Interim Superintendent for DeLand-Weldon

DeLand-Weldon school board members welcomed a new face at its July board meeting.

German to head up principal association

The Illinois Principals Association announces Sean German of Monticello as association President for the 2015-2016 school term. 

Trio of Piatt County schools among lowest tax rates in area

You don’t hear schools chant “we’re No. 27” very often. But it’s a pretty proud mantra when it comes to comparing real estate tax rates.

A review of school district tax rates for a five-county region in central Illinois shows three Piatt County schools in the bottom 10, meaning their tax rates are among the lowest in the area.

End of year balances strong for Monticello schools

End of year balances should remain high for the Monticello school district after it beat budget projections for the 2014-15 school year, according to figures presented at the June 17 board session.

Timetable outlined for possible referendum try

March 15, 2016 is nearly nine months away, but the Monticello school board will need to make steady progress on choosing a favored facilities plan to get it on the next available ballot.

In-school suspensions returning to Bement

In-school suspensions will return to Bement this fall after a two-decade absence. School board members June 10 approved the high school handbook, which adds an Alternative Learning Center, similar to an in-school suspension room.

Disaster drill held at MHS

For the first time in over a decade, Monticello area emergency responders held a disaster drill at Monticello High School on Saturday, June 6.

Camp Invention returning to White Heath

Camp Invention, the nation’s premier summer enrichment day camp program that is supported by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) and the National Inventors Hall of Fame (NIHF), is coming to White Heath School the week of June 8-12.

Health insurance co-op possible for Monticello schools

A proposal that represents some middle ground may help the Monticello school district keep a sense of security provided by its current fully-funded health insurance carrier, while realizing cost savings of a self-funded option.

School board receives prices on renovation options

A long list of potential Monticello school building improvements – and their estimated costs – were reviewed by the district’s school board at its May 20 meeting.

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