Dr. Michelle Morse

Welcome Letter

Dear Bettendorf Community School District Families,

Welcome to the 2024-2025 school year! We thank you for selecting Bettendorf Community School District for your student’s education.  It is a privilege to work with you and your students in teaching and learning as well as preparing them for their future! 

This handbook has been prepared to provide important information about the District and to support a successful year for our students and their families. Inside this handbook, you will find detailed information regarding our school district, school sites, phone numbers, and websites. I encourage you to review the information inside to learn more about the programs, services and supports available in the Bettendorf Community School District. As always, your children’s safety and health remain our highest priorities.

Please continue to regularly visit our district website to find current news and events as well as updates throughout the year.

Thank you for your support as we work together to educate and empower every student, in every school, every day to live, lead, and learn with integrity and joy.

Best wishes for a successful school year.


Dr. Michelle Morse

This handbook is an extension of board policy and is a reflection of the goals and objectives of the school board. The board, administration, and employees expect students to conduct themselves in a manner fitting to their age level and maturity, and with respect and consideration for the rights of others. Students, teachers, employees, and visitors are expected to treat each other with respect and courtesy so that all may be safe within the school environment. 

This handbook and school district policies, rules, and regulations are in effect while students are on school grounds, school district property, or on property within the jurisdiction of the school district; while on school-owned and/or school-operated buses or vehicles or chartered buses; while attending or engaged in school activities; and while away from school grounds if the misconduct directly affects the good order, efficient management and welfare of the school district or involves students or staff. School district policies, rules, and regulations are in effect 12 months a year. A violation of a school district policy, rule, regulation, or student handbook provisions will result in disciplinary action and may affect a student's eligibility to participate in extracurricular activities whether the violation occurred while school was in session or while school was not in session.

Students are expected to comply with and abide by the school district's policies, rules, regulations, and student handbook provisions.  Students who fail to abide by the school district's policies, rules, regulations, and student handbook provisions may be disciplined for: conduct that disrupts or interferes with the education program; conduct that disrupts the orderly and efficient operation of the school district or school activity; conduct which disrupts the rights of other students to obtain their education or to participate in school activities; or conduct which interrupts the maintenance of a disciplined atmosphere. Disciplinary measures include, but are not limited to, removal from the classroom, detention, suspension, probation, and expulsion.  Discipline can also include prohibition from participating in extracurricular activities, including athletics. The discipline imposed is based on the facts and circumstances surrounding the incident and the student's record.

The school reserves and retains the right to modify, eliminate, or establish school district policies, rules, regulations, and family handbook provisions as circumstances warrant, including those contained in the handbook.  Students are expected to know the contents of the handbook and comply with it. Students or parents with questions or concerns may contact the building principal for information about the current enforcement of the policies, rules, regulations, or family handbook provisions of the school district.