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District Dispatch July 2017 is attached.

Citizenship 101

SCHOOL DISTRICT TAX LEVY AND BUDGET PROCESS

Public school finance is often viewed as a complicated process.  This is an attempt to explain the budgeting and levying process in order to give you a better grasp of school finance practices.

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Area School Districts’ Property Tax Rates
One of the most important aspects of my job as your Superintendent is to make school finance transparent to the school board and the community, while clarifying complex funding issues in a comprehensive and clear manner.

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Welcome Back to School

The start of another school year is upon us and with it comes the excitement of new learning experiences for our students.

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The State Budget Mess

milesOn Thursday, May 12, 2016, the Williamsville-Sherman School District lost an outstanding educator and a tremendous role model. Mandi Miles, first grade teacher, fought a courageous five year battle with cancer. We were so blessed to have her work with our children over her 12 year tenure in our district.

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Life of Service

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Unthinkable budget scenario for schools not so far-fetched

 

It is impossible not to notice the daily headlines in the local newspapers and media outlets dealing with the State’s budget crisis and the impact it is having on public schools in Central Illinois and all across the State. For Williamsville Schools, we are projected to lose close to another $600,000 in pro-rated General State Aid revenue this year, and that doesn’t count the millions we’ve not received from the State in revenue over the past several years. Moreover, future years will continue to be tight because of the State’s financial problems and it is apparent the State’s financial problems will not be solved in the near future. Let there be no mistake about it, this is going to continue to be a very lean time for our school district. This State’s financial problem is very real. It will take every cent and every cost savings measure to maintain our educational programs throughout these difficult times. 

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Williamsville High School
900 S. Walnut St.
Williamsville, IL 62693

Voice: 217-566-3361
Fax: 217-566-3792
Attendance: 217-566-2325

Williamsville Junior High School
500 S. Walnut St.
Williamsville, IL 62693

Voice: 217-566-3600
Fax: 217-566-2475
Attendance: 217-566-2325

Williamsville Middle School
504 S. Walnut St.
Williamsville, IL 62693

Voice: 217-566-4070
Fax: 217-566-2183
Attendance: 217-566-2325

Sherman Elementary School
312 South Street
Sherman, IL 62684

Voice: 217-496-2021
Fax: 217-496-2473
Attendance: 217-566-2325

Williamsville-Sherman CUSD #15
800 S. Walnut St.
Williamsville, IL 62693

Voice: 217-566-2014
Fax: 217-566-3890
Attendance: 217-566-2325

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