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Van Buren Web Page Undergoing Design and Content Changes

    In the next few weeks, you will notice some major changes coming to the Van Buren website. Information will be more streamlined and easily attainable. We ask for your patience while the site is under construction.  Thank you. read more

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The Flu: A Guide for Parents

What is the flu?  Influenza (the flu) is an infection of the nose, throat, and lungs caused by the influenza viruses. There are many different influenza viruses that are constantly changing. They cause illness, hospital stays and deaths in the United States each year. The flu can be very dangerous for children. Each year about 20,000 children younger than 5 years old are hospitalized from flu complications, like pneumonia. How serious is the flu? Flu illness can vary from mild to severe. While the flu . . . 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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