State Sen. Dale Righter recently answered questions about County Schools Facility Tax (CSFT) also known as the 1 percent sales tax. Righter cited state law to clarify the questions surrounding CSFT. Righter confirmed that PTELL, commonly known as "property tax caps," will NOT change as a result of the 1 percent sales tax. Righter also confirmed that the district's bonding authority will NOT change as a result . . .
October 11, 2016 Mattoon school board members will decide on one of two proposed property tax levy options with voters driving the decision process. If voters approve the sales tax referendum on the Nov. 8 ballot, the school district will use the sales tax revenue collected to make current bond payment on the elementary schools. The estimated property tax rate set by the county clerk will be lowered to $4.21 per $100 of . . .
The following brochure contains information about the County School Facility Tax that will appear on the Nov. 8 ballot. Click on the first image of the brochure shown below. A slideshow will begin. You can control the speed of the slideshow by clicking on the stop and play icon that will appear in the left hand corner of each slide. You can also move through the slides by using the arrow keys on the side of each slide. . . .
Picture retake day at Mattoon High School is scheduled Oct. 25. Students may get their pictures retaken before school through third hour in the library. Order forms are available outside of Ms. Wiberg's classroom (209). Also, honor your Mattoon High School graduate with your choice of a senior photo and/or a senior recognition ad in the 2016-2017 Riddle Yearbook. Senior pictures and ads are due Nov. 18. Contact Ms. Wiberg at . . .
Child Care Occupations students teamed up with kindergarten and fourth grade classes from Williams to learn about diversity in the human race at five senior centers in Mattoon as part of the September Sessions of Project Lifespan. "We will all get together next month again to learn about community," said Erin Clifford, teacher, FCS Department and adviser, FCS Club.
Mattoon High School wins the Coles County Clash 27-0. For more photos, log onto https://www.facebook.com/mattooncommunityunitschooldistrict2
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Shortal Grant Application Retired Mattoon Community Unit School District 2 Art Teacher Jamie Willis and her family are once again offering a grant to Mattoon teachers who integrate art within the classroom curriculum. This charitable foundation grant is funded and established by the six children of Jeanne and James Shortal (of Jerseyville, IL). Jamie (Shortal) Willis, Michael Shortal, John Shortal, Mary Shortal, . . .