Pass Illinois’ Budget!

Pass Illinois’ Budget!

Dear Salt Fork Families,

389 Illinois school district superintendents, including myself, representing 1.3 million students, have signed on to support a grassroots statewide initiative called, simply enough, “Pass Illinois’ Budget!” We hope you will support this effort, which launches today, April 24.

While Illinois public schools have benefited from a partially-funded state budget, our schools, students, families, and communities will continue to suffer without a full state budget. We also will continue to struggle if Mandated Categoricals, state payments which support special education, bilingual education, transportation, and other important services, do not get paid this year. To date, the State of Illinois owes our district $477,748 in those Mandated Categoricals, and there is no state budget on the table for approval. In addition, the State of Illinois owes our district an additional $639,418 in Consolidation Incentive money, for a total of $1,117,166.  We are calling on members of the Illinois General Assembly and the Governor to do the following:

  • Immediately, and with bipartisan support, end the state budget impasse.
  • Improve the state’s education funding formula and invest in students and schools, including higher education institutions, throughout the state.
  • Pay school districts what they are owed this year.

Please join the effort and:

Contact your legislator! Click the following link to find your legislator. https://openstates.org/find_your_legislator/

  • Ask your legislator to take action to address the three items cited above.
  • Use social media to share your budget concerns with the hashtag #PassILBudget
  • Ask your friends and community members to join our efforts.

The 389 participating superintendents represent nearly 65 percent of Illinois public school students from Carbondale to Chicago to Rockford. Let’s all work together to #PassILBudget and create adequate and equitable funding for our schools.

 

Sincerely,

Phil Cox, Superintendent

Lunch/Breakfast Balances

Lunch/Breakfast Balances

We are approaching the end of the school year, so please take a look at your child’s Breakfast/Lunch account. Whether your child receives Free, Reduced or Full Paid Breakfast/Lunch their account has to have sufficient funds prior to purchasing a Breakfast, Lunch or extra entrees. As of September 21, 2015 we began serving a cheese sandwich and milk for any student whose balance is more than ($10.00).

As of May 1, 2017, the students no longer can charge anything on their account. They must have funds on the account before they get a Breakfast or sign up for Lunch. If you have any questions please see your Secretary at your school.

Spring Parent/Teacher Conferences

Spring Parent/Teacher Conferences

  • Wednesday, March 15:
    • 1-hour Early Dismissal (JH/HS-1:50pm / Elementaries-2:05pm)
    • Conferences: 3:00pm-7:00pm
  • Thursday, March 16:
    • Regular Dismissal
    • Conferences: 3:30pm-6:00pm
We looking forward to seeing you at conferences!

 

Father-Daughter Dance

Father-Daughter Dance

Salt Fork North Elementary School will be hosting their annual Father-Daughter Dance on Friday, February 10 from 6pm-7:30pm.

The South Elementary/Junior High Father-Daughter Dance will be Saturday, February 11 from 6pm-7:30pm.  Looking forward to having a great time!

Water Quality Report

Water Quality Report

On August 1, 2016, water samples were collected at the south campus and sent to PDC Laboratories for testing regarding lead levels.  The full report is below.  Results will be shared with the consultant at Courtice-Grason, and we will follow the recommendations they provide.

Download the PDC report.

High School Registration

High School Registration

Registration will be Tuesday, August 9 from 1:00 pm to 7:00 pm and Wednesday, August 10 from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm in the high school gym.  All forms are available on the school website or on Teacherease.

Online registration will be open from August 3 thru August 10. Follow the procedures in online registration, forms can be printed at home, completed, and brought to registration along with payment of fees at the times listed above. If you have unpaid fees from last year, they need to be paid at registration as well.  Checks need to be made payable to Salt Fork Unit #512.

Forms are available to view and download here.