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Funding Mandated Categoricals

You may have recently read in the paper or heard local politicians say that K-12 education is fully funded this year, fiscal year 2017.  That is a very broad or general statement that in reality means that general state aid, GSA, was fully funded this year.  This is the first time this has happened since the 2010-2011 school year.  GSA has been prorated or cut anywhere from 4% to 11% over the last five years.  That . . .

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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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