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Thanks for your interest in Unit #40. Please let us know if you have any questions. The best way to stay current is to download a copy of our app.  It can be personalized to meet your family's educational needs.  Directions for download can be found in the right hand margin of this page.  Also, check out our News area below for current information from the district office. 
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Superintendent Search

 Header for Superintendent Search letter  July 22, 2021

Dear District Staff and Community Members:

The Effingham Unit 40 Board of Education has begun the search process for hiring a new superintendent who will begin duties on July 1, 2022, upon the retirement of Superintendent Mark Doan.

The Board has selected EDUCATIONAL LEADERSHIP SOLUTIONS, an educational search firm, to assist us in the superintendent search. The first step in this process is to create a New Superintendent Profile, using information gathered from an on-line survey. The New Superintendent Profile will guide us in the selection process.

We hope to receive your input for this task. We would appreciate if you would take about ten minutes to fill out the following survey: https://bit.ly/Effingham40SuptSearchSurvey
As we move forward, our most important consideration is securing the strongest candidate pool and ultimately the best person to lead our District.

The Board of Education looks forward to your support and assistance with this very important undertaking. Please feel free to contact the consultants assisting us if you have any questions or comments regarding the search: Dr. Richard Voltz at rvoltz@mac.com and/or Dr. Carrie Hruby at chruby@edls.info.

We look forward to your input as we search for a new superintendent to lead Effingham CUSD 40.


The Effingham CUSD 40 Board of Education

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2021-2022 Plan for Safe Return

Thank you to all that responded to our survey for feedback on the district's 2021-22 Plan for Safe Return to In-person Instruction and Continuity of Services. While the survey window has closed, you can still access the draft of the plan, by clicking here.
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2021-22 Registration and Student Supply List

To access the Supply List please click here. Additional information regarding registration can be found on the Registration page.

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What's New?


Our Story

Welcome to Effingham Unit #40.  We are excited to share the story of our students' journey towards academic excellence.  Every day, a team of dedicated teachers, administrators and support staff collaborate with one another in an effort to prepare our students for the global stage. 

District Dashboard  

For your convenience, we put together a District Dashboard that provides our stakeholders with the ability to view how the district uses its resources to ensure student growth is occurring.  [This site is best viewed in Chrome.]

The dashboard provides users with a unique view of how the district's learning environment and financial resources are used to ensure student success. 

Additional information, including the school report card, is available on the district's academic performance page.

In closing, we want to thank the community for its ongoing support and providing us with the ability to create an environment "where the search for excellence" occurs in classrooms across the district on a daily basis. 

Tech Services Dept

Please go to the Tech Service Department page for information regarding our Help Desk and the Unit #40 One to One Device Initiative.

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