ATTENTION MG PARENTS:
Every two years, our district is required to participate in the 5 Essentials Survey, which is administered by the Illinois State Board of Education. This survey is an opportunity for you to provide valuable feedback and information about the job we are doing and areas where we can improve. Please take 5 minutes to complete the survey between now and January 16, 2017. Thank you.
Upcoming Board Meetings:
NEXT MEETING: Monday, December 19, 2016 – Truth in Taxation Hearing @ 6:45 p.m., followed by the Regular Board Meeting @ 7:00 p.m.
Please take a moment to review this message from our Superintendent. You may download the message in its entirety here.
As most of you are probably aware, in the last 2-3 months, we’ve had multiple students with confirmed illnesses caused by E.Coli bacteria. While we do not know at this point that the cases are connected or how the students contracted the bacteria, as a district, we want to be as proactive as we can be in response to these cases. We have already begun the process of disinfecting all “shared surfaces” throughout the building including desks, doors/hardware, tables, computers, phones, bathrooms, cafeteria tables, kitchen counters, water fountains, sinks, and any other common surfaces throughout our entire building. Of course, most all of these areas are cleaned and disinfected on a nightly basis, but we have increased our attention to many of the other areas as well. We have also instructed our elementary students on proper hand-washing procedures, posted signage in our restrooms, and will require students to wash their hands more frequently throughout the day. As you will see in the information provided on our website, proper hand-washing is the single most effective way to prevent the transmission of the bacteria.
The health, safety, and well-being of our students is our top priority. While we have no indication that our school is the source of the bacteria, we will work diligently to maintain a safe and healthy learning environment for all students. We have been working closely with the Bond County Health Department to provide as much information as possible regarding E.Coli, its symptoms, and how best to prevent its transmission in our school and community. Please visit our website at www.mgschools.com and click on the DISTRICT page to find more information from the BCHD, Center for Disease Control, and Illinois Department of Public Health.
We will continue to work with the BCHD and will provide you with any further information that becomes available to us. Please do not hesitate to contact me at 618-326-8812 or Mr. Koontz at 618-326-8811 with any questions or concerns.
Superintendent – Mulberry Grove CUSD #1
Public information from the Bond County Health Department
Information on e. Coli.
Upcoming Board Meetings
November 21 – Tentative Tax Levy Hearing @ 6:45 p.m. Regular Meeting @ 7 p.m.
December 19 – Truth in Taxation Hearing (if needed) @ 6:45 p.m. Regular Meeting @ 7 p.m.