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Board recognizes Frank Nelson for board service

At its regularly scheduled board meeting on October 16 th , the Dakota School Board recognized Frank Nelson for his years of service as a school board member.  Mr. Nelson served from 2005 through 2018 and was elected to four . . .

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JULY 25, 2018 AT 5:30 PM

Interviews will be conducted in closed session and a new board member will be appointed to replace the vacant seat created by Frank Nelson's resignation.    

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Board approves tentative 2017 property tax levy

Truth in Taxation hearing scheduled for December 19th at 6:00 .m.

At its regularly scheduled board meeting on November 21 st, the Dakota School Board approved a tentative property tax levy and scheduled a Truth in Taxation Hearing for 6:00 p.m. at the Dakota Elementary School Library. The . . .

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Dakota Pep Band selected to perform at IHSA VB state final

Scheduled for 3A and 4A championship matches

The Dakota Pep Band will perform at the Illinois High School Association (IHSA) State Volleyball finals on November 11th at Redbird Arena on the campus of Illinois State University. The band auditioned and was selected  by the IHSA to . . .

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Dakota earns 2017 one of "Top 100 School Districts in Illinois" designation

Ranked 67th of over 800 Illinois School Districts

Dakota Earns “Top 100 School Districts in Illinois” Designation Dakota CUSD #201 was recently recognized as one of top 100 school districts in Illinois in the “NICHE 2017 Best School Districts in Illinois” . . .

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Dakota Board approves resolution for April referendum question

Purpose is to provide resources for facilities and programs without raising the total tax rate

After discussing the topic for over a year, the board adopted a resolution to place a referendum question on April 2017 election ballot. The total tax rate following a successful referendum will not increase due to the fact that the last . . .

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Dakota School Board adopts 2016 property tax levy

The total tax rate is expected to decrease

The board approved the 2016 property tax levy at it's December 13 regularly scheduled meeting.  Due to the projected increase in 2016 Equalized Assessed Valuation (EAV) of 7.3%, the total tax rate for the district will likely . . .

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Dakota School Board reviews high school courses for 2017-2018

Expansion of college dual credit, career and technical education and online courses

Mr. Rankin, principal, reviewed changes to the 2017-2018 high school course guide at the Dakota School Board's December meeting.  There are no major changes to the guide, except for making Highland College dual credit courses and . . .

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November 15, 2016 School Board Meeting Summary

The Dakota School Board held its regularly scheduled November meeting on the 15 th .  Below are highlights from that meeting. Administrative Reports 2016 State Report Card Mr. Prusator reviewed the . . .

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Dakota Celebrates Veterans

Fifty-six veterans honored

On Friday, November 11, Dakota JH/HS honored 56 veterans at an assembly in the gymnasium.  Prior to the recognition ceremony, veterans were served breakfast in the cafeteria.  The program featured performances by both the Dakota . . .

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Volleyball team wins IHSA regional championship!

Advances to Byron Sectional

The Dakota Indians volleyball team defeated Oregon to win the IHSA Class A Volleyball Regional hosted at Dakota High School.  Dakota won in two games, 28-26 and 25-23.  They will advance to the Byron Secional on Tuesday to play . . .

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Dakota Elementary School students redeem PRIDE Tickets

Recognition for showing their PRIDE!

On Friday, Dakota Elementary School students are able to redeem PRIDE tickets for assorted prizes. Students earn tickets by meeting and exceeding behavior expectations by showing their PRIDE. Pictured are students waiting in line to . . .

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Dakota Board to Host Community Focus Group Session

Scheduled for November 2nd at Dakota High School

The Dakota CUSD #201 School Board is hosting a community focus group session on Wednesday, November 2nd at Dakota High School at 7:00 p.m.  One purpose of the focus group session will be to provide factual information relating to our . . .

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Dakota Class of 1976 makes donation

Part of 40th homecoming reunion celebration

The Dakota High School graduating class of 1976 made a generous donation to the school district as part of their 40th reunion.  A $1,000 donation was presented by Anita Ostergard and Sandee Mitchel on behalf of the class.  The . . .

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Kyle Kleckner finishes 10th in conference golf meet

Shoots 85 for top 10 individual finish

Kyle Kleckner shot an 85 to finish in 10th place at the NUIC Golf Meet held at Wolf Hollow Golf Course in Lena. Over 60 golfers competed in the meet. Nate Strang (senior) shot a 92 for 20th place.  Congratulations to . . .

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Board retreat held on September 28th

Part of strategic planning process

On Wednesday, September 28th, the Dakota School Board conducted a retreat to review the district's progress over the past year and begin future planning.  Besides school board members, three teachers participated in addition to . . .

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Dakota School Board approves FY 16 Annual Financial Report

Brian Anderson from WIPFLI reviewed the Fiscal Year 16 audit (annual financial report).  Mr. Anderson reported that the district’s financial processes met the state’s standards of accounting.  Additionally, he reviewed . . .

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