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School board members are ordinary people who wear many different hats in their everyday lives. They might be farmers or bankers, homemakers or doctors, truck drivers or professors, business owners or retirees.

But they all put on the same hat when they get to the board room. It’s a hat that represents an extraordinary dedication to our public schools, and it’s time we thanked them for their untiring efforts.

The time school board members spend in board meetings represents just a fraction of the actual hours that they devote to leading their districts. They attend meetings and seminars to learn how to be better board members. They attend extracurricular events to support their schools and are often involved in other community activities representing themselves, their community and their district.

School board members are charged with a unique job. They must listen to the voices of their community and then craft a vision, mission and goals for their district that accurately reflect those voices in the design. They must guard two of the community’s most precious resources— their children and their tax dollars — while they create the best educational environment possible with the money available.

Too often communities are quick to criticize school board members without really knowing all the details that went into their decisions. As a result, the efforts of school board members often go unrecognized and unrewarded.

November 15, 2016, has been designated as School Board Member Day in Illinois. This is a time to show appreciation and to begin to better understand how school board members work together to provide leadership for schools.

Join with others from throughout Illinois in a “tip of the hat” to the men and women who
provide the grassroots governance of public schools. Make a special effort to tell each school board member his or her hard work has been noticed and is very much appreciated.

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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The Williamsville-Sherman School District is profoundly grateful to have been led by Mr. David J. Root. 

Mr. Root lived a life to be emulated.  He possessed not only the qualities of a leader and mentor, but also those of a good friend. 

Mr. Root’s financial acumen was second to none.  He worked tirelessly to help make the Williamsville-Sherman school district a premier school district in Illinois, all while ensuring he treated people the way he wanted to be treated. 

His legacy of strength, grace, perseverance and a wonderful sense of humor will live on forever. 

Our school family has suffered several immeasurable losses and this is no exception.  

Mr. Root remains close to our hearts and minds as we prepare ourselves to continue the work he began in a way that will prove worthy of honoring his memory. 

We ask that you join us in keeping his precious Julie, Mia and Dalton in your thoughts and prayers. 


Visitation was held at the Williamsville Jr. High School Gymnasium on Sunday, September 11, 2016 from 1:00 until 6:00 PM.

Funeral Mass, officiated by Father Jeff Goeckner, was held at St. John Vianney Church in Sherman on Monday, September 12, 2016 at 10:00 AM.

The full obituary can be found at http://mottandhenning.com/2016/09/07/david-root/

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.

Read more in the attached District Dispatch.

max card program

Please register your Max card (County Market) to help WMS and WJHS earn the chance at winning $5000. The process is simple and takes just a minute or two. You can register online or by dropping off the form at County Market.
Online option: Follow link below to register online
Online registration


Traditional option: open Max Card pdf to print off form, fill out, and turn into your local County Market store.

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

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

Upcoming Events - WCUSD15

Wed Jul 26 @ 8:30AM - 10:30AM
Softball Camp//3rd through 8th Grade
Wed Jul 26 @ 4:00PM - 05:30PM
WJHS Softball Tryouts
Mon Jul 31 @ 8:00AM - 10:00AM
JH Boys' Baseball Tryouts
Tue Aug 01 @ 8:00AM - 10:00AM
JH Boys' Baseball Tryouts
Wed Aug 02 @ 8:00AM - 10:00AM
JH Boys' Baseball Tryouts
Wed Aug 02 @ 8:00AM - 03:00PM
Sherman Elementary Office opens
Sat Aug 05 @10:00AM - 12:00PM
JH Girls Junior High Softball @ Glenwood MS (A & B)
Mon Aug 07 @ 8:00AM - 02:30PM
Preschool for All screenings
Mon Aug 07 @ 4:30PM - 06:30PM
JH Girls Junior High Softball vs Rochester JHS ( A&B)
Mon Aug 07 @ 6:00PM - 07:00PM
Board Meeting 6:00pm
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