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Legislators and the Governor failed to reach agreement on a state budget. The budget impasse continues in Illinois. You may soon hear speculation about whether schools will open in the fall. The lack of a state appropriation for K-12 education in Fiscal Year 2017 will result in dire consequences for many districts. For Oakland CUSD #5, state funding comprises about 43% of revenue for the Education . . .
Community Service Day is a great opportunity for our students to be out in the community, working side by side with their teachers and fellow classmates. Students in Oakland enjoy a small school education and part of that is learning how to lend a helping hand whenever it is needed. Serving the community is an important lesson that we hope to instill in our students, and we hope to continue this tradition for years to . . .
During the March 16th Board of Education meeting, the 2016-2017 school calendar was approved. The school year will start with two days of teacher's institutes; August 16th and 17th. The first day of student attendance will be Thursday, August 18th. Students will be out of school November 23rd, 24th, and 25th for fall break. Winter break will start on Friday, December 23rd for students and run through Wednesday, . . .
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