A-C Central Community Unit School District 262

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A-C Central Community Unit School District 262
Location
Ashland and Chandlerville, Illinois
46

United States
District information
TypeUnit school district
GradesK-12
Established1989
SuperintendentRebecca Canty
Budget$4.3M[citation needed]
Students and staff
Students435[1]
Teachers40[1]
Staff32[1]
Other information
Websitewww.a-ccentral.com

A-C Central Community Unit School District 262 brings together students from Ashland and Chandlerville, Illinois. A small, rural district, A-C Central has an elementary school (K-4) in Chandlerville, a junior high school (5-8) in Ashland, and a high school (9-12) at the same facility as the junior high school in Ashland.

The territory covers 150 square miles (390 km2) in Cass County, Morgan County, Sangamon County, and Menard County. As of 2012, there were approximately 435 students: 196 at A-C Central Elementary, 93 at A-C Central Junior High School, and 139 at A-C Central High School. Also in 2012, the district had 40 certified teachers, 6 bus routes, and 1 special education bus route.[1]

History[edit]

Ashland - Chandlerville Community Unit School District No. 262 was formed by the consolidation of Chandlerville Community Unit School District 62 and Ashland Community Unit School District 212 in 1989.[2][3] The consolidation was passed by public referendum.[citation needed] On March 25, 1997, the school board changed the district name to A-C Central Community Unit School District No. 262, renamed the Chandlerville school to A-C Central Junior High, and renamed the Ashland school to A-C Central Elementary School.[2]

As of 2005, the school district has approximately 203 elementary students, 143 junior high students and 150 high school students.[needs update]

The future for A-C Central is a bit unclear. Like nearly all of the small districts surrounding it, A-C Central faces budget issues. In 2005, a referendum was put before the voters of A-C Central and adjacent Virginia Community Unit School District 64 to consolidate the two districts. The referendum failed, leaving the Virginia school district in a desperate financial situation.[citation needed] Consolidation is back on the BoE agenda for their regular board meeting 16 December 2009 though.[needs update]

A-C Central consolidation with PORTA Community Unit School District 202 failed in the March 18, 2014 election. The referendum passed by 1,755 to 548 in the PORTA district, but was voted down in the A-C district, by 424 to 515 in Cass County and 46 to 88 in Morgan County.[4]

Achievements[edit]

Ashland and Chandlerville, both known for strongly supporting school sports, have combined to form several exceptional basketball teams.[citation needed] In the mid and late 1990s, many of the school's teams went to State Sectionals.

Another proud contribution to the school's reputation is the A-C Central Marching Knights. This marching band has won numerous awards and has performed all over the United States. Some key performances include New York City, New York and Walt Disney World, Florida.[citation needed]

In March 2007, the 8th grade 2A girls volleyball team from A-C Central Jr. High won the Illinois Elementary Schools Association state girls volleyball championship.Also in 2007 the boys basketball team 7-2a got 2nd in state.

In 2008 the A-C Central Varsity lady nights volleyball team was runner at state in Bloomington. The team and individuals broke many records at the games.

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Rogers, Robert G. (October 2012), A-C Central School District 262 & PORTA School District 202 Reorganization Study (PDF), archived from the original (PDF) on 15 December 2014, retrieved 15 December 2014
  2. ^ a b "1", Board Policy Manual, A-C Central Community Unit School District No. 262, Cass County (PDF), Ashland, Illinois: A-C Central Community Unit School District 262, July 2002, archived from the original (PDF) on 15 December 2014, retrieved 15 December 2014, Ashland - Chandlerville Community Unit School District No. 262 was formed as a result of a consolidation of Ashland C.U.S.D. No. 212 and Chandlerville C.U.S.D. No. 62 effective July 1, 1989.
  3. ^ School District Reorganizations: 1983-84 to 2014-15 (PDF), Springfield, Illinois: Illinois State Board of Education, July 2014, archived from the original (PDF) on 16 December 2014, retrieved 15 December 2014 Source says consolidation took effect on November 14, 1989.
  4. ^ Olson, Greg (19 March 2014). "A-C Central and PORTA merger defeated". myjournalcourier.com. Jacksonville, Illinois: Civitas Media. Archived from the original on 15 December 2014. Retrieved 15 December 2014.

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