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High School Announcements -
EARLHAM COLLEGE WILL BE HERE DURING LUNCH TODAY Please stop by for more information.
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SENIORS!! Seniors will work on their float Monday-Thursday beginning 3:30 at Dobrinich's shed. Please bring cardboard, saw, hammer, nails etc...MONDAY during homeroom voting for our 17-18 Homecoming Queen will take place. After the vote we will have homecoming queen coronation practice on the football field. ALL candidates and escorts must be present. It will only take 10 minutes.
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HOMECOMING WEEK BEGINS MONDAY With our attire being Mathlete vs Athlete. Classes will be working on floats after school Monday-Thursday. Any questions should be addressed with your class sponsors. HAVE A FUN WEEK!!!!
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LUNCH TODAY Sausage Pizza
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BREAKFAST MONDAY Oatmeal
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LUNCH MONDAY Taco Crunch

Interested in joining band! - 5-8 graders, come to the Jr. High Gym and try out some instruments to play in band. Click on link to open flyer.
TONIGHT September 12 at 7 p.m.

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Tailgate Party -
The Mt. Olive School District is inviting all Mt. Olive students and their families to attend a Tailgate Party on Friday, September 1 from 5:30pm to 6:30pm. There will be activities for all ages, and every student in attendance will be entered in a chance to win door prizes. Any student in 5th grade or below must be accompanied by an adult. The activities will be located on the Elementary Playground. Parking will be available in the Elementary School Parking Lot. Come on out and enjoy some family friendly fun before cheering on the South Mac Chargers! Click on Tailgate Party to open additional info.

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A Note From The Superintendent's Desk -
Statement In Support of Senate Bill 1

For several years, as superintendents and educators, we've worked to fix the broken school funding formula that has devastated our schools and communities. We have spent countless hours talking to our partners and legislators about the solution to an adequate and fair funding system. SB1 is that solution and it will benefit every single district in Illinois.

Here are the facts. There is only one school funding bill poised to become law—Senate Bill 1. There is only one official analysis of SB1—and it’s conducted by the Illinois State Board of Education. No other bills have been passed out of both chambers. If ISBE has run additional analyses on Senate Bill 1, the public is unaware of it at this time.

We must not talk in theoretical, hypotheticals or financial modeling of bills that have not passed both chambers and awaiting the Governor’s signature. We must talk about the facts within the bill in front of us: SB1. Under this bill, funding is distributed equitably, no districts lose money, and all districts are treated the same. ISBE’s analysis also tells us our school districts gain $3,842,660 and that these funds will be distributed based on the unique needs of all students in Illinois.

More facts: Our districts need investment. We've cut and cut long enough—we need an investment from the state and we need it now. We cannot cut our way out of this problem. We have been and are still committed to no red numbers. Senate Bill 1 is based on new money. No students should lose money. “No red numbers” means “no red numbers” and “all students” means “all students”.

It's time for our elected leaders to base their votes on the district they represent!

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Dr. Vic Buehler, Bunker Hill CUSD #8 – Increased revenue $199,727
Brad Skertich, Southwestern CUSD #9 – Increased revenue $296,416
Dr. David Lett, Pana CUSD #8 – Increased revenue $468,950
Dan Cox, Staunton CUSD #6 – Increased revenue $353,874
Dr. Greg Fuerstenau, Taylorville CUSD #3 – Increased revenue $314,210
Patrick Murphy, Mt. Olive CUSD #5 – Increased revenue $124,304
Joe Tieman, Gillespie CUSD #7 – Increased revenue $623,673
David Powell, Hillsboro CUSD #3 – Increase revenue $194,056
Dr. Doerr, Nokomis CUSD – Increased revenue $201,822
Gary Depatis, Morrisonville CUSD – Increased revenue $17,966
Dr. Schuchman, Carlinville, CUSD #1 – Increased revenue $258,843
Aaron Hopper, Panhandle CUSD #2 – Increased revenue $28,788

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