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Illinois Education Funding Reform

about 1 year ago


Watch the below video to learn about the Evidence Based Funding Model.  


Under the Previous System...

Illinois Funding being linked to Property taxes is the most regressive system and the antequated formula for "General State Aide" (or GSA) sets up an unfair system.  In addition, this unfair system was not fully funded for the fiscal years 2011-2015 (5 years total) causing proration and exacerbating the issues.  Here are the facts regarding Murphysboro CUSD 186


  • The "foundation level" for funding is $6119 per child and this number has not changed since the 2009-2010 School year.  So when the costs to educate students kept going up our revenue remained flat.
  • This "foundation level" was not fully funded for 5 years with this last year (FY16) being the first time we got the full 2010 amount.  This totaled a loss of 4.2 Million dollars from the state simply not paying us what we were owed.
  • We continued to provide the best education we could eating into our fund balances and making reductions anywhere we could but this can only last for so long.
We have been forced to make reductions because of this.  Our fund balances have been depleated.  The time for change to our system is now. 

By Chris Grode

Registration Information

3 months ago

Registration for returning students is Monday, August 7th from 8:30 - 12:30 and Tuesday, August 8th from 8;30 - 12:30 and 1:30 - 4:00.  This includes all incoming freshmen from Murphysboro Middle School.  Students will have pictures taken for IDs at this time.  You may pick up schedules, PE uniforms ($16) and other important information.  Any outstanding fees and fines must be paid prior to picking up schedules.  All freshman need to bring their physicals.

Seniors must show proof of a recent meningitis shot before getting their schedule.

New student registration is Wednesday, August 8th from 8:30 - 12:30.  If your student did not turn in their registration form last year, they will have to register on this day as a new student.

Parking - Seniors may get their parking spots Monday, August 7th from 7:30 - 8:30.  Juniors may pick theirs up Tuesday, August 8th from 7:30 - 8:30.  All other students may pick their spot Wednesday, August 8th from 8:30 - 3:00 or any day after that.


Freshman/new student orientation is Thursday, August 10th at 6:00 pm in the cafeteria.  This is a great opportunity to introduce you and your student to Murphysboro High School. You will hear from our faculty about the good things happening her at MHS and learn of all extracurricular clubs available to enhance your son or daughter's high school experience.  You will learn about the classes we offer, the credits/classes needed for graduation.  You will also be made aware of the rules, dress code and our daily expectations for our students. Your student will also have the opportunity to find his/her locker & classrooms, so bring your schedule.   We look forward to meeting you!

We hope you are having a great year and we are looking forward to a great year! 


Freshman Orientation

3 months ago

Freshman orientation is Thursday, August 10th at 6:00 pm in the cafeteria.  This is a great opportunity to introduce you and your student to Murphysboro High School. You will hear from our faculty about the good things happening her at MHS and learn of all extracurricular clubs available to enhance your son or daughter's high school experience.  You will learn about the classes we offer, the credits/classes needed for graduation.  You will also be made aware of the rules, dress code and our daily expectations for our students.  We look forward to meeting you!
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