Education

Financial picture solid for Monticello schools

At the midway point of its fiscal year, the financial picture for the Monticello school district is close to what district officials expected. That according to Superintendent Vic Zimmerman, who updated the school board at its Jan. 20 meeting.


D-W approves purchase of working cash bonds

Taxes will increase again for DeLand-Weldon School Board residents.


1927 sports artifact found at MHS

No one knows how long it sat unnoticed in a Monticello High School athletic storage room, but a 69-year-old framed artifact celebrating the school’s undefeated 1927 football team was definitely made to last.


Paper roller coasters a hit at MMS

It isn’t something Samantha Shores has seen very often in her three-year teaching career.

“It’s like a race to the door,” she said.


Turner will be new MHS assistant principal

A nine-year Monticello High School instructor has been tabbed as the new assistant principal and district activities director.


Fifth grade musical is this Saturday in Cerro Gordo

Cerro Gordo fifth grade students will present “Magic Tree House: A Ghost Tale For Mr. Dickens Jr.” at 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 30 in the middle school gymnasium.


Changes in special education hiring practices could save districts dollars

The current model of purchasing special education teachers from the Macon-Piatt Special Education District will likely change.


Site determined for new school

The Monticello school district officially has a site for a new high school if voters approve funding for it on March 15.


Millikin, MHS combine for choral concert

A choral concert featuring the Monticello High School chorus and the Millikin University Collegiate Chorale was presented at the Monticello United Methodist Church on Tuesday, Jan. 19. The Monticello group, under the direction of Tricia Shaw,  led off the concert.


Marching toward March 15

Monticello's school board took the following action last night (Jan. 20) in relation to the March 15 bond referendum, which if approved would fund a $40.9 million project to build a new high school and convert the current high school/Washington Elementary campus into a districtwide elementary school.

The board:


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