CHRISTMAS BREAK ANNOUNCED FOR SOME AREA SCHOOLS
Laura Benhoff, Principal for the New Approach, Aspire Alternative High School, FOCUS & TriStar Safe Schools Programs, has announced the dates for Christmas break for these schools. There will be no school at these centers on Monday, December 24th - Friday, January 4, 2008. School will resume on Monday, January 7, 2008.
If you have any questions, call Laura Benhoff, at 618-283-9311 or 217-342-2865.
SHERIFF’S NOVEMBER & ANNUAL REPORTS
For the month of November 2007, the Bond County Sheriff’s department received $2,212.50 in fees. The total amount paid to the Bond County Treasurer for this month was $7,724.99.
According to the Sheriff’s Annual Report from December 1, 2006 through November 30, 2007, the office received $29,492.38 in fees. The total annual amount paid to the Bond County Treasurer was $104,366.34.
SAFETY TIPS FOR CHILDREN IN CHAT ROOMS
During the holiday vacation, children have much more free time and many will spend a lot more time on-line. Parents should be aware of who their kids are chatting with and beware of online predators. Children should follow the following safety tips for social networking and chat room sites.
- Never give out personal information, plan to meet with someone you met online, or send pictures of yourself without a parent’s permission.
- Set your social network profile to private to avoid unwelcome members.
- Pick usernames that do not include personal information.
- And don’t do or say anything online you wouldn’t do or say offline.