Welcome to MPCUD #23

Interim Superintendent: Mr. Phil Shelton 

Update from the Superintendent (10/18/2018):

School District News

The school board took action at the September 24 board meeting to begin the process of air conditioning MPGS.  The project will be started in this school year and be completed in phases.  Local school district funds will be used.  The first phase will be air conditioning for the elementary “pod” classrooms and the learning center.  This project is to be completed without any tax increase.  This is a separate project from the high school addition.

Tuesday, November 6 Referendum Facts

The referendum vote, to ask for $10 million to replace the 1912-1926 sections of the high school, is coming Tuesday, November 6.  

The planning for the high school addition began in 2011 with initial floor plans designed to replace 8 classrooms, high school office area, media center and the 1926 gym.

In 2006, a cafeteria, home economics room and business-computer lab were completed.  The addition included an elevator (required by state law).  

The bonds for that $1.9 million addition will be paid in full in November 2019.  The school board and superintendent have carefully looked at the cost of the proposed addition.  Last year, high school staff met with school board members to discuss needs that could be met with the new addition.  A series of community meetings have been held to allow for questions about the cost of the construction and the impact on taxpayers in the district. 

The school has committed (by board resolution) to applying the $140,000 annual donation from the Hilltopper Wind Farm, to keep the increase at 44Also, the school board passed a motion at the October 15 meeting to use available new tax revenue from the wind farm to pay part of the annual bond payment.  This would help lower the increase created by the construction bonds.  

MPCUD #23 Mission

  • District #23 will commit itself to establishing a well balanced, challenging curriculum including coordinated technology curriculum to ensure students will develop the skills they will need to live and work successfully in the twenty-first century.

  • Our  goal is to combine learning with understanding for a better future.


  • The bus barn phone number is 217-792-5687. This number receives text messages and calls.

Personalized Learning Initiative (PLI)

PARCC Testing

  • Unlike current state assessments, the PARCC assessments will provide information on the full range of knowledge and skills needed to be career and college ready or on track toward that goal. These improvements from current tests will help teachers guide instruction and give more information to students and their parents. This assesement will be given in grades 3-8 for the 2018-19 school year. Find out more:
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