posted Nov 7, 2017, 6:19 AM by Brian Johnson   [ updated Nov 14, 2017, 2:33 PM ]

Iowa Fertilizer Company and Orascom E&C USA, Inc. donate $50,000 in supplies to the Burlington Community School District


BURLINGTON, Iowa (October 23rd , 2017) As part of its ongoing commitment to support schools throughout southeast Iowa, Iowa Fertilizer Company and Orascom E&C USA, Inc. (Subsidiary of OCL) recently provided $50,000 worth of supplies and equipment to the Burlington Community School District.

“Since we broke ground on the Iowa Fertilizer project nearly five years ago, Orascom E&C USA, Inc. has worked to improve the economic and educational landscape in southeast Iowa,” said Nabil Ghantous, Executive Vice President. “Through this most recent donation, we are proud to provide valuable equipment, resources, furniture and appliances that the Burlington Community School District will be able to utilize for years to come.”

The equipment Orascom E&C USA, Inc. (Subsidiary of OCL) and Iowa Fertilizer Company donated will improve the overall aesthetic of each building in the district, and provide staff with additional resources to further enrich the educational setting. The donation allows the district to replace older furniture with new, modern options to be used in classrooms, common areas, meeting rooms, and offices. Additionally, several storage options were received, along with several microwaves and refrigerators. Donations are ready to be used by staff and students right away.

“I am delighted that Orascom E&C USA, Inc. and Iowa Fertilizer Company generously donated to our learning community,” said Burlington Community School District Superintendent Pat Coen. “Having quality resources available for staff and students is often overlooked and not easy to do with decreases in funding. This donation will save the district funds for many years and is greatly appreciated."

About Iowa Fertilizer Company

Iowa Fertilizer Company is a leader in the fertilizer industry. The plant in Wever, Iowa is the first greenfield nitrogen fertilizer facility constructed in the United States in more than 25 years. Utilizing its state-of-the-art production, industry-leading technology, and environmentally sustainable processes, Iowa Fertilizer Company will help provide farmers in Iowa and around the country with a stable, domestic supply of fertilizer. For more information, visit Iowa Fertilizer Company at

About Orascom E&C USA, Inc. (Subsidiary of OCL)

Orascom Construction Limited-OCL (NASDAQ Dubai: OC; EGX: ORAS), parent company of  Orascom E&C USA, Inc., announced the start of production and sales at Iowa Fertilizer Company (IFCo), the first world-scale greenfield nitrogen fertilizer plant to be built in the U.S. in more than 25 years.

The plant has a nameplate capacity of 2,200 metric tons per day (mtpd) of ammonia, 2,200 mtpd of urea synthesis, 1,200 mtpd of granular urea, 4,300 mtpd of urea ammonium nitrate and 900 mtpd of diesel exhaust fluid, with a combined sellable capacity of 1.5 to 2 million metric tons per annum of products.

Orascom E&C USA, Inc. is proud have built this state-of-the-art complex, highlighting the company’s capability as a major EPC player in this segment in the United States and worldwide. Orascom Construction Limited wholly owned U.S. subsidiary, The Weitz Company, expanded its industrial capability through its significant involvement in the project.


Magdy Wadie


Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) STATEMENT

posted Sep 26, 2017, 6:30 AM by Brian Johnson


Recent actions in Washington DC have declared the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) as unconstitutional, meaning that Burlington Community School District’s children who may have been brought to the United States of America by undocumented adults no longer have the protections provided under President Obama’s administrative DACA order. With that stated, BCSD will do everything within our power to protect, educate, and provide opportunities for each and every child in our schools. Our mission statement reads, “Inspiring and challenging students through diverse opportunity.” while our vision statement clearly articulates, “Burlington Community School District strives to have a profoundly positive impact on each student’s adult quality of life brought about by students’ individual and collective educational experiences.”  Neither our mission or our vision profess anything other than our unwavering commitment to children. Students first. Staff always.

Hounds at Home

posted Sep 13, 2017, 5:54 PM by Brian Johnson   [ updated Sep 29, 2017, 8:03 AM ]

Elementary PIECES After School Program - Registration

posted Aug 21, 2017, 1:31 PM by Brian Johnson

Elementary PIECES Afterschool Program at all five elementary schools will take place after school (3:30/3:45) until 5:30/5:45 depending on the child's school dismissal times. The program will take place Monday through Thursday beginning September 11. For questions please contact Cassie Gerst at 753-2211 ext 1054. 

2017-18 Special Education Delivery Plan

posted Aug 9, 2017, 2:46 PM by Brian Johnson   [ updated Aug 10, 2017, 3:36 PM ]

Link to the Burlington School District's Special Education Delivery Plan.  
All questions and comments can be addressed to:
Brenda Mitchell

School supply list and other registration documents

posted Jul 10, 2017, 9:26 AM by Brian Johnson   [ updated Jul 10, 2017, 9:27 AM ]

You can find copies of all registration support documents, such as school supply list, medical forms, acceptable use policy on this page.

2017-18 Student Handbooks

posted Jun 28, 2017, 1:48 PM by Brian Johnson   [ updated Jun 28, 2017, 1:50 PM ]

The 2017-18 student handbooks have been posted.

2017 Burlington High School Summer Learning Experiences

posted May 19, 2017, 7:59 AM by William Brackett

Summer learning experiences will be available for students from June 12-30 and July 10-14, 2017. There will be a break (no class) during the week of July 3-7​.
Please see this full post. (click here)

IDEA Part B – Parent Survey

posted Apr 21, 2017, 6:19 AM by William Brackett

Dear Parent,

Part B of the Individuals with Disabilities Act (IDEA) requires states to report the percent of parents with a child receiving special education services who report that schools facilitated parent involvement as a means of improving services and results for children with IEPs.

The Iowa Department of Education is gathering these data as a census for both students with and without an IEP using a brief three-question survey.

Survey Link -

Survey Information

Please use the link above to answer the following questions for each of your children. The survey will allow you to answer these questions for up to five children.

-          How old was your child on January 1, 2017? (choose 3-21)

-          Does your child have an Individualized Education Program – IEP? (y/n)

-          Did the school your child is currently attending facilitate (request, encourage or initiate) your involvement as a means of improving services and results for your child? (y/n)


The survey will be open April 15st through June 30th.


Thank you very much for your time and attention to this matter.

2017-2018 Calendar

posted Mar 31, 2017, 5:14 AM by William Brackett   [ updated May 24, 2017, 6:28 AM ]

Attached is the 2017-2018 district calendar for Burlington Community School District. 

Please note we updated this file on 5-22-17

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