October 2023 – All Collinsville community members are invited to help guide future improvements in Collinsville Community Unit School District #10 by touring local schools and providing feedback on facilities challenges facing the district.
The school tours are hosted by KAHOKS CONNECT, a team of parents, community members and school staff dedicated to working with local residents to plan for the future of Collinsville CUSD 10 facilities.
KAHOKS CONNECT seeks input on current challenges Collinsville CUSD 10 faces regarding facility maintenance and repair, the safety and security of students, and whether current facilities adequately accommodate students’ academic and co-curricular needs. KAHOKS CONNECT was formed at the request of the CUSD 10 Board of Education to assist in development and implementation of a facility plan.
“The district’s long range plan identified $35 million worth of needed renovations,” said CUSD 10 Board President Gary Peccola, “The board feels it is very important to inform our community members of these needs and get their input on how we can best improve our schools. We determined the approach would be a facilitating team to help get the word out.”
“KAHOKS CONNECT is composed of members of the community who have different backgrounds, experiences and insights which will help ensure that we reach as many of our district households as possible,” added Peccola.
Maryville resident Dale Myers serves as the KAHOKS CONNECT process chairman. He is responsible for facilitating team meetings and overseeing subcommittees to ensure the work requested by the board of education is thoughtfully and thoroughly completed.
“It’s important to involve and receive input from all of the communities that make up the Collinsville Unit 10 District’s upcoming school tours,” Myers said, “We applaud the board of education, district administration and staff for providing for a community-led, transparent process to put together a work plan to improve the safety and environment of the facilities our children and grandchildren use on a daily basis.”
Interested persons are invited to attend one of the following building tours:
Tuesday, Oct. 17 • 6 to 7:30 p.m.
Dorris Intermediate School – 1841 Vandalia St., Collinsville
Kreitner Elementary School – 9000 College St., Collinsville
Maryville Elementary School – 6900 W Main St., Maryville
Summit Elementary School – 408 Willoughby Ln., Collinsville
Wednesday, Oct. 18 • 6 to 7:30 p.m.
Collinsville High School – 2201 S Morrison Ave., Collinsville
Caseyville Elementary School – 433 S Second St., Caseyville
Webster Elementary School – 108 W Church St, Collinsville
Thursday, Oct. 19 • 6 to 7:30 p.m.
Collinsville Middle School – 9649 Collinsville Rd., Collinsville
Renfro Elementary School – 311 Camelot Dr., Collinsville
Twin Echo Elementary School – 1937 S. Morrison Ave., Collinsville
Jefferson Elementary School – 152 Boskydells Dr., Collinsville
Participants will see a presentation, tour the building and provide feedback on challenges the school district faces regarding facility maintenance and repair, the safety and security of students, and whether the buildings adequately accommodate students’ academic and co-curricular needs.
Community members can learn more and RSVP for a tour at KahoksConnect.com.
“Our district is fortunate to have unwavering support for our students, staff and school district,” said CUSD 10 Superintendent Dr. Mark B. Skertich, “The Kahoks Connect community-led facilitating team is a perfect example of that commitment to our schools. We are excited for families and community members to tour our facilities and provide insight and feedback. This information will be a major part of the group’s report to the board of education later this fall.”