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2 Sage Drive
Monticello, IL  61856
217-762-8511 ext. 1200 (Phone)
217-762-8534 (Fax)
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Superintendent:  Dr. Vic Zimmerman
Accounts Payable:  Mrs. Christie Summers
Human Resources:  Mrs. Janna McGiles
Secretary:  Mrs. Brenda Keeter

Board Member Vacancy

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Office ChairsThe Monticello CUSD #25 will have a vacancy on the School Board effective June 30. Dr. Jim Dahl has submitted a letter of resignation as Board Member. Dr. Dahl first became a Board Member in 2003, was on the Board for 13 years, and has served as Board President since September 2013. The school board has 45 days from June 30 to appoint a replacement board member to fill the seat until the next election which will be held in the Spring 2017.

Monticello CUSD #25 is accepting letters of interest to fill the vacant seat on the Board of Education. Board Members must be at least 18 years of age, a resident of Illinois and the school district for at least the past year, and a registered voter. Interested parties should submit a letter of interest, a resume and any other information that may help the board evaluate the appointment in writing or via email to Superintendent Vic Zimmerman at 2 Sage Drive, Monticello or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . In order to ensure full consideration please respond by June 14. The new board member must be appointed on or prior to August 14. If you have questions, please contact Superintendent Vic Zimmerman ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or 762-8511) or Board Vice President Gary Huisinga ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ).

MMS Summer Library

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Monticello Middle School is proud to announce that, thanks to a generous donation from the Monticello Area Education Foundation, the Middle School Library will be open to students on Wednesdays from 11:00am to 2:00pm throughout the summer.  The library will be open on June 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd and 29th; July 6th, 13th, 20th, and 27th; and August 3rd and 10th.

While the materials in the middle school library are best suited for students entering grades six through high school, all students in the Monticello School District are welcome to come in and check out reading materials.

Books checked out by students will have a two week due date, but may be renewed as necessary.  Students may return books directly to the library during regular hours or use the book return box located in the Middle School Office when the library is closed.  For each visit to the library, students will have their names entered into a monthly prize drawing.

We look forward to seeing you at the Middle School Library on Wednesdays!

Monticello Superintendent Named "2016 Superintendent of Distinction"

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IASA LogoMONTICELLO (IASA) — Dr. Victor Zimmerman, superintendent of Monticello CUSD 25 in Monticello, has been named the 2016 Superintendent of Distinction by his colleagues in the Abe Lincoln Region of the Illinois Association of School Administrators (IASA).

Zimmerman will be honored at an awards luncheon April 21 in Springfield. State Superintendent Dr. Tony Smith is the featured speaker at the luncheon that will honor 21 IASA regional Superintendents of Distinction.

“I am humbled to represent the many fine superintendents across the state of Illinois with this honor,” said Zimmerman, who has been an educator for 29 years, serving as teacher, administrator and adjunct professor at the University of Illinois before becoming superintendent of the Monticello school district in 2007. “Our district has an excellent reputation as a ‘go-to” district when it comes to the all-around education for our students and a great place to work for our faculty and staff – I am grateful to have the opportunity to lead Monticello CUSD 25 – where every day is a great day to be a Sage!”

— For full details and official release, click HERE.

Monticello Substitute Highlighted As "Teacher Of The Week"

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Teacher Of The WeekMONTICELLO (The News-Gazette) — Meet Linda Hayes, a substitute teacher in the Monticello school district who recently spent several months teaching a high school English class for Lisa Nuku, who was on maternity leave. She's worked as a teacher for 32 years, and spent her last several years as an elementary school teacher in Monticello. Since her retirement two years ago, Hayes has filled in teaching at every grade level in the district. "Since retiring, I most miss my school 'family.' ... Substituting is enjoyable because I want to help and I love a learning environment," she said.


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