Saunemin Community Consolidated School District #438 is the proud home of 15 full time educators. The District is also fortunate to be surrounded by a number of ancillary staff who help provide a dynamic learning environment in rural Livingston County.
According to the 2016 - 2017 Illinois Report Card, 50% of classroom teachers have master's degrees or higher. Saunemin Elementary School has the unique opportunity to offer a 10:1 pupil/teacher ratio. Small class sizes through the District allow staff member to provide a collaborative, engaging, and rigorous instruction that meets the varying needs of the students in the classroom. Additionally, RtI interventionists have the capabilities to provide additional support in Reading and Math through a variety of digital and print resources.
A remarkable 100% of staff members miss less than 10 days per school year. This staggering figure hails in comparison to the state average of 75.3%.
At the beginning of the 2017 - 2018 school year, Dr. Christopher J. Maier, Ed.D. assumed the role of Superintendent of Schools after the retirement of Mrs. Julie Schmitt. Mrs. Schmitt served as Superitendent of Schools for the previous fifteen years, until her retirement on June 30, 2017. During their regular business meeting in March of 2018, the Saunemin Community Consolidated School District #438 added the postion of Dean of Students / Athletic Director. In April 2018, long-time teacher, athletic director, and coach, Mr. Mike Stoecklin, accepted the position of Dean of Students / Athletic Director.
Saunemin Community Consolidated School District #438 is a member District of the Livingston County Special Services Unit (LCSSU), located in Pontiac, IL. With the help of LCSSU, Saunemin Elementary School is able to provide elgible students with a number of related services including speech language therapy, social work services, occupational therapy, physical therapy, brailist, audiology, orientation and mobility, school health services, and psychological services. Saunemin Elementary also partners with LCSSU and other member districts to provide early childhood services, which includes Preschool for All screenings, early childhood services, and early intervention services.