Monticello CUSD #25

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Community Facility Advisory Committee (CFAC) Report Presented

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The Monticello CUSD #25 Board of Education heard a report presented by the Community Facility Advisory Committee at it's meeting held on June 21, 2017.  The committee was made up of twenty community members and led by school board members Marc Sheppard and Kevin Frye.  The committee met five times and focused on school facility upgrade ideas and planning as well as discussions on the two unsuccessful referendums for a new high school and closure of other school buildings.  The report includes suggestions on facilities, what should be considered and how to communicate the needs to the community and public in advance of the next referendum.  The school board will use the report to assist in making decisions on facility upgrades and a future referendum to be held in March 2018.  A final decision on such a referendum would be made at a December board meeting.   The final CFAC report can be found here --> Final CFAC Report

2016 State Of The District Report Card

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Illinois Report CardThe Monticello CUSD #25 Board of Education heard the 2016 version of the State of the District Report Card. The report is a snapshot of how Monticello CUSD #25 is doing on a variety of education-related variables.   Information included in the report is compiled throughout the school year.

The purpose of the report card is to share school district information in an organized way that is readable and understandable to the public. The report also includes a comparison of the school district with nine other similar school districts in our area on selected variables.  The State of Illinois School report cards can be found at http://www.illinoisreportcard.com/.

2016 State Of The District Report Card

SchoolMessenger Via Text

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SchoolMessengerMonticello Schools uses School Messenger to get the instant word out on school related dismissals and other announcements.  We can use email, phone calls, social media and text messages.  School closing announcements are also made on television and radio stations.  Text messages are the best way to recieve the information as phone calls may not be made during early morning or late evening hours.  Some parents/students do not receive these messages via text because they must sign up to make it happen.  Text YES to 68453 to receive these message via text.  Regular message rates apply. 

Also consider following @MonticelloCUSD on Twitter to receive these messages as well as other school related information about Monticello Schools.

School District Tax Rate Lowest in Central Illinois

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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.

Anti-Bullying Policy and Resources

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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.

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