Summary of Minutes

During the Board of Education meeting held on Wednesday, November 20, 2019 the Board set the tentative tax levy for 2019, payable in fiscal year 20. The Certificate of Tax Levy lists the amount of property tax money to be provided for the various funds in the budget. The Board must determine the amount of money estimated necessary to be raised by taxation for that year on the taxable property within its district. It is important to note that the Board does not raise taxes listed by the amount in the levy. Instead, in the unlikely event that taxes would raise by the listed amount, the District would collect the money it is entitled to receive.

In other action, Superintendent Dan Cox announced his resignation effective June 30, 2020 in order to assume the position of superintendent of schools for Rochester CUSD #3A. In a statement Cox noted, “It has been an honor and pleasure to work within Staunton Schools and to serve the students, faculty, staff, and community of this fine school district. This has been and will always remain a special place for my family and me. On July 1 I will begin as superintendent for Rochester CUSD #3A. Rochester Schools, like Staunton, have a strong tradition of excellence and I’m looking forward to the opportunity to build on that rich tradition. Moving forward I will continue to serve Staunton Schools to my full capacity for the remainder of the year and will do whatever is needed to assist the District with the transition of leadership. I wish the students, faculty, and staff the best and will be looking forward to seeing the continued success of Staunton Schools into the future.”

In other action the Board approved to apply for the state property tax relief grant, the lease for a 27 passenger mini-bus, and the Illinois Quality Framework rubrics. To learn more about these and other items please see the summary of minutes.