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The Taylorville School Board met Tuesday evening and while school report cards were a huge part of the meeting, the School Board also heard from the FFA who just returned from a trip to Kansas City, Missouri, showing off some of the rewards that the group had won from the trip. 

 

Some employees were added to some of the sports staffs including bowling, wrestling, and girls basketball. The School Board also announced dates for committee meetings for the strategic planning sessions including November 19th for finance and the building committee.  

 

The Taylorville School Report Cards were released by the State of Illinois. For the most part, Taylorville did quite well. The Junior High was exemplary after an underperforming in the past. Administrator Anita Brown explains that a lot goes into the rating.

 

 

You can view Taylorville’s report card, or any school Illinois by clicking here. Taylorville’s graduation rate is at 88% while the State is at 86%. Superintendent Chris Dougherty also gave her report as well and how proud she was of all the parents who showed up for Parent Teacher Conferences. 

 

Dr. Dougherty also talked about the recent active shooter drills and how much of a success that was with supervision from both Taylorville Fire and Police Departments.

 

 

The school also discussed the 2019 tax levy. A levy is the amount of money a school district certifies or asks, to be raised from local property taxes. Where the extension is the actual dollar amount billed to the property taxpayers in a district as determined by the county clerk. This year’s amount is roughly 13.5 million dollars. The 2019 levy is a 4.99% increase over the 2018 extension. The 2019 extension is estimated to be a $310,329 dollar increase or 2.34% from the 2018 extension.
 

 
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