Education

Special school board session Dec. 15

The Monticello school board will hold a special meeting Dec.


More detail if referendum is tried again (FULL STORY)

What’s next for Monticello school facilities?


Support for their favorite Cub fan

Monticello school administrators showed support for Clay Wiggins last Wednesday by wearing Chicago Cubs gear. Wiggins, a Monticello Middle School student and staunch fan of the Cubbies, passed away on Monday, Nov. 17.


More detail to be provided if referendum goes back on ballot

What's next for Monticello school facilities?

More detail.

That seemed to be the consensus of school board members Wednesday in their first meeting since voters turned down a ballot question to build a new high school.


Bement schools look to improve test scores

Bement School Superintendent Sheila Greenwood told the school board on Nov. 12 that improving Elementary ISAT test scores is something she and other teachers are working on.

Greenwood said she is not pleased with the test scores over the past several years. Meetings to improve the curriculum have already begun.


DeLand-Weldon rededicates renovated facilities

John Baker has seen his share of building projects in the DeLand-Weldon school district. After being hired as an industrial arts teacher and coach 1956 and later becoming a school principal, he saw the construction of the current high school in 1959, followed by a new elementary building in 1969.


Students First debriefs after election

Would the Monticello building bond referendum had passed if a building site and plan were more certain?

That was one idea queried by the Students First committee, a pro-referendum group that held a post-election session Monday night at the high school.


Added tax cost kept some from voting for new school

Some of those who voted ‘no’ on the ballot issue that would have funded a new Monticello High School aren’t necessarily anti-new school, but instead seem to be anti-higher taxes.


Election tidbits

Monticello school referendum
YES – 1,983 NO – 2,356
• Monticello 2 and Willow Branch were the only precincts that voted in favor of the building referendum.


MHS fall play set for this weekend

For any high school thespian director, the decision on what type of play to present is never an easy one.

A comedy? A mystery?

Monticello High School’s Carrie Brocksmith decided to do both with “The Groom Has Cold Feet” by Martin A. Follose, which will be presented Nov. 14-15 in the high school auditorium.


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