District News

  • If you would like to access a specific school website within the Hillsboro Community School District No. 3 please click "OUR SCHOOLS" at the top of this screen and select the entity of your choice. There are many pictures, student spotlights, staff pages, general information and more on each page. 

    General Announcements 

    The Great American Solar Eclipse


    On August 21, our area will experience "The Great American Solar Eclipse."  The Hillsboro Community School District is excited about this opportunity for students to experience this once-in-a-lifetime event.  All K-12 students will be participating in age-appropriate learning activities about the eclipse and all will have the opportunity to go outside and view the eclipse. Each student viewing the eclipse will be given eclipse-safe viewing glasses and will be provided with safety instructions about the importance of only viewing the eclipse through these glasses. All students will be carefully supervised during the viewing to ensure safety procedures are followed.

    Parents/guardians that do not want their students to participate in the viewing can opt-out by returning a form that will be sent home with students or by calling your school's principal.


    Safe Eclipse Viewing Glasses for Students


    There has been a lot in the news about there being unsafe eclipse viewing glasses on the market.  Our students will be using glasses manufactured by American Paper Optics.  American Paper Optics is one of the manufacturers whose glasses have been verified as safe for eclipse viewing by NASA and the American Astrological Society.


    Eclipse Viewing Glasses


    Strategic Plan

    The Hillsboro CUSD3 has undertaken a strategic planning initiative to help chart a course for the future of the district.  This strategic plan will help us focus and prioritize improvement efforts and help ensure that we are all working together in a cohesive manner. The strategic plan will also serve as a tool to communicate our goals to all stakeholders. This plan is the result of a six month process that began in January when the District invited 14 stakeholder groups to participate in focus group sessions to provide valuable insight and information regarding the future expectations and challenges of the school district. Click on the link below to view the strategic plan. 

    Food Allergy Management Program 
    While it is not possible for the District to completely eliminate the risks of exposure to allergens when students come to school, a cooperative effort among students' families, staff members, and students helps the District reduce these risks and provide accommodations and proper treatment for allergic reactions. 

    Paying Online School Fees 

    Hillsboro CUSD #3 offers a more convenient way to pay all school fees including athletics, food service, registration, activities, etc.) ).  You can choose to pay online or at the school offices with a credit/debit card, cash, or checks.  

    To pay online:  
    • Visit the secure Web Store:  hillsboroschools.revtrak.net
    • Refer to the Online Payment Guide.
    • Pay with credit or debit card
    • Check your e-mail for order confirmation.  

    Food Service 

    District policy states that the Food Service department will provide an alternate lunch consisting of a cheese sandwich, fruit or vegetable, and milk for any student whose Food Service account balance is negative by $25 or more.  If you would like to set up a plan to pay off the balance owed, please contact Kyle Hacke at 217-532-2942 or email at khacke@hillsboroschools.net.

    World Book Online 

    Reunion Information and Alumni Directory--Please register if you are a Hillsboro High School graduate.  To get started click here.   

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