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BYRON HIGH SCHOOL RENAMES BASEBALL FIELD IN HONOR OF LARRY SPAULDING, FORMER ASSISTANT BASEBALL COACH

BYRON, IL – On Thursday, May 2, 2019, at 4:30 p.m. a special dedication ceremony was held for long-time Byron educator and coach, Mr. Larry Spaulding.  The ceremony was recognizing Coach Spaulding’s commitment to Byron Baseball and the Byron community.

Born on July 29, 1943, Larry Spaulding taught and coached in the Byron School District from 1966 to 1999.
He coached basketball and track, but baseball was his passion. Larry worked with the Byron Tigers Baseball
team for over 25 years. Coach Spaulding was always willing to help kids “get better,” one of his favorite sayings.
Ultimately, coach Spaulding donated thousands of hours of time to this baseball field, which will forever bear his
name: Larry Spaulding Field. Survived by his three sons, Reed, Randy, and Curt, and their families, Coach
Spaulding passed away on December 28, 2017.

Byron Baseball Head Coach, Dale Hartman, explained, “Coach Spaulding gave so much of his time, effort, heart,
and soul to the Byron Baseball program. This honor is richly deserved. I know if Coach Spaulding were here, he
would be very humbled and very proud.” 
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Grounds Maintenance Notice!

Please be aware that weed control and fertilization of the lawns at all District 226 schools will take place on Saturday, May 4, 2019 through Sunday, May 5, 2019 weather permitting.
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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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