The official school calendar for the 2015-2016 school year is now available. The year begins with a Teacher Institute Day on Monday, August 17 with the first day of student attendance on Tuesday, August 18. If you would like to have a copy of the school calendar and important dates, you may download by clicking the links below.
The Season for Sharing…..
The holiday season is here! One thing you don’t want to share with your family and friends ….germs.
Here are some simple steps to help keep your holidays germ free:
-Cover your cough by coughing in to your arm at the elbow crease, turning away from others.
-Wash your hands. Hand sanitizer is great but nothing beats scrubbing with soap and water.
-Stay home. When you are feeling ill, stay home and rest. Don’t take the chance of spreading an illness to others.
A reminder on Robinson school illness policies:
Students are required to be free of fever, vomiting, or diarrhea for 24 hours before returning to school. This means they have NOT had these symptoms for 24 hours before they come back to class. This helps in keeping exposure limited for the other students and staff.
Thank you for abiding by these policies. Our goal is to keep the students in school, safe, and healthy!
CUSD #2 School Nurses
The communities of Hutsonville, Robinson, and Palestine heard the results of the Reorganization Feasibility Study at a public meeting this evening. Dr. Bill Phillips, Dr. Scott Day, and Dr. Leonard Bogle of Midwest School Consultants presented the information. Copies of the Feasibility Study and the Powerpoint presentation are attached below.
On Tuesday, January 21, the Robinson CUSD#2 Board of Education approved an amended 2013-2014 school calendar. School days missed following the winter storm on January 5 made the calendar amendment necessary. On the amended calendar May 23, 27, 28, 29, and 30 are now student attendance days with May 30 being the last student attendance day of the school year. Monday, June 2 will be a Teacher Institute Day with no student attendance. Robinson High School Graduation is scheduled for 7:00PM on Saturday, May 24.
On Monday, December 16, the Unit 2 Board of Education held a “Truth in Taxation Hearing” and adopted the property tax levy for tax year 2013. Local property taxes are a significant revenue source for most Illinois school districts. For Unit 2, property taxes account for nearly 2/3 of anticipated FY2014 revenue. To access property tax revenue, school districts must issue a levy.
The tax levy is submitted on a Certificate of Tax Levy which is approved by the Board of Education and filed with the County Clerk on or before the last Tuesday of each December. The Certificate of Tax Levy is a document which lists the dollar amount requested in each revenue fund. The taxes are extended (or paid) to the school district in the following year. The amount of taxes extended (or paid) does not necessarily equal the amount levied (requested) and in fact in Unit 2 the amount extended in the major operating funds is far less than what is levied.
The actual extension (or payment) of taxes is determined by the Equalized Assessed Valuation (EAV) of the school district and the maximum approved tax rates in the school district. EAV, generally speaking, represents 1/3 of the actual market value of property in the district. The actual EAV is not known at the time the levy is passed in December. Most of the district’s revenue funds have maximum rates so regardless of how much a Board levies, the maximum the Clerk can extend is the dollar amount generated by the EAV times the maximum tax rate.
The bottom line for Unit 2 taxpayers is that if EAV is in the anticipated range, the Unit 2 portion of your property tax bill may increase between 1.3% and 1.5%. To access the presentation from the board meeting click here.