Notice of Public Hearing
Click for more information regarding the adoption of the Amended Budget for the Fiscal Year beginning July 1, 2012.
Community Forum - May 22, 2013
The public is invited to participate in a forum to obtain suggestions on how the Board of Education should address the financial burdens facing the District. The Board is committed to gathering ideas from community representatives to guide school district planning activities.
This event is scheduled for Wednesday, May 22, 2013. Registration will begin at 5:30 p.m. and Discussion from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. in the High School Library.
We look forward to working with you on this important project. Working together, the district can strengthen efforts to continuously improve the school district. We ask anyone planning to attend to contact the District Office so we will know how many participants to plan for at : (309) 772-9461.
Click for more information regarding the May 22 Community Forum.
McDonough County Opens Disaster Assessment Centers
Click for information regarding possible FEMA assisstance for those affected by the recent flooding.
Community CO-OP Presentation
Financial information presented at the special board meeting on April 22, 2013.
West Prairie/Bushnell-Prairie City Co-Op Intergovernmental Agreement
Click to read.
Long-Term Causes of the Unfunded Pension Liability
The video linked below is a presentation by Mr. Ralph Martire who is the Executive Director for the Center for Tax and Budget Accountability. The presentation and video were made at Western Illinois University on Tuesday, March 19, 2013. Mr. Martire explains the current financial crisis of Illinois from a historical format. I encourage you to watch the video as in my opinion his solution to the situation we find ourselves in makes a great deal of sense.
- Superintendent, Mr. Mike Dickson
2013 Illinois Budget and Pensions
Information About New ISAT Cut Scores
Click for information regarding the new ISAT cut scores
School Board Goals
Click to view the School Board Goals
The Board of Education has utilized the information from the November Community Involvement meeting to create three goals for the school district. The three main goals are colored in grey with the supporting ideas for extension listed below each of the three. The goals are written in such a manner to allow the Elementary, Junior High and High School to develop specific goals to enable the district to achieve these goals. The goals will be published and the results of the ensuing work will be shared with the community to demonstrate the work the schools are conducting to improve the learning opportunities for all students. The district is committed to providing a quality educational opportunity for all students so they may be college or career ready when they graduate from high school.
Health Information for Parents
Information for parents regarding the new Tdap requirements for students in grades 6-12. Click here.
Nominate Your Favorite Teacher for Pella's Teacher of the Month Award
Click here for the nomination form.
Family Access is now available!
Visit the school office during normal business hours to obtain a login ID and password.