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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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Oakland Students Begin PARCC Testing

  On Monday, March 6th, Oakland CUSD #5 students in grades 3-8 started taking the PARCC test. PARCC, t he Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers is the state assessment and accountability measure for Illinois students enrolled in a public school district. PARCC assesses the New Illinois Learning​ Standards Incorporating the Common Core and will be administered in English Language Arts . . .

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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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