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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Eighth grade students will be taking the Preliminary SAT 8/9 on Wednesday Nov 7th. This test will help identify areas where your student excels and other areas that they should focus on to improve academically. Results from this test will help WJHS teachers recommend high school English, Math, and Science placements for your student's freshmen year. Scores will link students to career 
 
PSAT scores are not sent to colleges, but do help predict how your student would perform on the SAT (a globally recognized college admissions test) which will be taken during the spring semester of junior year. After receiving PSAT 8 scores, WJHS students will be given access to a individualized SAT study plan through khan academy and career planning resources through the college board. 
 
It is important that each student be prepared and present for the PSAT test on Wednesday. Students who miss testing will not be given a make up test, per college board test administration procedure. Please avoid scheduling any appointments or planned absences for your student on this date (November 7th). Testing will start at 9:20am and conclude at 12:00pm. The best preparation for the test is to engage in classroom learning and practice academic skills over time. Students should bring a number 2 pencil with eraser (no mechanical pencils) and an approved calculator. https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/psat-8-9/taking-the-test/test-day-checklist/approved-calculators
 
For more information on the PSAT 8 please visit: https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/psat-8-9/inside-the-test

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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On Tuesday, November 6, 2018 the voters of Sangamon County and the residents of Williamsville and Sherman will be asked to approve a proposal to provide funding to all Sangamon County school districts through a 1-cent sales tax increase. The revenue from this sales tax can only be used to maintain and improve school facilities or to make payments on existing bond debt.

In schools that thrive in communities such as ours, we educate the students of each other’s neighbors, friends, and family members. Such close-knit relationships result in high expectations for our schools as well as the educational programming and services we provide, and justifiably so. The 1-cent County Schools Facility Tax is a way for the communities of Williamsville and Sherman to provide a revenue source for our schools to make improvements in school security and safety, make facility repairs, improvements, and upgrades so that our students may learn in a quality educational environment for many years to come.

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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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A sit down with Superintendent Mr. Reedy to discuss the Sangamon County School Facility Sales Tax that will be on the ballot on Tuesday, November 6. Mr. Reedy gives a detailed breakdown of what the tax is, what will be taxed, and how it would help WCUSD #15. This episode contains a lot of good information so voters can be educated when the go to the voting booth on November 6.

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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

Events - WCUSD15

17 Jun 06:30PM - 07:30PM
Board Meeting 6:30pm
15 Jul 06:30PM - 07:30PM
Board Meeting
05 Aug 06:30PM - 07:30PM
Board Meeting
19 Aug 06:30PM - 07:30PM
Board Meeting
22 Aug 01:00PM - 03:00PM
HS Boys Varsity Golf @ Lincoln Scramble @ The Elks
23 Aug 03:45PM - 05:45PM
HS Boys Varsity Golf vs OPEN DATE (Purple/Gold)
23 Aug 03:45PM - 05:45PM
HS Girls Varsity Golf vs OPEN DATE (Purple/Gold)
23 Aug 04:30PM - 06:30PM
HS Coed Varsity Cross Country vs OPEN DATE (Purple/Gold)
23 Aug 05:00PM - 07:00PM
HS Boys Varsity Soccer vs OPEN DATE (Purple/Gold)
23 Aug 06:45PM - 08:45PM
HS Girls Varsity Volleyball vs OPEN DATE (Purple/Gold)

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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