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State Budget, but NO State Funding for Schools

Last year at this time, the State of Illinois did not have a budget, but PreK-12 education was receiving State funding as that particular program was funded.  By August 20, 2016, Oakland CUSD #5 had already received $61,118 in general state aid. Fast forward to August of 2017.  The State of Illinois now has a budget, but PreK-12 schools are NOT receiving any State funding.  Although a budget was passed, a . . .

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Collaborative Project Benefits Students & Walnut Point State Park

As a part of a collaborative project, students in Mrs. Welch's biology class worked with Mr. Welch and his Industrial Arts classes to build 10 duck boxes. Mrs. Sweeney’s Art class then put the finishing touches on the boxes by burning Titan heads into the top of the boxes. On Wednesday, April 26th, the Biology students teamed with Walnut Point State Park and employees of the Illinois Department of Natural resources to . . .

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2017 - 2018 School Calendar Approved

During the March 15th Board of Education meeting, the 2017-2018 school calendar was approved.  The school year will start with two days of teacher's institutes; August 14th and 15th.  The first day of student attendance will be Wednesday, August 16th.  Students will be out of school November 22nd, 23rd, and 24th for fall break. Winter break will start on Thursday, December 21st for students and run through . . .

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