Please download this PDF and submit it during registration. It is required for registration if your student needs medication at school. [Link to Download]
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.
Phil Cox, Superintendent
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.
Please see the following document for a list of immunizations needed before registration from the Vermilion County Health Department: Immunizations Document.
It’s always great to see our students in the news. We are proud of our students!
News Gazette Article: Salt Fork students’ Project has Heart and Sole,
DACC Article: Worldwide Youth in Science and Engineering Competition Held at DACC
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!