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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.

 

COVID-19 UPDATE

 

In an attempt to streamline the communication of current COVID-19 numbers
in our district, we will be posting information below:

March 10, 2021

March 4, 2021

February 25, 2021

February 19, 2021

January 29, 2021

January 14, 2021

January 8, 2021

December 17, 2020

December 11, 2020

December 10, 2020

December 8, 2020

December 4, 2020

December 3, 2020

December 1, 2020

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Letter to School Community from Dr. Decman - December 17, 2020
re: Extended School Days (starting Jan 5, 2021) and After School Child Care Program for 2nd Semester

Letter to School Community from Dr. Decman - November 24, 2020
re: COVID-19 Update
Letter to School Community from Dr. Decman - November 14, 2020
re: COVID-19 Update

Letter to School Community from Dr. Decman - November 12, 2020
re: COVID-19 Update

Letter to School Community from Dr. Decman - November 5, 2020
re: COVID-19 Update
Letter to School Community from Dr. Decman - October 30, 2020
re: COVID-19 Update

Letter to School Community from Dr. Decman - October 26, 2020
re: HHS closure due to COVID-19
Letter to School Community from Dr. Decman - October 19, 2020
re: Positive COVID-19 case

Letter to School Community from Dr. Decman - October 14, 2020
re: Extension of the School Day eff. January 5, 2021

Letter to School Community from Dr. Decman - October 7, 2020
re: Positive COVID-19 case

Letter to School Community from Dr. Decman - October 6, 2020
re: Positive COVID-19 Case

Letter to School Community from Dr. Decman - September 28, 2020
re: Positive COVID-19 Case

Letter to School Community from Dr. Decman - September 8, 2020
re: Positive COVID-19 Case

Letter to School Community from Dr. Decman - August 31, 2020
re: Probable COVID-19 diagnosis

Letter to School Community from Dr. Decman  - August 27, 2020
re: Positive COVID-19 Case


 

After School Child Care Program

Attendance days extended to 2:05 p.m. starting January 5, 2021.

We are again offering after school child care services until 3:05 p.m.
for PreK-8th grade in-person learners. Parents/Guardians are responsible
for transportation - all students must be picked up no later than 3:05 p.m.

There will be a program at BGS, HIS and LMS.
Students will be rostered to the program where they attend in-person learning.

Those interested in the Child Care Program for their student(s) must complete the enrollment for 2nd Semester.

Rosters will be capped at 100 students/program and will not roll over from 1st semester.

                                                   


Herscher CUSD #2 Re-Opening Plan for Fall 2020
Click HERE to view our revised re-opening plan

Letter regarding REVISED Fall Re-Opening Plan rev. July 28, 2020

In-Person or Remote Instruction Selection Form

Parent Consent Form - for athletics

Student Self-Certification Form:
to be completed for ALL in-person learners for the 20-21 school year

Latest Guidance from ISBE - received 7-23-2020

Latest Guidance from Illinois Dept of Public Health

Latest information from IHSA

Latest information from IESA

Updated Return to School Flowchart

Updated 2020-2021 School Year Calendar

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Below is a survey to help Project Sun collect information on Community Level Trauma experienced which will be used to inform response initiatives to better address trauma experienced by those living in our communities. Please feel free to share will your contacts to help them get a strong response base.

WHAT IS PROJECT SUN?

Project SUN is a Strong and Unified Network that is family-driven and youth-guided.
It is dedicated to strengthening the children's behavioral health system of care
in Kankakee County through a coordinated network of services and supports
to address the needs of the whole child.

Click here to take their survey.

Click here to learn more information about Project Sun.

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Social Distancing...What does it mean?
Click here for more information released from IASA


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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.

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

-Bids must be received in a SEALED envelope.
-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 for in full no later than the 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.
-Items are sold in "as is" condition.
-Devices are available in "as is" condition. There is no guarantee devices function.
Operating systems, office programs and other applications are not included. Accessories such as power cords, AV cords, adaptors, mice, keyboards, etc. not included.
-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.

No items are available for viewing at this time.


