Last Updated on May 26, 2023 by Anne-Sophie Reinhardt
Avon Unit School District #176 curated information from district information from high school staff, school event highlights, and job vacancies. Some of these job opportunities also provide help for single mothers in the district.
Mission Of Avon Schools
The Avon Unit School District #176 community’s mission is to foster a learning environment in which students can develop a responsible attitude, a strong work ethic, problem-solving abilities, good communication skills, respect for others, and the ability to use technology effectively throughout their educational careers.
Who Is The Superintendent Of Avon Schools?
Mr. Dan Oakley is the superintendent of Avon Schools. He grew up in Newton, Illinois, in southern Illinois. Mr. Oakley graduated from Newton Community High School in 1982 and Eastern Illinois University in Charleston in 1986 with a BA in Mathematics Education. Western Illinois University in Macomb, Illinois, awarded me an MS in Educational Administration in 1997, and he became an Education Specialist in 2007. He is currently taking up his doctoral degree at Western Illinois University, expecting to graduate in late 2011 or early 2012.
Below is a message from Mr. Dan Oakley for students of the school year 2010-2011:
“Welcome to the 2010-2011 school year, one and all! I am very pleased to continue working with the students, faculty and staff, and community of Avon!
Times have been difficult in the education field across the state of Illinois for the past couple of years. As the state has run out of funds, and is essentially bankrupt, school districts have continued to step up to the plate and deliver a quality education to their students. The Board of Education, administration and staff of Avon CUSD #176 continue to work daily to provide the best to the students of the district.
Several challenges face the Avon district as we move forward, of which financial woes are a part. The district has faced a drop of enrollment across many years, providing challenges to staff to make courses available to students, primarily at the high school level. The district is also in the process of preparing for reorganization, with a Committee of 10 currently convened between the Avon, Bushnell-Prairie City, and Abingdon districts (web site).” –Mr. Dan Oakley, Avon Unit School District #176 Superintendent
District Technology Plan
To be eligible for federal and state grants to support technology and E-rate funds, school districts around the country must have a legitimate and authorized technology strategy. Plan approvals for technology projects in Illinois typically last three years.
Since 2008, Avon CUSD #176 has had a technology strategy in place that will be in effect until 2010.