On March 20th, voters in Vermilion County will be asked to vote on a Penny Sales Tax that can be used to improve school facilities. If passed, we estimate that Salt Fork would receive $372,000 every year to be used to upgrade our schools. 49 counties in Illinois, including Champaign County, already have this in place.
Our board has identified three major priorities for the money should it pass:
- Freeze the Property Tax Rate – The money that comes in from the Penny Sales Tax would allow us to do all of the facility projects without having to raise property taxes.
- Facility Upgrades – Some of the projects include improving our heating systems, installing air conditioning, repairing the North Campus parking lot, and finishing the roofing project at the South Campus.
- Improve Opportunities for Students – Our goal is to move to a 1:1 student-to-laptop ratio at the junior high and high school and a 2:1 student-to-laptop ratio at the elementary. In order to accomplish this, there is a significant amount of work that must be done to our technology infrastructure and electrical system to support the additional technology. In addition, we want to upgrade our science labs and purchase new playground equipment.
Here are an informational brochure and flyer that provide more details on the Penny Sales Tax. If you have any questions, please contact Mr. Cox at 427-2116.
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.
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.
Registration for the South Elementary and Jr. High Schools will be August 9th and 10th from 1pm to 7pm in the South Campus cafeteria.
Supply lists, forms, and handbooks can be view and printed off from the links below.
SF Jr. High Forms
SF South Elementary Forms
For those who participated in early registration in the spring, you may stop by any day beginning August 8 from 7:30am-3:30pm to pick up your calendar and receive your child’s teacher assignment. Please make sure to bring two proofs of residency from the list below.
For those who did NOT participate in early registration, registration will be on August 10 from 12pm-5pm or 6pm-8pm. All necessary forms will be available for you to fill out. Please bring a check for $50 for registration and a check for $5 for PE fees, along with two proofs of residency from the list below.
(To view or print out the Supply List or Handbook, please click here.)
Please note that providing false information to a school district regarding the residency of a child for the purpose of enabling that child to attend any school of the district without payment of nonresident tuition is a Class C misdemeanor. Any student found to have been fraudulently registered will be dis-enrolled from the district immediately and the parent/guardian will be assessed the current tuition cost from the time the student had been enrolled with District 512
Proof of Residency Category I (one document required):
- Real Estate Tax Bill
- Signed and Dated Lease
- Mortgage Papers
- Closing Papers/Proof of Closing Date
- Loan Statement
Proof of Residency Category II (one document required):
- Gas/Electric/Water Bill (current-within last month)
- Driver’s License/State ID (with current address)
- Vehicle Registration (with current address)
- Home/Apt. Insurance Papers (with current address)
- Voter Registration (with current address)
- Public Aid Car (with current address)
Recently concerns were expressed regarding the water quality at the South Campus. To ensure that all students were receiving safe, clean drinking water, the District contacted PDC Laboratories to assist with water quality testing. PDC Laboratories recommended we test for lead, copper, nitrates, and coliform/e.coli bacteria.
On May 8 & 9, 2016, fifteen water samples were collected from various drinking fountains and sinks on both the South Campus and North Campus following the protocols established by PDC Laboratories. The sample containers were packaged and shipped on May 9, 2016. Samples were received by PDC Laboratories on May 10, 2016.
Late in the evening on May 16, 2016, PDC Laboratories provided a draft report, which indicated one fountain on the South Campus (fountain near the Library) had lead levels that exceeded the recommended concentration. The draft report indicated additional testing would be done on the sample to ensure the reading was proper. As a precautionary measure, the fountain was taken out of service. The draft report also indicated that nitrate levels for the North Campus were near the maximum allowable concentration. The water provider was contacted and indicated that nitrate levels had been somewhat high.
On May 21, 2016, PDC Laboratories issued the final report. The lead level of one fountain at the South Campus (fountain near the Library) did have lead levels exceeding the recommended concentration. That fountain will remain out of service as we work to correct that situation. Nitrate levels at the North Campus were near the recommendation maximum allowable. We will continue to monitor that situation with the provider. No other issues were present in any samples.
The full report of water conditions is available for public review. Please know that it is our desire to provide safe, clean water for all of our students, staff, and campus visitors. We will continue to monitor the situation as we develop and institute protocols for our water system.
PDC LAB FINAL REPORT 5.21.16
The list of exploratory classes and their descriptions for the 2016-17 school year is now available to view here.
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, 2016, 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.
There will be a Salt Fork Girls Basketball Camp held this summer for girls in 5-12 grades (2016-17 school year grade level). The cost is $20. Please return sign up forms to your school’s office by Friday, May 20th.
High School girls will meet between May 31st to June 30th. See the HS Sports practice page for more information.
5th-8th grade girls will meet June 13th – 16th at the Salt Fork High School from 10:30 am – 12:00 pm.