Our Superintendent sat down for an interview on The Cities with Jim Mertens to discuss the state budget impasse and inequitable school funding in Illinois. We need our elected officials to stand up for all children in Illinois by passing a budget, enacting school funding reform, and paying school districts what they are owed. To watch the interview click the article.
Story and photo by Dispatch Argus reporter Sarah Hayden.
Members of the East Moline-Silvis Rotary Club are out to tackle illiteracy. They plan to raise $50,000 to buy iPads for East Moline and Silvis third-grade students, hoping the devices inspire young readers and help teach English to non-native speakers.
The state of Illinois requires all students in Kindergarten, 2nd, and 6th grades to have a dental exam, with the proof of exam by a dentist turned into the school prior to May 15. If unable to complete the dental exam by a dentist, then the school must receive a dental exam Waiver prior to May 15, completed by the parent / guardian.
The EMSD37 board of education approved the calendar for the 2017-2018 school year. The first day of school for students is on Wednesday, August 16. All EMSD schools will be climate controlled and ready for the new year.