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 . . .
Twenty-six community members participate
On Wednesday, November 1st, the Dakota School Board hosted a community focus group session at the Dakota High School cafeteria beginning at 7:00 p.m. The purpose of the community focus group session is for the Dakota School Board . . .
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” . . .
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 . . .
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 . . .
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 . . .
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 . . .
Approximately 50 community members attend (same night as game 7)
On Wednesday, November 2nd, the Dakota School Board hosted a community focus group session at the Dakota High School cafeteria beginning at 7:00 p.m. Unfortunately, this event conflicted with game 7 of the World Series where the Cubs . . .
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 . . .
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 . . .
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 . . .
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 . . .
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 . . .
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 . . .
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 . . .