Parent Upset that WB Allows Teacher to Coach Football for West Central


It’s not too often someone speaks up during the public comments portion at the West Burlington School Board Meetings, but last night one parent expressed a couple concerns.

Michelle Murphy first spoke about how she felt it wasn’t right for former head football coach Jeff Housel to keep teaching at West Burlington and coach football for another school…

Housel will continue to serve as West Burlington’s Athletic Director but has recently been hired to coach football for West Central High School.
Murphy also expressed concern about open enrollment and wants to know if the school plans to hire more teachers to keep up with their increased enrollment…

Superintendent Dave Schmitt suggested she make an appointment with him so they can discuss the issues one-on-one.

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8 Comments on "Parent Upset that WB Allows Teacher to Coach Football for West Central"

  1. hatedumbfucks | April 22, 2014 at 4:47 pm |

    whats wrong with reaching out to other districts i see not a thing wrong with it but we will always have some complain cause there not happy with it ….lets see what else we can complain about…..

  2. She must have a personal ax to grind because this happens all the time! Get a life lady….

  3. Mr. Grey-Cap | April 22, 2014 at 6:08 pm |

    I’m very disappointed in the responses to this article. I don’t even agree with the parent who thinks coaches should teach (or work) at the same school they coach at. However, I can understand her point of view and I commend her for speaking up and taking an active role in the school/community where she is raising her child(ren). “Get a life”? It sounds to me like she has one that is centered around her family, and that is an admiral life to say the least. Disagreeing with her is no reason to attack her as a person.

  4. Know the facts | May 1, 2014 at 10:03 am |

    You have to know all the facts before you can judge the coach/teacher. Attend the school board meetings, listen to the school board members, the community, and speak up when you disagree. Not all is what it seems.

  5. Funny thing is, one of our (west central) teachers coached west Burlingtons football team… hypocritical much?

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