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Community Information Page

Welcome to our Community Information Page.


The following is provided in an attempt to keep the school community informed and allow easy access to information about things
happening in and pertaining to our school district.


         
 

Bullying Incident Report - We have made it easier for anyone to report a bullying event they believe they have witnessed. Reports can be made anonymously. Click here for an incident report.

District Assessment Reporting
The third annual District Assessment Survey is now available. Link to assessment survey results.
 

School Community - Please see the attached regarding Senate Bill 486 and contact your legislators to let them know how it will affect our district. SB486 Legislators
 

School Community Letter - February 28, 2018
Click HERE to view a letter from Dr. Decman regarding a threatening message reported to HHS Administration.

School Community Letter - March 16, 2017
Click HERE to access a letter from Dr. Decman, Superintendent of Schools.

Lead Testing Information
Click HERE to view information about lead testing done within our schools.
Link to Test Results
 

Herscher CUSD #2 Attendance Information
Click HERE to view our Parent Guide

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Parents/Guardians,

We have had several occasions where we have closed school or released early for weather-related issues. I would like to review the options for how the school district deals with these issues.

These options are as follows:
1. Close all schools for the entire day.
2. Release all  early. (1:30 p.m. for all buildings)
3. Start all schools late. (9:45 a.m. for all buildings)
 ***There may be emergency situations that would dictate that we close just one school in the District.

Some other criterion for closing schools for the entire day are below:
1. Sustained wind chills measuring - 30 degrees.          

2. Heavy snow and windy conditions.
3. Extreme icy conditions.                                              
4. Heavy fog that is not supposed to break.
5. Combination of the above criterion.

Some of the criterion for releasing early:
1. Sustained temperatures above 94 degrees with accompanying humidity above 55%.
2. Dangerous storms heading our direction. (This may cause us to shelter-in-place as well.)
3. Other emergency situations.

Some of the criterion for starting school late:
1. Heavy fog that is expected to lift.                                 
2. Icy conditions that are expected to get better.
3. Severe cold that is expected to get better.                   
4. Moderate snow that is expected to be cleared.
5. Combination of the above conditions.

We now have three options to deal with weather-related issues. It is my intention to announce these decisions as early as possible (preferable the night before). If we release early, we will release all schools at 1:30 p.m.. If we start late, we will begin school at 9:45 a.m. for all schools. (The late start is a new option, so please plan accordingly.) As always, if you have any questions, please feel free to contact me.

Thank you for your help in making the Herscher School District the best in the area!
Dr. Richard S. Decman, Superintendent of Schools

Click here for Child Care Weather Watch Tables regarding
temperatures,wind chills and the heat index.

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Report to the Community
Click HERE to view our Report to the Community. (Nov. 2016)

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District Owned Items Declared as Surplus
BIDDING RULES:
-Individuals must be at least 21 years of age to place a bid.
-You may bid on as many items as you wish using the bid form below.
-A separate bid form must be used for each separate item you bid on. Only multiples of the same item (ex. "3 tables") can be on the same form.
-Bids may NOT be canceled once submitted. All bids are to come sealed and will remain sealed until the opening.
-It will not be possible to check on the status of any item. Please seriously consider your bid before placing it.
-Once bids are opened and reviewed, the highest bidder will be contacted. If the bidder does not come in to purchase/pick up the item(s) within 5 business days from initial contact, the next highest bidder will be contacted.
-All bids are considered legally binding so please be sure you are able to complete the purchase at the time you acquire the items should you be the winning bidder.

PAYMENT and POSSESSION:
-Items won are to be paid in full no later than day items are picked-up.
-Delivery is not available.
-All items must be paid for in cash or via official bank check/money order. NO PERSONAL CHECKS.
-All items must be picked-up within (5) business days of being contacted.

ADDITIONAL TERMS:
-Herscher CUSD #2 reserves the right to withdraw any item from the auction at any time, without additional notice.
-Herscher CUSD #2 reserves the right to reject any bid.
-In the event of a tie, the earliest received bid will win.

Click HERE for our Bid Form
By submitting a bid, prospective purchasers acknowledge acceptance of these conditions.

There are no items currently available for bidding.
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District Budgets 
2018-2019
2017-2018 Amended
2017-2018
2016-2017
2015-2016
2014-2015

2013-2014 
2012-2013 
2011-2012

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FOIA Requests (Freedom of Information Act)
District FOIA Officer: Supt, Dr. Richard S. Decman
 

Requests should be directed to Dr. Decman: 501 N Main St., PO Box 504, Herscher IL 60941 or via email. The fee for black and white, letter or legal sized copies may not exceed 15 cents per page. However, no fees may be charged for the first 50 pages of black and white, letter or legal sized copies provided to the requester. (Requests received during the last 18 mos. found below.)

