The Community Engagement Plan was approved by the School Board on September 18, 2013. The plan lasted 60 days and included meetings with 35 Business and Community Leaders, articles in the Piatt County Journal Republican, a Community Conversation in which 230 people attended, a district-wide discussion with 160 faculty and staff members, announcements via Twitter and School Messenger, posting articles on our district website, and the distribution of a survey to every address in our school district (4500). The goal of the plan was to engage the community in conversation about the future of our school facilities and to gather feedback on what direction our school district should head on this important topic. Based on community feedback, the School Board agreed to move to a Phase II Community Engagement process to run through June 2014 at which time the Board would consider placing a referendum question on the ballot for November. The Supt and Board will work with community members to gather answers to questions and to provide details prior to considering a referendum question. The feedback indicates that the focus needs to be on our high school with efforts made to complete an overall district facility master plan for all schools. The election date would be November 4, 2014. A referendum question would need to be adopted by the School Board by August 18.
- PCJR Article On Community Engagement
- Facility Future Talking Points
- Facility Future Study Scenarios
- The Competition
- District Construction History
- The Cost of Status Quo
- Election Day 2001
- Community Conversation Card
- Community Conversation Presentation
- Community Conversation Summary Report
- All District Facility Survey Final Report with comments
- Preliminary Engagement Summary Report
- Final Community Engagement Phase I Report
- Area City Tax Rates
- Questions and Answers
The Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) unveiled a new Report Card this year. The new School and District Report Cards provide more information about student learning, reflecting the statewide move toward more rigor in the classroom and higher performance expectations at an earlier age to ensure Illinois K-12 students are on track for success in college and the workforce. The new report cards aim to help drive community and family engagement with more transparent and easy-to-understand metrics.
The report cards can be found by searching IllinoisReportCard.com, or by clicking the direct links, on each of our school pages, titled "Illinois School Report Card". The old style school report cards are available, in PDF format, below.
Join Kirby Medical Center for their 7th Annual Kirby Derby on May 10, 2014. An awesome dry-fit shirt will go to all paid 5K run/walk and 10K entrees and finishers will receive a medal for completing the 10K run, 5K run/walk, or kids race. This is a family event with a free kid’s race for registered children up to 10 years of age. Each child will receive a cotton t-shirt and a goodie bag for participating. Visit their website www.KirbyHealth.org or like Kirby Derby on Facebook for race details and training program updates. Their 10 week training program will start the first week in March 2014.
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