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District Dispatch September 12 2019

SCHOOL SAFETY A TOP PRIORITY

As part of the educational process, we need to plan, practice, prepare, and educate the community and students of the importance of school security. We are very fortunate to live in communities which are great places to raise kids. For the most part, we are very sheltered from society’s ills, and crime is not something we often witness or are exposed to. Consequently, we tend to take for granted the comforts given to us by living in such quiet communities, easily forgetting the importance of being diligent in maintaining safe practices.

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District Dispatch August 2019

Welcome Back To A New 2019-2020 School Year

Welcome back Bullets and Bee Bees! I hope you enjoyed a summer vacation or time off filled with fun and exciting memories with your family, friends, and loved ones. Each school year starts a new chapter and new choices in everyone’s lives. Everyone has the opportunity for a fresh new start, to make a change, challenge themselves, and set new personal goals. Everyone is undefeated!

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PURPOSE OF THE DISTRICT VISION COMMITTEE

  1. Create a bridge between the community and the district
  2. Educate and communicate the state of the district
  3. Seek input regarding facilities needs, wants, and wishes
  4. Seek input regarding long term financial needs, wants, and wishes
  5. Provide input to the Board of Education for developing long range financial and facilities plans and goals.

 

If you have any questions regarding the WCUSD#15 District Vision Committee, please contact Tip Reedy, Superintendent. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

District Dispatch May 2019

Time to Celebrate & Best Wishes Class of 2019

May 6-10 is Teacher Appreciation Week. On behalf of the WCUSD#15 Board of Education, I would like to personally thank all the WCUSD#15 teachers for what they do every day for our students. The teacher is the most important variable in the classroom, and our teachers unselfishly meet this challenge daily.

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APRIL SHOWERS BRING MAY FLOWERS

Due to the historical lack of a State of Illinois linear school funding payment schedule
over the past several years, WCUSD#15 has been deficit spending, spending reserves,
reducing programs, and being expected to do more with less revenue, while at the same
time trying to balance responsibilities to the tax payer and create opportunities for
students and staff. For a district with cash flow problems and the inability to borrow
money, WCUSD#15 faces financial challenges.

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Saturday, May 18th, 2019
Williamsville Junior High School Gym
Doors open at 5:00, dinner at 6:00, music begins at 5:15
Attire: Business Casual/Semi-formal
Admission: $25

Please join the Williamsville Band Boosters for the 8th Annual Williamsville Jazz Dinner Fundraiser to be held Saturday, May 18, 2019. The festivities feature live performances by the award-winning Williamsville High School and Jr. High School Jazz bands. In addition, there is a guest group TBA. The event will include a silent auction with a variety of exciting items. All proceeds from the event go toward furthering the growth of Williamsville's outstanding band programs. A full meal from Poe’s Catering is part of the package, with dessert provided by Charlotte’s Cakes. For more information: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/8th-annual-williamsville-jazz-dinner-tickets-57399332950

BUILDING THE BRIDGE

School to community relations is key to educational success for our district’s students. Building a bridge from home to your student’s classroom is an important connection for communication and active community involvement in our schools. Students and parents have an important voice in their education. Collaborating, communicating, and working with teachers is vital to a positive learning environment.

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Residency Changes
For the 2019-2020 school year WCUSD#15 is implementing residency checks for all new students entering the district, all Kindergarten students entering SES, all 5th grade students entering WJHS, and all 9th grade students entering WHS. The Williamsville-Sherman School District is asking parents and guardians who plan to enroll their upcoming K, 5th, and/or 9th grade children for the 2019-2020 school year to provide residency documentation.

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WCUSD#15 will be closed tomorrow Thursday January 31. A decision will be made by 12:00 tomorrow regarding extracurricular activities and practices. IT’S A GREAT DAY TO BE A BULLET! #bulletpride

SCHOOL DISTRICT TAX LEVY AND BUDGET PROCESS

Public school finance is often viewed as a complicated process. My goal is to explain the budgeting and levying process and give you a better grasp of school finance practices.

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IT’S TIME TO GIVE THANKS

As the Holiday Season approaches, I believe it would be a good time to recognize the people who make sure our students are safe, educated, and supported in our school district. As your Superintendent, I would like to publicly “THANK” the following groups who challenge and inspire the students of WCUSD#15.

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Attention Parents of students at WCUSD#15: We value your input regarding feedback and improvements for our schools. Please consider taking the time to complete the 10 minute 5 Essentials Survey.

http://survey.5-essentials.org/illinois/survey/parent/

Parents with multiple children in multiple buildings will be to provide feedback and input for each building their child attends.

The information and data collected will be reflected on the 2019 Illinois School Report Card. Your feedback and input will help rank each of the WCUSD#15 Buildings.

The 2018 Illinois School Report Card data showed WCUSD#15 had 2-Exemplary Schools (WHS & WJHS) and 2-Commendable Schools (WMS & SES).

IT'S A GREAT DAY TO BE A BULLET!

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Williamsville, Sherman, and Sangamon County Residents,

WCUSD#15 is extremely thankful to have a positive outcome on the 1-Cent County Schools Facilities Sales Tax! Thank you to the voters who recognized the need to update our facilities and provide our students a safe, secure and comfortable learning environment.

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Sangamon County School Facility Sales Tax

On November 6, 2018, the voters of Sangamon County will be asked to approve a proposal to provide funding to all county school districts through a 1-cent retail sales tax increase.

The revenue from this Sangamon County School Facility Sales Tax will be generated from Sangamon County residents and more importantly from the people who visit and travel through Sangamon County.

The revenue can only be used to maintain and improve school facilities or to make payments on existing bond debt.

The Sangamon County School Facility Sales Tax is a shift from exclusively relying on local property taxes to fund school facilities.

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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
Grades 6-8

500 S. Walnut St.
Williamsville, IL 62693

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

Williamsville 5th Grade Center
Grade 5
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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