The Monticello CUSD #25 total school tax rate for upcoming bills will be $3.3373 per $100 of assessed valuation in Piatt County. This is a reduction of $0.013 from last year’s tax rate. The district saw an EAV increase of 2.4%. Our tax rate continues to be the lowest of all school districts in Piatt, Macon, Champaign, DeWitt, and Ford counties as well as in the entire state of Illinois for unit school districts. Area school tax rates can be found HERE.
The following changes have been made, as of 2:20pm CST, due to the January 8, 2015 school closing...
All Weekend Activities Cancelled for Monticello Schools due to weather.
Public Act 98-669 and Public Act 98-801were signed into law this summer and place enhanced requirements on school districts when dealing with bullying issues among students. Our district has addressed these issues annually and we will continue to be diligent in our efforts to elimnate bullying from our hallways, playgrounds, cafeterias, and classrooms. These laws include an outline of guidelines for schools, many of which our district has been following for years, including timely report investigations, follow-up, and access to social services. Also included are criteria for dealing with cyber-bullying that may occur outside of the school day but creates a negative impact within our schools. Our Building Principals will be dicussing this information with faculty and staff, training has been made available, and information will be sent home to parents to the topic of bullying. Our School Board adopted a revised Board Policy on Bullying at our meeting in October.
Monticello Schools and the Piatt County Service Company have partnered to invite you to Fuel the Sages. This program creates a unique opportunity that the entire community can participate in to help raise money to help offset the expense of purchasing iPads for the school district. All that is needed in the Fuel the Sages program is purchases of gas or diesel fuel with an FS FUEL 24 card from the FAST STOP located at 427 West Marion or other FAST STOP sites throughout IL, IA and WI. For more details click on the following links.
Monticello School District is excited to offer our students an opportunity to use the tools of Google through Google Apps for Education. These tools are a perfect fit for the direction that our school district is headed in regards to integrating technology into our curriculum.
Reasons We Are Encouraging Google Accounts
- Students will have increase access to teachers.
- Students will have access to online file storage that they can access anywhere at anytime.
- Teachers can share files easily with students through Google Drive.
- The classroom learning environment is easily extended to the home environment.
- Students will have the ability to collaborate with other students within their school, the district, and possibly even with other schools.
- Google Apps for Education allows the possibility of students building an electronic portfolio of their school learning experiences.
Google Drive – This will provide students access to web-based
creation tools like word processor, spreadsheet, drawing and presentation. This will allow your child to collaborate with teachers and other students.
Our 2nd–8th graders will start out with accounts that allow them to use the tools of Google Drive.
Our 9th–12th graders will have accounts that will allow them access to Google Drive and a Gmail account for collaboration with teachers and students.
If you want to opt out of the Google Apps for Education, you can download a form HERE. This form will need to be turned into the school building that your child attends.
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