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      District Budgets
2020-2021

20-21 Tentative Budget

19-20 Amended

2019-2020

2018-2019

2017-2018 Amended

2017-2018

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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: 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
Received: August 14, 2019                                                           From: Vince Espinoza, Local Labs
Topic: copies of all collective bargaining agreements in place as well as: First, MI, Last name of all employees, employee email addresses, start date, department, job title, compensation, compensation type (full-time, part-time, hourly) and organized labor unit name.            Duration to complete: 1 day
Received: August 28, 2019                                             From: Tanner F., K12Transportation Research
Topic: Special Needs transportation contracts. specifically: vendor name, contract start/end date, annual contract amount & pricing details.                                                             Duration to Complete: 1 day
Received: October 7, 2019                                                                                 From: John Maxedon
Topic: Current contracts for the following positions: Supt., Asst. Supt., & Business Manager.
Duration to Complete: 1 day
Received: October 9, 2019                                                                                From: John Maxedon
Topic: Current student enrollment & total (overall) operating budget value for this school year
Duration to Complete: 1 day
Received: December 16, 2019                                                              From: Kaza Rhan, Local Labs
Topic; data on elected boards/officials. Specifically, name, term start date, term end date, salary and email addresses.                                                                                      Duration to Complete: 1 day
Received: December 16, 2019                                              From: Josh Weinberg, Archangel Tablets
Topic: Copies of all documents in the possession of the district related to: any contracts & amendments/modifications entered into by the district including any related procurement documentation such as RFP proposal/bid materials from all bidders of 'RFP Herscher CUSD #2 FY2019-20'. The relevant time period for documents requested includes all documents from January 1, 2019 to present.                                                                                       Duration to Complete: 3 days

Received: Jan 14, 2020                                                           From: Bethany Simpson, Smart Procure
Topic: 1. purchase order #; 2. purchase date; 3. line item details; 4. line item quantity; 5. line item price, 6. vendor ID #, name, address, contact person & email address from 10-11-2019 to current. Looking for preprogrammed software reports.                                            Duration to complete: 1 day

Received: Jan 30, 2020                                                                     From : Katie Kim, NBC5 Chicago
Topic: any/all written agreements and/or contracts between district & companies that provide content filtering/monitoring software for district issued devices for students, including (but not limited to) Bark, Securly, Go Guardian, etc.: & documents sufficient to show policies/guidelines for district issued devices for students.                                                                                               Duration to Complete: 1 day

Received: Feb 5, 2020                                                                             From: Nathan Mihelich, IRTA
Topic: Name & email address of any certified staff who are retiring at the end of this year.
Duration to Complete: 1 day
Received: Feb 6, 2020                                                                                      From: Amanda Wilson
Topic: documents that would have involved her son's arm being scratched by his teacher & any investigation regarding that.                                                                     Duration to complete: 4 days

Received: Feb 27, 2020                                                                  From: Vince Espinoza, Local Labs
Topic: copy of high school grading scales (i.e. A=90%-100%) for all district high schools
Duration to Complete: 1 day

Received: Feb 27, 2020                                                                 From: Vince Espinoza, Local Labs
Topic: copies of all emails containing the word 'Trump" from the past 12 month
Duration to Complete: 1 day.                                               Request Denied as Voluminous Request.
Received: Apr 3, 2020                                                                      From: Jen Weeks, SMART265.org
Topic: invoices, names & contact info. of contractors and/or sub-contractors that have been awarded and/or assigned work to be performed at any location owned, rented or leased by the district over the past 12 mos, which include: HVAC (heating, a/c, ventilation), Exhaust systems, HVAC maint. work and/or maint. agreements, Architectural metals, used for weather proofing and/or ornamental purposes, New installation and/or replacement of lockers & Kitchen renovations.              Duration to Complete: 4 days
Received: May 18, 2020                                                                    From: Tania Campbell, DATABID
Topic: list of companies who submitted proposals on the {Limestone Middle School CCTV} project that was due May 15, 2020.                                                                            Duration to Complete: 2 days
Received: May 29, 2020                                                From : Jonathan Fagg, ABC7 Data Fellow Topic: copy of info related to student attendance during the current period of remote learning. For this request, breakdown of attendance rates by school - by whatever measures district is tracking engagement - as well as details of how attendance is being tracked in this period. Please provide info broken down by school when remote learning began until the most current date available upon production.                                                                                              Duration to Complete: 2 days
Received: July 17, 2020                                                                  From: Ken Deloian, SmartProcure

