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Heidi Gonzalez and Coach John Konecki

"As a candidate of the Real Men Wear Pink campaign I am most excited to show all the women and the student athletes in my life that we are in the fight against breast cancer together."

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01. Transportation

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1. Is my child eligible for bus service?
2. Is there a fee for transportation services?
3. When will I find out the bus route and the stop?
4. What time does the bus pick up?
5. What is the Five Mile Policy?
6. Why does the district feel the need to adopt a Five Mile Policy?
7. Under the Five Mile Policy my child will not be eligible to be transported to their provider. This is very inconvenient for me. What can I do?
8. Does the Crete-Monee School District provide before and afterschool transportation?
9. A family member takes care of my children when I am working. Can my children be picked up and dropped off at their home on a daily basis?
10. Is it possible for my child to be picked up one location in the morning and dropped off at another in the afternoon?
11. I have been told in the past that my students would be ineligible for transportation if we live less than one and one-half miles from school, but what about daycare travel?
12. Is there an available listing of before and aftercare providers?
13. Who can I contact if I have questions or concerns?

02. Special Education/Special Needs

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1. What do I need to provide District 201-U if my student currently receives special education services?
2. Who do I contact if my child requires special education/special needs services?

03. Coretta Scott King Magnet

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1. How many students have been accepted?
2. Will there be a bus picked-up at the First Baptist Church?
3. Will there be additional costs at registration based on being at the Magnet School?
4. How many students per class?
5. Will lunch and recess be together no matter the grade?
6. Is there any chance of Half Day Kindergarten in the near future?
7. Will the students have the same school calendar as the other schools?
8. Is there bus service?
9. What if I live less than 1.5 miles from the school?
10. Is there before and after school care?
11. Are there buses to bring students from after school care home?
12. Is there hot lunch?
13. What is a typical day like?
14. Is there a social-emotional component of the curriculum?
15. Is there proper security in the building?
16. Will there be resources and teachers available to work with students who may be struggling academically?
17. What makes this school different from the other schools in the district?
18. Will children be asked to leave based on behavior?

04. e~Funds for Schools

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1. How does e~Funds for Schools work?
2. Is my account information safe?
3. Do I have payment options?
4. Is the e~Funds website secure?
5. What are the benefits of using e~Funds for Schools?
6. Can I check my account information online?
7. Is e~Funds available for all schools?
8. Does the District plan to provide the service to all schools in the district?
9. Who do I contact at the District if there are issues with my e~Funds account?
10. How do I get started?

05. Frequently Asked Questions about 403(b)

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1. What is a 403(b) tax deferred retirement plan?
2. Why is tax deferral such a good deal?
3. What happens if I withdraw some of the money while I am still working?
4. What happens to the money in my 403(b) if I change jobs?
5. How much can I contribute to the 403(b) plans?
6. How do I get started with a 403(b) Retirement Plan?

06. V-Soft Visitor Tracking System

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1. What is the V-Soft system?
2. How does it work?
3. What schools use V-Soft?
4. Why is Crete-Monee School District using this system?
5. What information is taken from driver's licenses?
6. Do registered sexual offenders have a right to enter schools?
7. Should Crete-Monee School District scan every visitor into the system?
8. Does Crete-Monee School District have the right to require visitors, even parents, to produce identification before entering the campus?
9. What if the person refuses to show identification?

07. Homeless Services

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1. Who is homeless?
2. Where can homeless children and youth attend school?
3. Can students experiencing homelessness be denied enrollment for lacking paperwork that is normally required for enrollment?

08. Vendor FAQs

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1. What is a bid specification?
2. How can I find out about upcoming projects? Which ones should I bid on?
3. How do I bid on a CM201U contract?
4. What if I have a question while I am filling out my specification documents?
5. Does a supplier need to be pre-qualified to bid?
6. Pre-qualification of suppliers – how is it done, and how often?

09. FAQ About Property Taxes

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1. What is market value?
2. How is the market value for my property determined?
3. How can I tell if my assessor has placed a fair value on my property?
4. What is an Assessment?
5. What can I do if I don’t agree with my assessment?
6. Shouldn’t my assessment have gone down based on the declining real estate market?
7. What if I think my tax bill is too high?
8. How does my assessment affect my tax rate?
9. What are taxing districts?
10. My assessed value has decreased, so why have my taxes increased?
11. Do foreclosures in my neighborhood affect my property taxes?
12. Why are taxes so high in my community and I hear in other communities taxes are very low?
13. Is there any tax relief available for homeowners?

10. Residency

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1. Who may attend school on a tuition-free basis?
2. Why has National Investigations been hired to assist the District in the residency verification process?
3. Is it against the law to enroll a pupil who is not a resident of the District to attend the District’s school on a tuition-free basis?
4. What are the consequences for enrolling a non-resident in the schools?
5. Has CM201-U ever used an outside company to investigate residency? If so, what was the cost?
6. How are families able to enroll non-resident students?
7. What steps will be taken to deter the enrollment of non-resident students?
8. What type of savings, if any, do these investigations yield for the district?
9. How are families notified?

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