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Byron School District Online Registration 

July 14th -August 8th
Online payment service is now functional.

Welcome to Skyward, a Student Information System that includes a Family Access that can be used to access your student’s personal information.  All parents received a letter with a unique Login ID and Password for accessing Skyward’s Family Access. If you did not receive this information, contact your child’s school office.


You may ONLY use online registration if your child was a student of the Byron School District
during the 2013-2014school year.
~ OR ~
Your child has been pre-registered for fall kindergarten. 

Click Here to Begin Registration Process
Download Skyward Family Access Instructions [pdf]
Download Instructions - Making a Family Access Payment 
This guide shows the steps of making payments via Skyward for both food service deposits and fees.


Byron School Board Reduces Registration Fees
From the Board of Education
The Byron Board of Education reduced some registration fees and eliminated other fees at its June meeting in an ongoing effort to keep costs for families as low as possible. “It’s easy for school boards to nickel and dime parents at registration time,” Board Finance and Policy Committee Chair Bill Craig said. “The problem is, those nickels and dimes add up, particular in families with several children. “The Board is committed to reducing costs for families or at the very least, holding the line on increases whenever possible.”

Specifically, the Board....read more

On-Line Registration begins July14th     

Mary Morgan Required Fees
Mary Morgan Optional Fees
 Semester 1 Milk$22.00
Grade K-5 Folder Fee
 Semester 2 Milk$22.00
   PTA Yearbook$15.00
   Wall Calendar$7.00
   Pocket Calendar$6.00
BMS Required Fees
BMS Optional Fees
 Wall Calendar$7.00
8th Grade Lab Fee 
 Pocket Calendar$6.00
BHS Required Fees
2014-2015 Lunch Fees
 Mary Morgan Elementary$2.00
Student Class Fee
 Byron Middle School$2.50
   Byron High School$2.50

Board Meetings 

Notice is hereby given that there is not a Quality Review Committee meeting in July.

All meetings will be held in the Board of Education Meeting Room at Byron High School, 696 North Colfax Street, Byron, Illinois.

Meetings & Agendas 
Finance & PolicyJuly 176:00 pmAgenda 
Building & GroundsJuly 176:30 pmAgenda 
BOE Regular MeetingJuly 177:00 pmAgenda 
Approved Minutes June 26 BOE Meeting
Building & GroundsMay 22Minutes
Special BOE MeetingMay 27Minutes
Finance & Policy MinutesMay 29Minutes
Special Meeting/Public HearingMay 29Minutes
Regular BOE MeetingMay 29Minutes
Special BOE MeetingJune 5Minutes
Regular BOE MeetingJune 26Minutes

Click HERE for Board Agendas & Minutes 

Click HERE for Meeting Dates & Times

Click HERE for Open Session Documents 

Deficit Reduction Planning and Staffing Information

Click to download information concerning district deficit reduction. [pdf]

Fiscal Year 2015 Tentative Budget      
From the Central Office
Spring-Summer 2014 Newsletter
From Dr. Hammack
Fiscal Budget
Click on Tentative Fiscal Budget 2015 to download budget. [pdf]

The District Information Page provides links to newsletters as well as specific information relating to the Byron School District.
posted 7/24/2015
Winter Newsletter

  • Dr. Hammack's message
  • School News from HS, MS and Mary Morgan Principals
  • Fiscal Servivces 
  • Technology update
  • Teaching & Learning News
  • Athletics
  • Building & Grounds


Illinois State School Report Cards
Illinois State Board of Education
Illinois Report CardIllinois' new state school report card officially launched October 31, 2013. The new report card paints a more complete picture of the learning environment at every school in Illinois, providing information about academic performance, the school environment, available courses and programs. The new report card, accessible at illinoisreportcard.com, includes both an Online Report Card that offers an in-depth view of school- and district-level information as well as an At-a-Glance Report Card that provides a simple, one-page, printable view of a school or district's most important information.

DistrictHigh SchoolMiddle SchoolMary Morgan

Board Announces New BMS Principal
From Dr. Hammack


Board Announces New BHS Assistant Principal
From Dr. Hammack

The Byron CUSD No. 226 Board of Education announces the hiring of Mr. Jay Mullens as the new Principal for the Byron Middle School. Mr. Mullens was approved by a 7-0 vote of the Board of Education at the March 20, 2014 regular meeting following a comprehensive search process to replace current Principal, Mr. Steve Herkert, who retired from that position. Read more... The Byron CUSD No. 226 Board of Education announces the hiring of Mrs. Autumn Czizek as the new Assistant Principal for the Byron High School. Mrs. Czizek was approved by a 7-0 vote of the Board of Education at the May 29, 2014 regular meeting following a comprehensive search process to replace current Assistant Principal, Mr. Jay Mullens.

Byron School District 2014 Hall of Fame Announced
From Mr. Flater

The Byron School district is pleased to announce Hall of Fame Class of 2014. a school board appointed committee received and reviewed many nominations from friends, family and community members. After deliberation and voting the committee produced a list of 12 inductees. this year's members include:

1983 Volleyball Team1999 Wrestling TeamBob BakerMark Cameron
Matt ChildersRyan ConsidineNate DemusMarvin Dennis
Fran HoganRobert JarrettPetrece Klein-FaulknerJohn Nolan

The Class of 2014 will be presented at our first home football game vs Genoa-Kingston on Friday, Sept, 5th and will be introduced at halftime of the varsity game.  In addition, there will be an induction ceremony on Saturday, Sept. 6th at 7:00 p.m. at the Byron Forest Preserve Jarrett Center for members of the Hall of Fame.  Their families , friends, former teammates and coaches are invited.

