Tip Reedy

District Dispatch March 21, 2019

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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District Dispatch February 21, 2019

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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 Closed Tomorrow Thursday January 31

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

District Dispatch Levy Process December 6, 2018

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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District Dispatch November 22, 2018

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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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Illinois 5 Essentials Survey

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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Thank You!

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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District Dispatch CSFST October 25, 2018

Sangamon County Schools Seek a 1% Sales Tax Referendum to Address Facility Needs.

Sangamon County Schools will place a 1% sales tax question on the November 6th Ballot as a step to help increase school safety, security, and improve school facilities. There are many questions about the 1% sales tax and as a result, I have compiled many common questions and have listed answers.

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District Dispatch CSFST October 18, 2018

County Sales Tax Revenue For Facility Funding To Sangamon County Schools

The county schools facility sales tax is for one cent on every dollar spent on qualifying retail purchases. Not everything falls under the County Sales Tax like all other municipal or county sales tax items. If it is not currently taxed, it will not be taxed.

The County Schools Facility Sales Tax revenue is generated locally from all Sangamon County residents, but more importantly generated from the population traveling to Springfield and through Sangamon County. Data shows that 30-40% of this qualifying sales tax revenue is generated from people outside, traveling to, and visiting Sangamon County. The county schools sales tax is a shift from relying exclusively on property owners to help fund public schools. This tax is shared amongst all people paying the sales tax on the qualifying purchases.

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District Dispatch CSFST October 11, 2018

What Is a Sales Tax for School Facilities?

Background: Recognizing the need for Illinois schools to remain competitive and to reduce the burden of school facility funding on real property owners, Illinois legislators passed the Illinois County School Facility Tax Act (CSFT) in 2007. The intent of the law is to provide both a new source of funding for public schools, and an alternative source of funding to traditional property tax revenues. The CSFT provides for a retail sales tax of up to 1% on “non-essential” goods sold in the county for funding school facility needs. Similar laws have been enacted with success in many other states, including in Iowa, where the option was passed by every county. To date, the county school facility sales tax has been approved in 51 Illinois counties and will be on the ballot in three more counties in November 2018.

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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

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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