Stockton School District Sets Dates for Registration
Students planning to attend
the Stockton Schools in the fall should register on Wednesday, August 6, from
Noon-8:00 pm in the High School Cafeteria.
Students who are entering kindergarten or are attending an Illinois
school for the first time must have a vision check. Students entering kindergarten, grade 2, and
grades 6 must have a dental check-up.
Students entering kindergarten, grade 6, grade 9, or are attending an
Illinois school for the first time must have a physical complete with proper
immunization. The offices in each
respective building will be open for registration on August 7 & 8 from 9:00
am-3:00 pm as well.
Order Graduation Prints Now The Deadline is Aug 6th
2014 Graduation pictures can be viewed and ordered from here
2014-2015 Student Accident Insurance.
Parents can enroll online by the use of a dedicated secure enrollment website or by calling 877-444-5014. The website address is http://markel.sevencorners.com/ . On this website, parents will be able to
View all of the coverage and premium options
Review a Frequently Asked Questions section
Purchase the insurance using a credit/debit card and receive an instant and printable confirmation of what you have purchased
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Stockton High School Receives State Board Academic Award
Stockton High School recently received the Illinois State Board of Education Honor Roll Award for sustained academic improvement and exemplary academic progress through test scores in reading and math since 2011. 125 schools of all sizes were recognized throughout the state. The Illinois State Board commends the District’s faculty, students, families, and community partners for this accomplishment.
Foundation Surpasses $140,000 in Grants
The Stockton Education Foundation recently surpassed a huge milestone – the organization has awarded over $140,000 in grants to students and teachers from computer labs to science supplies to music department and agriculture needs. Besides the Radio-a-thon, there are many ways to give, and all donations are tax deductible:
- Direct donations throughout the year
- Matching gifts from your employer or business
- Marketable securities that have grown in value can make a gift remarkably low after-tax cost.
- Life insurance policy that is no longer needed for original purpose-cash value of the policy is immediately available for tax deduction purposes.
- Donated real estate-allows donor to avoid capital gains tax
- Bequests in an individual’s will
- Living trust-maintain ownership in your assets during your lifetime and make provisions to distribute a portion of them to the Foundation
- Fixed lifetime gift annuity on an annual basis
- Memorial for the loss of a friend or family member
The Stockton School District is in the process of studying the feasibility of closing the Elementary School and housing all students in the Middle School and High School. The District’s architectural firm, Bradley and Bradley, is producing various draft plan options that would house all students in two buildings, and the Board of Education has been studying and discussing drafts at the past several meetings. Later in the spring, the board hopes to hold a public forum that will allow the community to hear more detail and offer feedback. In the meantime, the public is welcome to attend the next two board meetings, February 18 and March 18, where the board will continue to openly discuss options. Below are pertinent facts and details relevant to the potential re-configuration project:
*Current drafts contain pre-kindergarten-6th grade students to be housed at the Middle School and current 7th-12th graders to be housed at the High School with the Elementary School being closed.
*It is estimated that over the next five years, over $470,000 in upgrades will be needed to the Elementary Building, including a new roof, updated electrical work, masonry work, and heating repairs and updates.
*It is estimated that the District would save on an annual basis $200,000 in addition to the repairs needed at the Elementary School. These savings include reduction in administrative costs, non-certified personnel reductions, and utilities and insurance savings.
*Highlights of current proposed drafts include a multi-purpose room added on to the Middle School that would feed all students in the District and allow for physical education classes and perhaps small scale basketball practices, two additional classrooms built on to the west end of the Middle School, and re-modeling in both
buildings that would include a re-modeled library/reading center, a re-modeled commons area at the entrance to the High School, and re-modeled science labs at the High School.
*The total cost of the project is estimated at $2.5-$2.75 million. To pay for the project, the District would issue alternative revenue bonds, which in essence would pledge the annual $170,000 in sales tax money the District receives to paying for the project over a number of years. There would be NO change in the tax levy or additional tax for citizens-simply a pledging of annual revenue from the sales tax source.
*If the project was approved this summer, likely completion would be in January or fall of 2015.
*Current draft proposals are on display at the District office. The public is welcome to stop by at any time to review current drafts and ask questions.
*Be alert for public forum announcements later this spring.
*The District is starting the process of communicating with various community stakeholders as to the future of the Elementary School Building.
Stockton CUSD #206's Freedom of Information Act Officer is Dr. David D. Gilliland.
Freedom of Information Act requests can be directed to him by phone at 815-947-3391
or by mail at Stockton CUSD #206 District Office, 540 N Rush Street, Stockton, Illinois 61085.