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Dr. Lamon

Office of the Superintendent

January 2024

Starting Something New

As we close out 2023 and welcome the promise of a brand new year, I find myself looking forward with optimism to all that awaits us in 2024. You have demonstrated both resilience and determination in the face of challenges so far. Together, we've navigated major weather events, several upgrades to district operational systems, and the daily changes that life brings.

While it's impossible to know what we'll encounter in 2024, I am certain that our dedicated educators have helped each Titan build a foundation that will pave the way for ongoing success over the next five months. As we move towards the end of the school year, let's remain focused, reflect on the lessons we've learned, and lean into the new relationships we've formed.


To our parents and guardians: your continued partnership and support is making a difference in the lives of our students. Your involvement matters! Please know that we are here to support you and to address concerns that arise. As you know, this is my second year as your superintendent. I encourage everyone to come visit a board meeting to see how important and sometimes difficult decisions are made across BCSD5. While these are open meetings with time for public comment, it is often not the best first place to bring a problem or an issue. You can always call or email your student's building administrators or anyone in the District Office as a good first step.

As you think about those ever-popular New Year's Resolutions, I'd like to share my own. In 2024, I hope to continue to address our facilities needs, focus on providing an inclusive and equitable environment for our students, and continue to work on the Strategic Plan projects. Setting personal, professional, or academic goals will help us all aim for excellence. 2024 is starting, and the calendar represents 365 days of possibilities. Every Titan has the opportunity to dream about the possibilities the future holds. It doesn't have to just be about effort and achievement--simply take a moment to dream about who you want to become in 2024.


Let's step into the new year not only with a sense of hope and excitement but with a renewed commitment to supporting one another. I'm looking forward to handing out diplomas to our graduating seniors in May and to seeing a successful completion to another great school year for all students. Between now and then, I know I'll have the joy of hearing countless stories of resilience, growth, and completion from students, teachers, and staff in all six of our schools.


Whether your 2023 was a year marked by joy, grief, achievement, renewal, or pain, know that you are not alone. Best wishes for a meaningful start to 2024!

Dr. Becca Lamon


Address: 201 W. Mulberry, Chatham, IL 62629

P: 217-483-2416| F: 217-483-2940 | E:

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