Monmouth-Roseville School District

T.J. Carson

The Monmouth-Roseville School District is still feeling the pinch from the state in regards to funding. But the district decided against increasing one funding source to help make up the difference.

T.J. Carson

Educators in Illinois hope a large support group can deliver results in Springfield.

The initiative is called Illinois Vision 20/20. It began in 2012 when various education groups in the state came together to set a direction for improving public education.

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Students in the Monmouth-Roseville School District will soon get their hands dirty in the name of education.

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The Monmouth-Roseville Board of Education this week agreed to implement an activity fee.

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Losing in this spring's election for the Monmouth-Roseville School District might not mean losing the opportunity to serve.

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The Monmouth-Roseville School District is looking for ways to reduce spending, and the elimination of certain sports programs  is one option under review.

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Funding solutions for the Monmouth-Roseville School District remain unknown after a proposed hike in the education fund tax rate was voted down in November’s elections.

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Voters will decide whether to grant the Monmouth-Roseville School District a 75-cent tax rate increase for the education fund.  Salaries and most other day-to-day expenses are paid from that fund.

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The Monmouth-Roseville School District used a forum Wednesday night to to ask the community for help.

Residents of the Monmouth-Roseville School District are again being asked to pay more in property taxes.

New Superintendent Takes the Helm

Jul 23, 2012

Ed Fletcher has taken the helm of the Monmouth-Roseville School District. He spent the last six years as principal at the high school in Staunton, Illinois.

This is the first time he has been the top administrator for an entire district.
 
He has spent a lot of time during his first three weeks on the job learning the names of faculty and staff.

Fletcher says it's important to him not only to get to know them but also to know their expectations for the district. He says the employees have a great passion for education.

Willets Building to House ROE

Jun 25, 2012

The Monmouth-Roseville School District closed Willets Elementary School last year. It will soon re-open as home to the Regional Office of Education for Warren, Mercer and Henderson counties.

School Board President Lynn Shimun says the contract was signed last week.

He says, “This is something we've been working on for about two years and finally we've got it completed. And we're working on getting a few minor adjustments and things made to the rooms."

The ROE will also move an alternative school into the building.

Intervention Program Shows Results

May 21, 2012

The Monmouth-Roseville School Board believes the district's  Response to Intervention program deserves more time to prove its worth.
      
Superintendent Paul Woehlke says,  despite budget concerns, it's a good move to retain the seven aides in the program.

The goal of RTI is keep students who are failing academically in regular classrooms.

The Monmouth-Roseville school superintendent hopes the Classroom First Commission will take a look at simple ways to save education dollars.

Paul Woehlke said small steps can mean big savings.

He said, “There is opportunity for sharing what we call 'back office' functions. Payroll and bookkeeping and those kinds of things. In my mind, I'm not sure that opportunity has been explored to its fullest extent yet.”

He said districts use a wide variety of software packages so compatibility is the only real barrier.

District Will Remodel Website

Apr 9, 2012

Monmouth-Roseville School Superintendent Paul Woehlke said many people form their first impression of the district from its website. He said it serves as the online ”front porch” for the district. It needs a facelift.

He said, “We just have not kept up with the times in terms of having a website that's modern and user-friendly and informative and up-to-date.”

Woehlke said the website is a vital link between the district and parents and students. He said people interested in the community, especially businesses, frequently visit the website as do job-seekers.

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