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Referendum Information - February 19, 2021

Meridian Community, As I have shared previously, the Board of Education has approved my recommendation to seek to extend the current Education referendum permanently. The question on the ballot is essentially the same as the question that was on the November 2020 ballot. Thus, much of the factual information that I can provide is the same as it was at the beginning of this year.  Additionally, the feedback we received from . . .

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Meridian Students Not Experiencing "Learning Loss" Being Discussed Throughout the Nation

Given the massive disruptions that have impacted student learning across the country over the past 11 months there are significant concerns on how this has, and will affect student learning. Significant concerns exist for younger students who may not have had the skills necessary to navigate remote and hybrid learning experiences. The data emerging from Meridian CUSD 223 in Stillman Valley should ease mounting concerns at the local . . .

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March 2 - Full Remote for ALL Students

Meridian Community, On March 1st we will give 160 staff members their second dose of the COVID 19 vaccine. Hopefully, this will help to keep our staff, students, and community well and will allow us a greater probability of continuing in-person instruction.  The vaccine has been known to create side effects of flu-like symptoms that typically last one day. Given our dramatic shortage of substitute teachers this . . .

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Kindergarten Registration for School Year 2021-2022

21-22 KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION: Do you have a child who will be 5 years old on or before September 1st? If so, Kindergarten enrollment is now OPEN! Please come swing by the Highland Office at 410 S. Hickory St. in Stillman Valley, anytime Monday-Friday 7:30 AM - 4:00 PM, to pick up a registration packet, Kindergarten readiness activities, and additional information about Kindergarten at Highland! 

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2021 BOE Election Information

BOE Petition Packets Info for April 6, 2021 Election

Board of Education Petition Packets for Consolidated Election on April 6, 2021 Beginning Tuesday, September 22, 2020 the Ogle County Clerk's Office will post on the Ogle County website the Petition Packets for School Board Members. Candidates may also pick up petition packets at the Clerk's Office in Oregon. Candidates may begin circulation of petitions on Tuesday, September 22, 2020. Petitions shall be filed at . . .

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