What's Happening

Notice of Proposed Property Tax Increase
A Public Hearing to approve a proposed property tax levy increase for River Trails Elementary School District 26, Cook County, Mount Prospect, Illinois, for 2014 will be held on Tuesday, December 9, 2014, at 7:00 P.M. at River Trails Middle School, 1000 N. Wolf Road, Mount Prospect, Illinois 60056.
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School Funding Reform Act SB16
Last July, the Illinois Senate Education Funding Advisory Committee was tasked with recommending ways to improve public education funding in Illinois, which has remained unchanged since 1997. The result of the task force was the creation of Senate Bill 16 (SB16). If enacted into law, SB16 will make sweeping changes in how the state funds education. SB16 does not increase the level of education funding, but changes the way in which limited state funding is apportioned among school districts. All state funding, with few exceptions would be combined under one funding formula. The solution is not to take from some to give to others, but rather for the State to fully fund education, rather than ranking 50th in the nation in education funding (US Department of Education).
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Erin’s Law Information
On January 24, 2013, Governor Pat Quinn signed a new law extending sexual abuse education in Illinois schools. The Illinois law went into effect immediately and schools are required to implement Erin’s Law during the 2014-2015 school year. Erin’s Law requires all schools to provide child sexual prevention education for all students, K-12, yearly. The law also requires educators to take part in training classes that cover sexual abuse and how to recognize warning signs.
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Superintendent's Message

Dr. DelliDear Community Members:

The holiday season brings us traditions and rituals that bring people together. One of the most pervasive rituals that bring people together during this time of year is the act of gift-giving. In addition to the gifts that might be found under a tree or next to a menorah, are important gifts of inspiration, motivation, and confidence that we provide children in school and at home as they learn and grow.

The River Trails School District community provides these gifts to each child every day by staying true to our core mission, 

“Together, family, staff and community inspire our diverse student population to develop the knowledge, skills and character necessary to excel in an ever-changing world, while providing a safe and nurturing environment.”

To this end, let us remember that not all gifts are wrapped and that the power of words in helping young people feel both successful and special is one of the best gifts we can give.

Thank you for your support of the River Trails School District. Continue to stay involved in the education of this community’s youth and know that your school district staff and leadership team continues to deliver high quality education services to children. 

Please enjoy all that the holiday season has to offer with your friends and family.


Dane A, Delli, PhD