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A Message from Dr. Lynda C. Andre, Superintendent

Posted: August 24, 2016

District 7: Focus on Finance
Board Unanimously Passes Resolution to Place Education Fund Tax Rate Increase on November 8, 2016 General Election Ballot
At its Monday, August 22 meeting, the District 7 Board of Education took an important step toward ensuring future financial stability and maintaining academic excellence. The Board unanimously approved a resolution that will place a request for an Education Fund tax rate increase of $0.55 on the November 8, 2016 General Election ballot. [Continue Reading →]



Superintendent’s Comments - August 23, 2016

Posted: August 24, 2016

Opening the 2016-17 School Year
District 7 schools have enjoyed a smooth start to the new school year with our 476 teachers and certified staff members welcoming over 7,540 students to our 13 schools on 15 campuses. We extend a warm welcome to the many new faces joining us this year from over 25 states and five different countries.

As discussed with the Board of Education, the District hired 7.5 new certified staff positions at the elementary level prior to the start of the school year to address enrollment needs. These additions have resulted in a $350,000 increase in certified teaching salaries and benefits for the 2016-17 school year and an increase in the projected Education Fund deficit to $2.7 million. [Continue Reading →]

Edwardsville District 7 Schools are off to a great start!

Posted: August 23, 2016

District 7 Parent Orientation

Posted: August 19, 2016

District 7 elementary and middle schools offer an opportunity for parents to visit their child’s school and learn more about what happens throughout the school day. Principals will discuss general information, such as drop off and pick up procedures, as well as how to get involved in volunteer opportunities. In addition, teachers will share information related to the day-to-day happenings within their classroom, including the curriculum at their grade level.

DATE SCHOOL START TIME
Tuesday, August 23 Midway Elementary 6:00
Tuesday, August 23 N.O. Nelson Elementary 6:00
Thursday, August 25 Columbus Elementary 6:30
Thursday, August 25 Worden Elementary 6:30
Tuesday, August 30 Hamel Elementary 6:00
Tuesday, August 30 Woodland Elementary 6:45
Wednesday, August 31 Glen Carbon Elementary 6:45
Wednesday, August 31 Goshen Elementary

Preschool and EC
1st and 2nd Grade
Kindergarten & Preschool Academy


6:10
6:45
7:10
Wednesday, August 31 Leclaire Elementary 6:00
Thursday, September 1 Cassens Elementary 6:45
Wednesday, September 7 Liberty Middle School 6:30
Wednesday, September 7 Lincoln Middle School 6:30


For questions or additional information, please contact your child’s school. Thank you!

A Message from Dr. Lynda C. Andre, Superintendent

Posted: August 17, 2016

District 7: Focus on Finance
Addressing the Long-Term Financial Stability of District 7 - FAQs

This week’s Focus on Finance includes the presentation to the Board “Addressing the Long-Term Financial Stability of District 7”, which was presented on Monday, August 8, and again last night, Monday, August 15. In addition, last night the Board members held a discussion that featured questions regarding the presentation. Assistant Superintendent for Business Operations Dave Courtney and I answered the Board members' questions.

A written copy of the questions and answers is attached. We hope that you find this information helpful. [Continue Reading →]

Lynda Andre
Superintendent



Previous News

Welcome Back To School

Posted: August 15, 2016

Classes will resume with a full day of student attendance on Tuesday, August 16, 2016.

A Message from Dr. Lynda C. Andre, Superintendent

Posted: August 10, 2016

District 7: Focus on Finance
Addressing the Long-Term Financial Stability of District 7

Report to the Board of Education Addressing the Long-Term Financial Stability of District 7

Historical Perspective:
As has been the case for the past seven years, the District continues to face significant budget challenges due to the following:

  • Declining revenue from the State due to continued proration of State funding in Transportation, Special Education, and General State Aid
  • Stagnation of EAV (property tax revenues)
  • Increases in employee salary and benefits
  • Personnel needed to maintain class size

As a result, District 7 was placed on the State’s Financial Watch List in 2009, a designation that remains today. [Continue Reading →]




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