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2010 Winter Concerts on YouTube

First published on 21 December 2010 Posted in District News
Video of the music department's winter concerts have been uploaded to YouTube so that families can easily share the performances with friends or family members who were not able to attend the performances.

The web address is:

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New Seating Expectations for Athletic Events at CHS

First published on 20 December 2010 Posted in CHS Athletics
chs_gymnasium_athletic_seatingIn an effort to comply with the Wisconsin Interscholastic Association's (WIAA) rules governing fan seating at WIAA tournament events in gymnasiums, Chilton High School is asking all student and adult fans to sit in the designated areas (click image to enlarge) for Boys and Girls Basketball events. The specific rule from the WIAA's season regulations manual states:

"The gym should be split in half at the midcourt line. All adult fans should be placed on the same side of the gym being placed behind their respective player bench. Student fans should be placed directly across from their adult fans. No student fans for any team should be placed behind their opponent's player bench." (WIAA 2010-2011 Winter Season Regulations, page 8)

Student and adult fans attending Boys or Girls Basketball events should review the image referenced above to find their designated seating location in the gymnasium and assist with the school's efforts to comply with the above WIAA rule by sitting in the correct area of the gym.

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CHS Holiday Dance Rescheduled for Saturday, December 18, 2010

First published on 10 December 2010 Posted in CHS News & Press Releases
Due to possible inclement weather conditions, the Student Council Holiday Dance has been moved to Saturday, December 18, 2010.  It will still run from 8pm to midnight.

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Understanding Fair Funding for Our Future

First published on 01 December 2010 Posted in Business Office

On November 15, 2010, Wisconsin State Superintendent of Public Instruction, Tony Evers, revealed his comprehensive plan “Fair Funding for Our Future” around the state.  The intent of this article is to summarize the proposal and how it would affect the School District of Chilton residents.

Some of the key components of the Fair Funding plan and what Evers hopes to achieve are as follows:

  • Increase guaranteed funding of all students from $1,000 to $3,000.  This would give the property rich districts, who in the past have received little to no aid, some aid to assist with the education of their students.
  • Move levy credit allocations to equalization aid.  Over the past six years, School aid has increased 1%, Categorical aids 20% and Levy Tax Credits 91%.  Levy credits are considered by the State a part of school funding.  The money allocated to levy credits is not distributed based on Equalized values, but rather by levy itself.  This causes a district to present an inflated levy rate to the tax payers.  The levy credit information is not given to school districts and as of the end of October, the information is not available.
  • Consolidate categorical aids.  Currently there are a number of small categorical aid categories.  This would combine all of the categorical aids and focus them on five high needs areas (Special Ed, High Cost Special Ed, Bilingual/Bicultural, SAGE and School Breakfast).
  • Maintain current growth to the Revenue Limits formula and establish predictable growth in state aids.  Currently $200 per pupil increase in the revenue limit formula is stated in law.  As was stated above, only 1% growth has been given to school aids over the past 6 years.  This plan looks to have the greater of 2% or CPI.

According to the information that was provided by Evers, Chilton district would receive a 4.4% increase in aid.  With this increase in state support, the 2010-2011 tax levy mill to our district tax payers would have dropped from $10.62 per thousand to $8.10 per thousand.  Chilton has not seen a tax rate this low since 2000 when the mill rate was $7.61 (lowest in 30+ years).

It is extremely early to assume that Evers' plan will be adopted fully or in part by the new legislation and at this time Governor Elect Walker has not presented a budget proposal, though his office has referenced the state’s $3 billion budget deficit.  K-12 education makes up 44% of the state’s budget, so one can only assume that education funding will have some changes.

I will keep you informed as more plans are released and additional information is attained.

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First published on 29 November 2010 Posted in District News

Everyone is invited to attend the School District of Chilton's upcoming holiday music concerts.  All events will be held at the Engler Center for the Performing Arts.

Monday, December 6 - Grades 5 and 6 Band and Choir Concert at 7:00 p.m.

Sunday, December 12 - Grades 7 - 12 Choir Concert at 5:00 p.m.

Monday, December 13 - Grades 1 and 2 Vocal Concert at 6:30 p.m. and Grades 3 and 4 Vocal Concert at 7:30 p.m.

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2011 Tiger Yearbook

First published on 14 October 2010 Posted in CHS News & Press Releases
This note is to let you know about the options available to you with your 2011 Tiger Yearbook, which will be on sale Monday, October 18th- Wednesday, Oct. 27th in the commons. 

NEW THIS YEAR!!! The yearbook will be in color and it will also be slightly larger in dimensions.  This is why the basic yearbook will now cost $40.00 and if you want name stamping, $45.00.  You may also have a second line stamped on your cover, which could be "Class of 200?", depending on your grade level.  This second line would add $3.00 to the price of the book for a total of $48.00.  Also, you may add up to four icons to the cover of your book for an additional $3.00 per icon.  There are 50 icons to choose from (see back).  You may add an icon to your cover with either one line (name stamping) or two lines of personalization (name stamping  + class).  You may not have an icon or “class of” line without name stamping.

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