Received: Jan 16, 2018                                      From: Donetta Clavey, Coal City, Illinois
Topic: Itemized info for disbursement of funds from imprest/activity funds. Specifically: check #,  dollar amt., service the check was issued for (umpire/referee or other) and date each check was issued for the time frame of Jan 1, 17-Dec 31, 17 or ending on the current date.
Duration to completed: 1 day

Received: Jan 22, 2018                                                        From: Nathan Mihelich, IRTA
Topic: Names & addresses of teachers & admin who are retiring in 2018. 
Duration to completed: 1 day

Received: Feb 1, 2018                                                From: Jim Tyrrell Prairie State Wire
Topic: Requesting copies of any current CBAs between Herscher CUSD2 and any organized labor unit. If there is no current CBA in place, a copy of the last expired agreement. Additionally requesting electronic data with the following data points for all employees of Herscher CUSD2 represented by any organized labor unit: First/Middle/Last, Dept., Title, Labor Unit, Work email address, Building & Salary.
Duration to Complete: 1 day

Received: Feb 12, 2018                          From: D Mahalik, Research Central Services, Inc.
Topic: Contracts for each of these positions: Supt., Dir of Business and Trans., Include: Name, Position, Salary & Benefits, Length of Contract.  
Duration to complete: 1 day

Received: Feb  20, 2018                                                   From Jeff Bonty, Daily Journal
Topic: All video recorded 2-7-2018 from the camera system on the bus in the incident involving Shawn J. Dunigan.
Duration to respond: 1 day

Received: Mar 23, 2018                                          From Stephen Chichelli, SmartProcure
Topic:
1. purchase order #, 2. purchase date 3. line item details 4. line item qty 5. line item price 6. vendor ID #, name, address, contact person & email address from 12-19-17-current.7 beginning of fiscal year. 
Duration to complete: 1 day

Received: April 5, 2018                                            From: Ivan Parfenoff, Shriver Center
Topic: Number of School Resource Officers employed in the district. Provide MOU or any agreement with the police dept. that provides a School Resource Officer.
Duration to complete: 1 day

Received: April 12, 2018                                        From: Louise Medina SMART Local 265
Topic: Info for the construction and/or maintenance work planned for any bldg. owned or leased by district which includes the scopes listed below. In addition, if any contracts have already been awarded, include the names/contact info. of those contractor(s) &/or sub-contractor(s). 1.HVAC (Heating, A/C, Ventilation), Exhaust Systems; 2. Architectural Metals used for weatherproofing &/or ornamental purposes; 3. Gutters &/or downspouts; 4. New installation &/or replacement of lockers; 5. New installation &/or replacement of toilet partitions; 6. Kitchen Renovations & 7. Current HVAC Maintenance Contracts.
Duration to Complete: 1 day

Received: April 30, 2018                                             From: David Giuliani, Daily Journal
Topic: All documents associated with the Triple I Conf. in Nov. 2017 including invoices, receipts & other documents associated with expenditures during the conference.
Duration to Complete: 1 day

Received: May 10, 2018                                                       From: Teresa Hertz, Bonfield
Topic: Minutes from 3-12-2018 Board meeting.
Duration to Complete: 1 day
Received: June 25, 2018                                                   From Josh Markoff, R & R Inc.
Topic: Requested copy of the contractor's schedule of values for the LMS Demo project being performed by Johnson-Downs Construction. 
Duration to Complete: I day

Received: June 25, 2018                                      From: Bethany Simpson, Smart Procure
Topic:
1. purchase order #, 2. purchase date, 3. line item details, 4. line item qty, 5. line item price, 6. vendor ID #r, name, address, contact person & email address from 3-23-18-current, and 7 beginning of fiscal year. Looking for preprogrammed software reports by manufacturer. 
Duration to complete: 2 days

Received: July 31, 2018                                          From: Aaron Navarro, NBC5 Chicago
Topic: Documents sufficient to show the employment of all certified athletic trainers for the schools or depts & all monthly reports prepared &/or submitted by all schools &/or depts within district relating to student-athletes who have sustained concussions during the 17-18SY. Duration to Complete: 2 days

Received: August 7, 2018                                    From: Katherine Smyser, NBC5 Chicago
Topic: Records to show all cases where district paid a plaintiff(s) by verdict, settlement or satisfaction as the result of a sexual misconduct or sex/gender discrimination claim from 1-1-18-present. Records should include case #, name of party paid, payment amounts, fees and costs, allegations in the case and the specific department, agency and/or individuals involved in the litigation. Records should show all money paid to outside counsel in each case and info. about settlements or payments that did not involve a court of law. Also requested all records of separation agreements and/or payments to individuals who stopped working with district after being accused of sexual misconduct, harassment or sex/gender discrimination. 
Duration to Respond: 4 days

