Monmouth-Roseville School District

Referendum Rejected Twice
6:02 pm
Wed November 12, 2014

Monmouth-Roseville Debates Funding Options

Superintendent Ed Fletcher and the Monmouth-Roseville School District face an uncertain future with school funding.
Credit T.J. Carson

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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Election 2014
11:19 am
Wed October 29, 2014

Monmouth-Roseville Makes Case for Tax Rate Increase

Monmouth-Roseville Superintendent Ed Fletcher feels the district has made its case for a tax rate increase in the education fund.
Credit T.J. Carson

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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TSPR Local
1:05 pm
Thu September 25, 2014

Monmouth-Roseville Explains Tax Referendum

Superintendent Ed Fletcher details the district's financial situation, and the need for a referendum.
Credit T.J. Carson

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

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Education Fund
4:30 pm
Thu July 17, 2014

Monmouth-Roseville Schools Seek Tax Hike

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

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Fletcher Looks Forward to Challenges
4:08 pm
Mon July 23, 2012

New Superintendent Takes the Helm

Supt. Ed Fletcher

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.

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Move will occur in July
1:10 pm
Mon June 25, 2012

Willets Building to House ROE

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.

Monmouth-Roseville will retain aides
10:17 am
Mon May 21, 2012

Intervention Program Shows Results

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.

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Simple steps could bring significant savings
3:15 pm
Mon April 23, 2012

Superintendent Says Districts Could Share Services

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.

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Website will be up for next school year
11:51 am
Mon April 9, 2012

District Will Remodel Website

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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Teachers will come in at normal time
12:09 pm
Tue March 20, 2012

School Day Will Start Later Once a Week

School bells will ring an hour later on Wednesdays next year in the Monmouth-Roseville School District.

Students might see it as recreational time. Superintendent Paul Woehlke said teachers will be hard at work. They will spend the extra time collaborating to make sure they are all on the same page when it comes to common core standards. The state has adopted the standards with testing of students to begin in 2014.

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