Scales Mound School District Receives a State Maintenance Grant
The Scales Mound School District recently received some good news. The good news is the District was awarded a $50,000 matching grant from the State Board of Education. The grant funds will be used to replace the ventilator in the old gym. The ventilator replacement is a mandated Health Life Safety project that the District has been contemplating for some time. Superintendent, Steve Bianchetta, reported that the work would likely be done during the summer of 2015. This will allow the District to apply for additional grants to replace the gym roof after the ventilator is installed. The ventilator and roof project are tied together because the roof will be significantly disturbed when the ventilation system is installed. The old gym roof is also nearing its natural life span. Bianchetta advised the Board of Education that there might be two more cycles for State maintenance grants for which the Scales Mound School District could apply for roof replacement. The first grant period will be this February. The second cycle could be next fall.
Thank you to the Knight of Columbus Council No. 10212 for the winter coats donation from the "Coats for Kids" program. Coats for Kids is a worldwide program to help children who do not have warm winter coats.
Scales Mound School District
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Scales Mound CUSD #211 is a Pre K-12 grade public school district 70 square miles in area, all of which is located in northern Jo Daviess County.
The District is positioned approximately 25 miles east of Dubuque, Iowa and 80 miles southwest of Madison, Wisconsin. The areas making up the School District include the village of Scales Mound, Apple Canyon Lake and the Galena Territory.
Our enrollment is less than 300 students with an elementary class size average of less than 15 students per section and a pupil to teacher ratio of approximately 13 to 1. The District offers a rich curriculum and a number of co-curricular opportunities. Scales Mound students have traditionally scored well on the Illinois Standards Achievement Test and the Iowa Test of Basic Skills.