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Tri-City CUSD #1

"Education: Now and For the Future" is the mission statement of the rural Tri-City Schools which proudly became the first unified school district in Illinois formed in 1938. Tri-City Schools, conveniently located off I-72 and 10-12 minutes from Springfield, serve a beautiful 97 square mile area with a low tax rate. Primary towns include Buffalo, Dawson, and Mechanicsburg. The school and campus are located at Buffalo and house grades Pre-K - 12 in one large facility, making it convenient for parents and schools to communicate, coordinate, and educate young people together. Pre-K - 12 student enrollment is stable at 700 allowing small classes with individual recognition and attention to foster self-esteem and enhance learning. A state-approved technology plan and use of computers are in place to provide preparation in the use of technology. A range of curriculums is offered at the middle school and high school levels. Several extracurricular activities are available for students as well. A highly professional staff commits daily to the mission statement and the empowerment of young people toward a successful future.

Tri-City Public Library District

The Tri-City Public Library District selects, acquires, organizes and provides access to books, magazines, cds, dvds and other materials of interest and/or permanent value. These items provide for the educational, informational, cultural and recreational needs of the surrounding areas users. The Library also promotes the importance and appreciation of reading and community involvement from childhood through adult programs.