Received: Sept 10, 2018  From: Josh Fine, Sr. Segment Producer, HBO Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel
Topic: # of boys that played 11-man HS football in the 12-13 SY; # of the boys who played received free/reduced lunch. % of district's general HS population that received free/reduced lunch in the 12-13 SY. # of boys who played 11-man HS football in 17-18SY. # of the boys who played received free/reduced lunch. % of district's general HS population received free/reduced lunch in the 17-18SY.
Duration to Complete: 2 days

Received: September 19, 2018                                                        From: Grant Jackson
Topic: Requesting records regarding an incident at HHS during the week of Sept. 10-14, '18 pertaining to (specific, named) student. (Name of student withheld from this publication for privacy reasons.)
Duration to Complete: 2 days

Received: Sept 21, 2018              From: Miles Essner, HBO Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel
Topic: # of boys played a sport other than football in the fall of 2012. Of the boys who played a sport other than football in the fall of 2012, number that received free/reduced lunch. # of boys played a sport other than football in the fall of 2017. Of the boys who played a sport other than football in the fall of 2017, number that received free/reduced lunch. # of boys that played a sport other than football during the 12-13SY. Of the boys who played a sport other than football during the 12-13SY, # that received free/reduced lunch. # of boys that played a sport other than football during the 17-18SY. Of the boys that played a sport other than football during the 17-18SY, # that received free/reduced lunch.
Duration to Complete: 3 days

Received: Oct 1, 2018                                          From: Bethany Simpson, Smart Procure
Topic: 1. purchase order #, 2. purchase date, 3. line item details, 4. line item qty., 5. line item price, 6. vendor ID #r, name, address, contact person and email address from 6-26-18-current and 7. beginning of fiscal year. Looking for preprogrammed software reports by manufacturer.
Duration to Complete: 1 day
Received: October 24, 2018                                     From: Anthony Drabik, IL Renewables
Topic: Requested copy of district's most recent electricity supply contract, copy of any agmts. executed w/ the Illinois Energy Consortium & a copy of a recent electric bill.
Duration to Complete: 1 day
Received: December 14, 2018                                             From  Kaza Rhan, Local Labs
Topic: Requested the following data on elected boards & officials: name, term start date, term end date, salary & email address.
Duration to Complete: 1 day

Received: January 2, 2019                                    From Bethany Simpson, Smart Procure
Topic: 1. purchase order #, 2. purchase date, 3. line item details, 4. line item qty, 5. line item price, 6. vendor ID #r, name, address, contact person and email address from 9-28-18-current and 7. beginning of fiscal year. Looking for preprogrammed software reports by manufacturer.
Duration to complete: 4 days

Received: January 15, 2019                                                  From: Nathan Mihelich, IRTA
Topic
: Name & email address of all teachers/administrators who are retiring in 2019.
Duration to complete: 1 day

Received: February 28, 2019                                From: John Laadt, New York University
Topic: Requesting info. regarding charter school application received Jan '13-Feb '17 including approved & rejected applications. For every application, include the following info.: Charter School authorizer's name, authorizer's decision on the application and the date of the decision.
Duration to complete: 1 day

Received: March 26, 2019                                         From: Olivia Deloian, NBC5 Chicago
Topic: Documents showing which school buildings in the district each have a storm shelter that meets the requirement of the ICC/NSSA Standard for the Design and Construction of Storm Shelters (ICC-500) including the location of each shelter relative to its assigned school building. Also, for those school buildings that do not have a storm shelter, provide documents showing how and where the children in each of those buildings are to be sheltered, in case of a tornado emergency including the location of each shelter relative to its assigned school building.
Duration to Complete: 5 days
Received: April 9, 2019                                         From: Bethany Simpson, Smart Procure 

Topic: 1. purchase order #, 2. purchase date, 3. line item details, 4. line item qty., 5. line item price, 6. vendor ID #r, name, address, contact person and email address from 1-07-19-current. Looking for preprogrammed software reports by manufacturer.
Duration to Complete: 1 day

Received: April 18, 2019                                       From: Louise Medina, SMART Local 265
Topic: Info. for new construction, renovation and/or maintenance work planned for any building owned or leased by the district. Also
names and contact info.of those contractor(s) and/or sub-contractors for scopes of work including: HVAC, Exhaust Systems, Architectural Metals used for weatherproofing and/or ornamental purposes, Gutters and/or downspouts, new installation and/or replacement of lockers; toilet partitions, kitchen renovations. Also wanting information regarding current HVAC maintenance contracts.
Duration to complete: 3 days

Received: July 11, 2019                                        From: Bethany Simpson, Smart Procure
Topic: 1. purchase order #, 2. purchase date, 3. line item details, 4. line item qty., 5. line item price, 6. vendor ID #, name, address, contact person and email address from 4-9-2019 to current. Looking for preprogrammed software reports.
Duration to complete: 1 day


Miscellaneous District Reports

2018-2019 Admin Salary Report - All Staff (2017-2018 data)
2018-2019 Admin Contracts
 
 
 
 
 
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