Patoka schools receive ISBE warning letter after not mandating masks

Patoka schools receive ISBE warning letter after not mandating masks

PATOKA, IL — The Patoka School administration received a letter last week from the Illinois State Board of Education warning it was starting the process to place the district on probation for not its decision to stop enforcing masking, distance, and other requirements  as required by the Governor’s mandate.

The district will have 60 days to submit a compliance plan after first meeting with ISBE to review the school board’s action on the mandate.

If the district’s plan does not meet the state requirements, the school could lose its recognition, which would make graduation diplomas unaccredited, students ineligible for certain state scholarships, the school ineligible to participate in sports and the district could even lose state and federal funding.

In June, the school board voted 4-3 to eliminate all COVID-19 mitigations. Patoka students return to school Wednesday without a mandate for masks in the school or on buses, without social distancing requirements or other COVID precautions.

Concert Calendar

Santana and Earth, Wind & Fire @ Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre

Santana and Earth, Wind & Fire @ Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre

July 1, 2022 @ 7:00 pm https://www.ticketmaster.com/event/0600584EA5DB9CBA From Team Santana: The Santana and Earth, Wind & Fire “Miraculous Supernatural Tour” will now start in June of 2022. Your tickets will be honored for the rescheduled shows. Refunds are available at the original point of purchase for 30 days. We truly can’t wait to see you…

Motley Crue & Def Leppard @ Busch Stadium

Motley Crue & Def Leppard @ Busch Stadium

RESCHEDULED  JULY 5, 2022 @ 4:00 PM Motley Crüe and Def Leppard have announced that they are rescheduling their 2021 stadium tour to 2022. The new date for STL will be July 5, 2022 All tickets will be honored for the new date. Click HERE for more ticket info

El Monstero & Living Colour

El Monstero & Living Colour

El Monstero & Living Colour at Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre on Saturday, July 9th ON SALE • NOWSPECIAL • Lawn and Select Reserved tickets just $19.95 + fees first week of sales Click HERE to purchase tickets

Local Weather