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Central School District 51

Encourage Excellence Everyday with Compassion, Commitment, and Community

District Announcements

  • Budget Illinois

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  • Board of Education Opening

    Central School District 51 is seeking applicants to fill an open seat on its Board of Education. Interested parties should submit a letter of interest and a resume to Dale Heidbreder, Central School District 51, 1301 Eagle Avenue, Washington, Illinois 61571. All materials must be received by May 10, 2017.

    To be eligible to serve, a school board member must be a citizen of the United States, at least 18 years of age, a resident of the State of Illinois and Central School District 51 for at least one year, and must be a registered voter. The person appointed by the Board of Education will serve until the next School Board Election in April of 2019. That seat will then be elected for a two-year term.

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  • Notice of Public Hearing for the FY 17 Budget- June 8, 2017

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  • On Thursday, April 27th at 6:00 p.m. the Board of Education held a Special Meeting to seat our new Board member.  We are very pleased to add Casey Pfeifer to the Board.  At the same time we wish to express our utmost appreciation to both Chris Nichols and Toni Minton for the tremendous service they have given the District in the past.  We wish them well! 

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  • The last day of student attendance for the 2016-17 school year will be Wednesday, May 24th.
    Dismissal times:
    Walkers-11:30am  Bus-11:45am
    Walkers-11:15am  Bus-11:05am


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  • The Board of Education will hold their next regularly scheduled meeting on Thursday, May 11, 2017 at 7:00p.m. in the CIS Library.

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Welcome to Central School District 51

Encourage Excellence Every Day with Compassion, Commitment, and Community

2017-18 incoming students, 2016-17 students AND
New Kindergarten students



 a weekly collection of wonderful stories and accomplishments
from CPS, CIS and the District!


CPS and CIS support WHIP (Washington Helps Its People)

Please help CIS and CPS support WHIP throughout the year!  Each month
we will collect the following items to help stock the shelves for
Washington families. 

September - canned soup
October - canned tuna/chicken
November - canned fruit/applesauce
December - Cereal
January - Mac n Cheese
February - canned vegetable
March - canned pasta
April - pork and bean
May - saltines/crackers

Other nonperishable items will be gladly accepted too! A table will be located
in each schools atrium for the donated items.  Stop in or send the items with
your child.  Your generosity is truly appreciated! 

Please contact me with any questions.
Joelle Youngman - 8th grade mathematics teacher at CIS

Sixth Graders at CIS are raising money to
help build water wells in Africa. 
Click on the icon below for more
information or if you wish to donate 
to The Water Project.

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