious disease. Here is some information about what the risk of Ebola is here in our community and our state. Van Buren Community School District is in close contact with the Iowa Department of Public Health and Van Buren County Public Health. We are confident in Iowa’s health care and public health systems and their ability to handle and control a case . . . read more

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Wellness Grant Received

Van Buren Community School District has been selected as one of 17 districts in the state of Iowa to receive school wellness funding and training opportunities over five years, as part of a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) grant awarded to the Iowa Department of Public Health and the Iowa Department of Education.  The Van Buren Community School District was selected based on the district’s commitment to student wellness. Van Buren CSD created a team of staff and students to attend the first training . . . read more


    The SAFE Coalition's annual SAFE Home Pledge program is underway.  Members of the coalition are asking parents to sign a SAFE Home Pledge. The pledge for middle and high school parents states that they will not provide alcohol to minors in their home. It also states that the parents are open to communication with other parents about the alcohol use of their children. For elementary parents the pledge asks them to talk to their kids about drugs, alcohol and tobacco use, set rules and take an active role in . . . read more


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