Topic: 1. purchase order #; 2. purchase date; 3. line item details; 4. line item quantity; 5. line item price, 6. vendor ID #, name, address, contact person & email address from 1-13-2020 to current. Looking for preprogrammed software reports.                                                        Duration to Complete: 3 days

Received: July 28, 2020                                                                                    From: Steven Duplain
Topic: Names, job titles, email addresses & the most current/readily available salary info of all teachers & administrators at Herscher Cusd2 as of the date of this request.              Duration to Complete: 1 day
Received: August 25, 2020                                                            From: Ken Deloian, Smart Procure
Topic: specific information including: first/last name of all employees; position, title & department; main phone/business cell if issued; email & building addresses.                       Duration to Complete: 2 days
Received: August 31, 2020                              From: Don Adams, Municipal & Scholastic Placements
Topic: copy of current package insurance policy issued to the school district, including legal liability, casualty and workman's compensation coverage.                                     Duration to Complete: 2 days
Received: October 19, 2020                                                                           From: Vince Espi, LocalLabs    
Topic: copies of any contracts involving guest speakers for the 2019 (previous) and 2020 (current) school year; include virtual guest speakers                                                                       Duration to Complete: 2 days
Received: December 14, 2020                                                                         From: Kaza Rhan, Local Labs
Topic: data on district elected boards and officials specifically: name, term start/end date, salary and email address.                                                                                                        Duration to Complete: 1 day

Received: February 2, 2021                                                                     From: Nathan Mihelich, IRTA
Topic: Name and email addresses of any certified staff (teacher, administrator, nurses, counselors etc.) who are retiring this year.                                                                         
Duration to Complete: 1 day

Received: February 9, 2021                                                From: Jonathan Fagg, ABC7 Data Fellow
Topic: breakdown of attendance rates by school, specify whether the attendance was in person or remote and how attendance is being tracked. if both in-person and remote learning have occured, please provide information for both since the start of the school year.     Duration to Complete: 2 days
Received: February 22, 2021                                                                                          From: Joe Sutton
Topic: copy of the following documents: the district's current website and/or content management system (CMS) provider contract, the district's current alerts and/or emergency notification provider contract, the district's current mobile app provider contract and the district's current learning management system (LMS) provider contract
Duration to Complete: 1 day
Received: April 8, 2021                                                                                   From: Jen Weeks, SMART265
Topic: Information for the new construction, renovation and/or maintenance work planned for any building owned or leased by your district which includes the scopes listed below. In addition, if any contracts have already been awarded, please include the names and contact information of those contractor(s) and/or sub-contractor(s). HVAC (Heating, Air Conditioning, Ventilation), Exhaust Systems, Architectural Metals used for weatherproofing and/or ornamental purposes, Gutters and/or Downspouts, New installation and/or replacement of lockers, New installation and/or replacement of toilet partitions, Kitchen renovations and Current HVAC Maintenance Contracts.
Duration to Complete: 2 days

Received: April 12, 2021                                                                                 From: Zoe Yalcin, SmartProcure

Topic:  Requested following information: 1. purchase order #; 2. purchase date; 3. line item details; 4. line item quantity; 5. line item price, 6. vendor ID #, name, address, contact person & email address from 10-16-2020 to current. Looking for preprogrammed software.

Duration to Complete: 2 days

 
TITLE IX Required Information - Training Date: 11-20-2020
Sexual Harassment Decision Tree
Title IX Information
                                      


Miscellaneous District Reports

2020-2021 Admin Salary Report - All District Staff (2019-2020 data)
Contract info for Annual Statement of Affairs (2019-2020 data)
IMRF Employees $75,000 + Compensation Package Report (2019-2020 Info)
 
 
 
 
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