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November 2018 - Springfield Public Schools, Spfld, IL

Superintendent Message

Udpate 11/7/18 - Referendum Passed!

County School Facility Sales Tax FACTS:


  • The County School Facility Sales tax, which went into effect in 2007, represents the first shift away from relying on property taxes for local school districts.
  • If this proposal passes, we can make the improvements included in the District’s Master Facilities Plan.
  • Revenue from this county-wide tax is distributed proportionately to all school districts in Sangamon County.


Learn more below and @ Our Schools, Our Future


Stronger Together...
Carry the Banner

When we are at our best, our team, our class, our staff, our school and our District, benefits and our community thrives!

Oct. 24, 2018 Planning Meeting

Discussion Topics:

Unity Day Planning

  • Students formed 3 subcommittees: Charitable, Funding & Student Participation/Agenda

  • Middle School Visits will be coming soon.

Next meeting is November 7, 2018, 3-4PM


* District 186 Supt. Student Roundtable will meet the first Wednesday of the month this year.
Interested high school students can contact their Academic Principal for more information.

How are we Doing?


5Essentials Parent Survey is open for famiies to take now!

This is your opportunity to give feedback on how your school is doing. I urge you to participate in this short 10-minute survey to help improve Springfield schools.

It will be open for families to take October 24, 2018 until January 18, 2019
Community Resources

Find community resources here.

Online Resources for Families/Teachers

Parenting in the Digital Age - IL Attorney General


Check out this Stay Connected Stay Informed newsletter provided by Attorney General Lisa Madigan’s Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force (ICAC) on often asked for recommendations regarding the age for technology or app use.

  • What age should I provide a phone to my child?
  • At what age should my child use a social media app?
  • and more.

Volunteer/Join School Teams!

Schools need your voice, energy and time! Teams meet monthly, attend 3 district wide F.A.C.E.Camps/Trainings and provide volunteers, funds, decision making, and more. Join your school's team today!

Stay informed this year!

District 186 School Board Meetings held on the first and third Monday of each month in the Board Room of the administrative offices located at 1900 West Monroe Street. They are open to the public, on Channel 22 & YouTube.


District 186 has District level Parent and Student Groups that meet regularly with Superintendent Gill. Parent Roundtable is open to interested 186 Pre-K - 12 parents/family members and Student Roundtable is open to high school students. Contact Peggy Cormeny for more information.

Parent Engagement Roundtable*

Wednesday, Nov. 7th, 5:30pm

1900 West Monroe Street

Springfield, IL

*Dates and place are flexible and subject to change.

RSVPs are enabled for this event.