District Honors Employees for Long-Term Service and Retirement
From Dr. Hammack
On Thursday, June 26th , 2014, the members of the Byron CUSD No. 226 honored several District employees for years of service and retirement. The event included a dinner, recognition of Board of Education members, recognition of former District Interim Superintendents Dr. Carroll Smith and Dr. Richard Lanaghan, recognition of Mrs. Autumn Czizek as the new Assistant Principal at Byron High School, and recognition of Donna Dyal, Linda Lutz, and Ken Lukawski for their roles in preparation for the event.

Those District employees who were honored at this event included the following: Debra Oracki – 25 years, Mary Jo Martin - 15 years, Kristine Gustafson – Retirement, Gary Hassler – 30 years, Kristy Groharing – 15 years, Lisle Harris – Retirement, Julie Delbert – 15 years, Amy Adkins – 15 years, and Steve Herkert – Retirement. [Click on image to enlarge]

Debra OrackiMary Jo MartinKristine GustafsonGary HasslerKristy GroharingLisle HarrisJulie DelbertAmy AdkinsSteve Herkert

Financial Planning Program
Mr. Kerr - Director of Fiscal Services
What is the Financial Planning Program (FPP)?  A comprehensive, interactive planning process that can be dynamically updated to assist the District in making important financial decisions.

PMA Financial Planning 
Download Plan 

How we use the plan: 

  • Budget Planning 
  • Trend Analysis 
  • Set Fiscal Policies 
  • Scenario Analysis 
  • Annual Update and Reassessment

Data Elements:

  • Five Years of Audited Annual Financial Reports
  • FY2014 Budget
  • Tax Levy / Extensions / Maximum Tax Rate
  • Equalized Assessed Valuation
  • Enrollment
  • Staffing Ratios
  • Compensation and Benefits Provided
  • District Assumptions

PTA Educators of the Year 2014 
From Mrs. Sandy Brooks
Mrs. Shelly RoseckeMrs. Martha ReillyMr. Jeff boyerThe Byron PTA has presented an Educator of the Year award to a staff member in each of the three buildings in the District. The PTA is proud to announce that many nominations were received from parents and students describing the high quality of staff that the Byron District is fortunate to have educating our students. Each nominee was described as going above and beyond their required duties to meet the needs of all students they come in contact with in their classes.
Shelly Rosecke
Mary Morgan
Martha Reilly
Middle School
Jeff Boyer
High School
The PTA appreciates the contributions each staff member makes to provide a solid educational experience for our students.
The awards were presented by the nominators on Tuesday, May 27th in each of the recipients' classrooms.This year's recipients were Mrs. Shelly Rosecke, Mary Morgan Elementary kindergarten teacher; Mrs. Martha Reilly, Byron Middle School 7th grade mathematics teacher; and Mr. Jeff Boyer, Byron High School mathematics teacher. Congratulations to each of them and thank you for all you have and continue to do for the students in the Byron School District. [Click on images for award presentation]

District Dashboard
Dr. Hammack

District DashboardUnder each section, you can view performance data related to the specific areas of student achievement, human resources, and finance & operations.  You'll then see a series of charts and graphs which allow you to observe and compare relevant data. Each metric contains current and historical data. In some cases, you will also be able to view additional details or compare the District's performance to national and state benchmarks or other comparison data where available.  Click here to view the District Dashboard

 From the Byron CUSD #226 Board of Education and Dr. James Hammack, Superintendent

Like most school districts in Illinois, Byron faces two related challenges: school finance and declining enrollment. To control our costs, we need to make some minor adjustments in staffing levels.

Board of Education - Financial and Staffing Newsletter

Superintendent - Financial and Staffing Newsletter

Strategic Plan for Teaching and Learning
Dr. Hammack

Dr. HammackFor the 2013-2014 school year, the Byron CUSD No. 226 has established and implemented a committee of approximately 40 individuals including community members, Board members, teachers, and administrators to lead the development of a multi-year strategic plan for the improvement of student learning and achievement.

The members of the strategic plan committee have dedicated themselves to an intensive process of review, discussion, and decision-making regarding four major areas that are highly impactful of student learning. Those areas are as follows:

  1. Leadership of Values and Expectations that will Advance Student Learning
  2. Use of Time for Advancing Student Learning
  3. Development and Implementation of the Highest - Quality Curriculum, Support Service, and Assessment Practices to Advance Student Learning
  4. Use of Research-Based Delivery of Instruction Practices to Advance Student Learning

On behalf of the Board of Education members, I want to thank all the members of the District Strategic Plan Committee for Teaching and Learning regarding their supreme and significant commitment to this process. I also want to recognize and thank the teachers, support staff members, and administrators of the Byron CUSD No. 226 for their daily efforts with students as they provide and equip the children of the Byron community with the knowledge and skills needed for post-secondary education and the job market.

Meeting Dates:
February 10, 2014March 17, 2014April 14, 2014May 5, 2014
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM in the Board of Education Meeting Room