Gifford Grade School 


406 S. Main St.
P.O. Box 70
Gifford, IL  61847

Phone:  217-568-7733
Fax :  217-568-7228







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Please Read and review over the handbook with your Gifford Grade School students acknowledging that you understand the rules and expectations. Sign and return the acknowledment page by September 4, 2015. _________________________________________________________________________

Announcement of Gifford CCSD #188 Board Vacancy

The Gifford School District is currently accepting applications to fill the vacancy resulting from the resignation of Jill Duden.  The individual will serve on the School Board from the date of appointment (September 21, 2015 is the anticipated date) to April of 2017, to complete the term.  Applicants for the Board must meet the election qualifications that are listed on the following page.

Applicants should show familiarity with the Gifford Board’s policies regarding general duties and responsibilities of a Board and of a Board member. This includes, but is not limited to, fiduciary responsibilities, conflict of interest, ethics, and gift limits.  The Gifford Board policies on these items are available by contacting the unit office located at 406 South Main Street, Gifford, Illinois or by phone at 217-568-7733.

To apply, interested candidates must send a letter of interest along with their contact information to the person and address below:

            Michael Schluter, Gifford CCSD #188 School Board President
            PO Box 70
            Gifford, IL 61847

The application deadline will be September 15, 2015.  After all applications are reviewed, applicants will be notified of their status by School Board President, Michael Schluter. The selected candidate will be appointed and sworn in on September 21, 2015.

Our vision is to create a student–focused school system that is recognized for the quality of its curriculum, caliber of its staff and the excellence of its graduates.

The school district we envision creates enthusiasm for learning and teaching; nurtures pride in student accomplishments; prepares students for the future; involves students, parents and community members meaningfully in the learning process; and is fiscally responsible.

It is the mission of the Gifford School District to develop students to their fullest potential and prepare them for the future.



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Important Dates:

9/7   No School Labor Day

9/17 Open House at 6:30pm

9/18  Progress Reports Online

9/19 School Improvement/Early Dismissal at 11:45am

10/9  No School Teachers Institute

10/12 No School Columbus Day

10/23 End of 1st Quarter

10/29 Early Dismissal at 2:10pm for Parent/ Teacher Conferences

10/30 No School Parent/ Teacher Conferences

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 Gifford Grade School  * 406 S. Main St. * P.O. Box 70 * Gifford, IL 61847

Phone:  217-568-7733 Fax: 217-568-7228