Welcome

At Decatur Public Schools, we have made it our mission to educate all students for lifelong success. Our vision is that all students will become responsible, caring and productive citizens of society in a setting where: students, parents, staff, and community members share responsibility; district leadership motivates people, policies, and decisions; and all resources are used effectively and efficiently. Thank you for visiting our website!


 

District Headlines

  • DPS Superintendent Search

    The Board of Education is seeking your input on the desired characteristics & skills that you would like to see in the next superintendent.

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  • PreK Classes starting January 2017

    Pershing Early Learning Center has openings in PreK classes starting in January 2017. Call today to enroll your four year old eager to start school!

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  • 5Essentials School Survey

    Students, teachers and parents have a voice in improving our schools. Now through January 16, 2017 take a 20-30 min survey to help identify strengths and weaknesses in our school learning environment.

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  • School Board Candidate Petition & Filing

    Anyone interested in running for Decatur's Board of Education can find out information here.

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  • District Calendar

    Click here to view the 2016-2017 school calendar. If you have any questions regarding the calendar please contact your child's school.

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  • Virtual Backpack

    Find out all that our community has to offer by visiting the DPS Virtual Backpack. In an effort to "go green" and cut down on paper in the Friday Folders, we are providing all of our community resources online. We will update information as our community partners provide it to us.

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  • DPS Hall of Fame

    Visit our Hall of Fame page to nominate a Decatur Public School alumni, faculty, staff, volunteers & community member who has distinguished themselves in athletic endeavors at DPS.

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  • Decatur FACES

    Facility Advisory Committee for Exceptional Schools Meeting Documents and Presentations

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  • Millikin - DPS61 Girls Basketball Camp

    Camp Video

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  • DPS Talks

    Decatur Public Schools is now doing its own version of TED Talks. This is a great opportunity to get an inside look at DPS. The interviews are educational and there is always a fun blooper section at the end!

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Announcements

  • DPS EMPLOYEES OPEN ENROLLMENT

    11/15/2016 - 12/15/2016

    Changes/Additions effective 1/1/2017

    Questions? Contact Kim Hulva at 217.362.3036 or khulva@dps61.org

     

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  • BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETINGS:
    @Keil Administration Bldg 6:30pm Board Room
        **Tues December, 13th
        Tues January, 10th
        Tues January, 24th
         Only one meeting in Nov & Dec 
    **Public hearing for specific school calendar holidays (2017-18) and school improvement dates (2017-2022)
     
     
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  • HALF DAY DATES:
        WED. Feb. 8th
        WED. Feb. 22nd
    NO dates in Dec & Jan
     
     
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  • 5Essentials Survey
     Open now through
     January 16, 2017
     
    CLICK HERE to take the survey.
     
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