District Office Regular Schedule:
M-F / 8:00 am – 4:30 pm
District Office Summer Schedule:
M-Th / 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Posted Date: 01/03/2018
As we have finished up the first semester of school, I hope it has been a successful time for our students in Burlington USD 244. Parent/teacher conferences have occurred at all buildings, and some career planning discussions have started/continued at BHS.
This is a quick reminder about attendance at school and classroom/future success. Research shows that a predictor of student success is consistent classroom attendance:
In our nation, over 6.5 million students (that is about 1 out of 7 children) missed at least 15 days of school in 2013-14. The data nationally shows a significant spike in absenteeism in the high school grades. Kansas ranks 26th for chronic absences.
We understand that absences can occur for a variety of reasons. If there are concerns about your kids and their attendance, please work with building administration or counselors to determine if another problem exists. It is so important that we all work together so our children can be successful. Family involvement is a key ingredient to student success.
#KansansCan is our state’s vision of education with school attendance being an important part of future success. The learning that takes place each and every day goes far beyond just reading, writing and math. Strong work ethics, team work and social/emotional development are just a few things that occur in the framework of a normal day in Burlington USD 244.
Superintendent of Schools
Burlington USD 244