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Superintendent/High School Principal: Dwight Stricklin
Email: dstricklin@lexington.k12.il.us

Administrative AssistantPatti Thomas
Email: Pthomas@lexington.k12.il.us

Administrative Assistant: Teresa Vollmer
Email: tvollmer@lexington.k12.il.us

Jr. High/High School Secretary: Katie Sharrow
Email: ksharrow@lexington.k12.il.us

Elementary/Junior High Principal: Paul Deters
Emailpdeters@lexington.k12.il.us

Elementary Secretary: Shelley Steffen
Email: ssteffen@lexington.k12.il.us

About Our School

The Lexington School District is located in and around a small rural community situated along Interstate 55 north of the twin cities of Bloomington and Normal. The city of Lexington has a population of approximately 2100 people. The school district is a unit district that encompasses 83 square miles around and including the city of Lexington.Most of the land use is agricultural with portions used for public or commercial business.

Approximately 520 students in grades PreK-12 are housed at one campus located in Lexington. 

The district employs 41 full time teachers and 2 administrators. District program initiatives include an outstanding Pre-school “At-Risk” program and excellent integration of technology into the curriculum beginning in Kindergarten. High school students are able to supplement their coursework with Heartland Community College courses offered during the school day on our campus. Student attendance rate is over 96% in the district. 

Information on School Closing
(weather related or other emergencies)

The feel of cold air and the sight of snow flurries let us all know that winter is upon us.  Hopefully, we will have few if any school closings this year.  In case we do have to close school here are some things you should know.

Typically, school is closed due to falling snow, drifting and blowing snow or extremely cold temperatures.  These conditions make it dangerous for students be out on the roads whether on a bus or driving to school.

If cold temperatures are forecasted, we will consider air temperature in conjunction with wind chill and wind speed.  We will use available resources to determine how long students can be exposed to such conditions.  It is possible that we will have school with temperatures at or below zero so students should be dressed appropriately.  If necessary, we will open up the building to students earlier than usual to allow for early drop off in case parents choose not to have their child wait for a bus. 

The decision to cancel school will be made by observing current conditions, looking at the forecast for the entire day, talking to the road commissioners and consulting with other districts.  When the decision to cancel school or to have school is made, there may be disagreements with that decision.  However, student safety will be the top priority.

If school will be closed, a message will be sent to district families via School Messenger, which is the district's automated messaging system.  This message will come by phone and possibly email or text message.

Information on closing will also be posted on the school district website, if possible, and on the following radio and television stations: WJBC (1230 AM)/WBNQ (101.5 FM)/WBWN (104.1 FM)/WTRX (93.7 FM) WHOI channel 19/WEEK channel 25.  The radio stations will also list closings on their website (www.wjbc.com).

If school has to be closed for the day, every effort will be made to have this information communicated no earlier than 5:00 a.m. and by 7:00 a.m. at the latest.

If school is canceled, no practices or other activities during the day will take place.  It is possible that weather can clear and allow evening activities to take place.  Please check the website for those details.

Contact

Lexington Community Unit School District #7
100 East Wall Street
Lexington, Illinois USA 61753
(309) 365-4141 Unit Office
(309) 365-2711 Junior High/High School Office
(309) 365-2741 Grade School Office

In the event of a power outage, the office's have been equipped with emergency cell phones. The following numbers will be available only during emergency situations. 
(309) 825-5042 Unit Office
(309) 825-4981 HS/JH Office
(309) 825-5028 Elem Office

Directions:

Lexington Schools are located in Lexington, Illinois just off Interstate 55 about 15 miles northeast of Bloomington-Normal.

Take I-55 exit 178 and turn east onto PJ Keller Highway.
Turn South onto County Road 8 at the T intersection and follow it around the curve to intersection with Route 66.
Continue east onto Main Street to Pine Street (look for Community Center).
Turn north onto Pine Street and travel 3 blocks to Wall.
Turn east onto Wall Street and follow to front of the high school.

The District Office is located at 202 E. Greenwich on the east side of the school.

School Information

School Calendar 2017-18

Amended Budget FY
2017

FY 2016 Budget.pdf

LEXINGTON SALARY REPORT 2016-2017

School District Report Cards

District Contracts

District Board Policy

LEA Contract 2016-2017

Disclosure of Federal Participation (Stevens Amendment)

Projects or programs funded in whole or in part with Federal grant money must credit the Federal government for the Federal government’s portion of the financial support.

This web page citation informs the public that the use of Federal dollars in Lexington CUSD 7 meets the Stevens Amendment requirement.Staff development opportunities, resource purchases, and personnel have been funded in whole or in part with Federal entitlement dollars.

FOIA Requests

Dwight Stricklin, Supt.
202 E. Greenwich
Lexington, IL 61753
dstricklin@lexington.k12.il.us


School Board

Jason Thomas, PresidentCompleted the Mandatory Illinois Board Member Training

22242 Clarksville Rd.

Lexington, IL  61753
jasonthomas@lexington.k12.il.us


Chris Olson, Vice Pres.Completed the Mandatory Illinois Board Member Training

718 N. Orange St.
Lexington, IL  61753
colson@lexington.k12.il.us


Andrea McBurney - Secretary
Completed the Mandatory Illinois Board Member Training

104 E. Chestnut St.
Lexington, IL  61753
amcburney@lexington.k12.il.us


Karin Atkins - Completed the Mandatory Illinois Board Member Training

25196 N. 2200 East Rd
Lexington, IL  61753
katkins@lexington.k12.il.us


Mike BeardCompleted the Mandatory Illinois Board Member Training

112 Delane
Lexington, IL 61753
sewerlexingtonil@hotmail.com 


Andrew Killian - Completed the Mandatory Illinois Board Member Training


25201 N. 2350 East Rd
Lexington, IL 61753
akillian@lexington.k12.il.us

Jamie Farrell - Completed the Mandatory Illinois Board Member Training

117 Hilton Dr.
Lexington, IL  61753
jfarrell@lexington.k12.il.us



Annual Schedule of Regular Board Meetings in 2017:

January 19
February 16
March 16
April 20
May 18
June 15
July 20
August 17
September 21
October 19
November 16
December 21