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Dear Byron Parents: 
 
 
The Byron Community Unit School District will join the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) in the seventh statewide survey of school climate and learning conditions. The survey provides a unique opportunity for students, teachers and parents to have a voice in improving their schools. The survey is open currently and will remain open until February 15.  Students in grades 4-12 and teachers will be asked to take a 25 -minute research-based survey to help identify strengths and weaknesses in their school’s learning environment.
 
The Illinois 5Essentials Survey provides a comprehensive picture of a school’s organizational culture in an individualized report measuring five “essentials” critical for school success:
 
·         Effective Leaders
·         Collaborative Teachers
·         Involved Families
·         Supportive Environment
·         Ambitious Instruction
 
Starting this year all Illinois schools are required to participate in a school learning conditions survey. The survey was deemed an important component to balanced accountability under the state’s Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), which resulted in state legislative changes requiring the survey annually.
 
Principals and superintendents will receive their 5Essentials Reports in April 2019. Survey results will also be reported publicly on the 5Essentials reporting site in Spring 2019 and on the State School Report Card website in Fall 2019. 
 
An optional parent survey is also available to all schools as a supplement to the 5Essentials Survey for teachers and students—results from the parent survey supplement will be included only in the individual school 5Essential Reports.
 
We invite you take part in the survey.  To access the parent survey, please select the following link: 5Essential Parent Survey
 
 
For more information on the 5Essentials survey, please visit: The 5Essentials
 
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  • financialaid District Finances Per pupil spending is $9,462 for instructional expenses and $17,529 for operational expenses.
  • boardoftrustees Sizing It Up The district average class size is 18 students compared to the states average of 21.
  • Health & Wellness Byron students average 5 days of PE per week compared to the states average of 4 days per week.
  • Enrollment Total district enrollment for PK-12 is 1,482.
  • Student Attendance The average daily attendance across the district is 95%.
  • Extraordinary Faculty Total full time teachers in the district is 110 of which 39.2% have a Bachelor’s degree and 59.9% have a Master’s degree or higher.
  • Future Prospects Within 12 months of graduating, 64% of seniors enroll in a 2 or 4 year college.
  • volunteer Exceptional Services We are a “stand alone” district meaning we house all 27 of our special need services personnel within our district.  Currently 16% of our student population qualify for special services.

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