Unit 5 is on Pinterest. The social media site provides a variety of resources for parents and students on wide ranging topics. Pinterest is a virtual bulletin board allowing Unit 5 to organize and share items. We create themed boards (for example, “our Schools”), collect images and content from the web, and “pin” those items on the board. The site is a work in progress but currently features summer reading lists and suggested summer activities. So if you are a pinner, start pinning some of our items on your boards! http://pinterest.com/unit5schools/ .
Illinois has operated more than 22 months without a full state budget. While Illinois public schools have benefited from a partially-funded education budget, our schools, students, families, and communities will continue to suffer without a full state budget.
We also will continue to struggle if Mandated Categorical 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 District 87 approximately $2 million and Unit 5 approximately $8 million, in just those Mandated Categoricals. And even though we are not receiving the funds, we are still required to provide the services.
Like any business, school districts need to know how much money they will receive so that education leaders and elected board members can make thoughtful spending decisions, from hiring staff to allocations for curriculum, maintenance and repairs, and much more for the coming school year.
Please join the effort and:
2017-2018 SCHOOL HOURS
Elementary Schools: 7:45 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
High Schools: 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Junior High Schools: 8:45 a.m. – 3:45 p.m.
Early Childhood: TBD
My Stop is a web-based application available to all Unit 5 parents to access live bus GPS information using a smartphone, tablet or computer and securely view the current location of their child’s bus on routes. The system also provides the school bus’s estimated time of arrival at your child’s bus stop. For directions, CLICK HERE.