On Monday July 7, the Illinois State Superintendent of Schools approved the Catlin / Jamaica petition for consolidation. Following a thirty five day objection period, during which objections to the proposal may be filed with the Vermilion County circuit court, the consolidation proposal will appear on the ballot on November 4, 2014.
Nine candidates filed petitions with the Regional Office of Education to be considered for a seat on the new Salt Fork Board of Education. The deadline for filing was Monday, June 23, 2014 at close of business at the Regional Office. The names that will appear on the ballot on November 4th are: Bob Wright, Ron Taylor, Shelley Darnell, Jeff Dodd, Seth Smoot, Troy Chew, Jeff Fauver, Jeff Carder, and Andrea VanLeer.
On Thursday, June 12, the Regional Superintendent of schools approved the petition for consolidation and forwarded the petition to the State Superintendent. Upon receipt of the petition, the State Superintendent has twenty one days to approve or deny. Following approval by the State Superintendent there is a thirty five day objection period where objections to the proposal can be filed in court. Potential board members may begin filing their petitions today, June 16 through Monday, June 23 at close of business (4:00 p.m.) at the Regional Office.
The community outreach committee is now offering a ‘Top Ten Reasons to Vote Yes on Consolidation’ t-shirt. Click on the ‘t-shirt order form’ tab at the top of the page for more information and to download and print the order form. The form is in Microsoft Word format.
This article includes potential state aid cuts listed by area schools, Catlin and Jamaica included.
The full consolidation plan and Exhibit A-Facilities are now available. Click on the ‘consolidation report documents’ tab above to view all final documents related to the consolidation effort. The Consolidation Plan and Exhibit A-Facilities are in Microsoft Word format. Exhibit B-Financial Projections is in Microsoft Excel format.
The financial projections spreadsheet (Exhibit B of the Consolidation Report) is now available. Click on the ‘consolidation report documents’ tab above. The spreadsheet is in Excel format. The full Consolidation Report and Exhibit A (facilities subcommittee report) will be available soon. Stay tuned.