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Winnebago District 323

Mission StatementWinnebago CUSD #323 is located in the Village of Winnebago and services students from five rural communities. Students and families from Burritt, Rockford, and Winnebago Township as well as from the Villages of Winnebago and Seward are part of our education family.

Winnebago CUSD #323 is a PreK-12 grade district that provides comprehensive, strong core academic programs. The district is comprised of one high school, one middle school, and two elementary schools.

Our mascot, the Winnebago Indian, is a copyrighted mascot that was researched and drawn by local artist Tom Heflin.

Registering to Vote
In cooperation with Winnebago County Clerk, residents of District #323 will now be able to register to vote at the District Office or in the office of any of the District’s schools. If you are new to the District or if you have moved since you last registered to vote, you can register at the school nearest you.

Latest Negotiations Update

Attached is the latest negotiations update from the Winnebago School Board.

The Board, District Administration and the Winnebago Education Association (WEA) have worked diligently since April 2017 to reach an agreement on a contract that will allow our schools to continue providing the best education possible for all of our children.

Important Dates 2018-19 School Year

July 25 - WHS/WMS Sports Physicals

August 6 - First Day of WHS Football and Golf - Practice times TBD

August 8 - First Day of  WHS CC, Soccer and Volleyball Practice/Try Out Times TBD

August 16 - Kid's Club Registration at Dorothy Simon from 12 - 6 p.m. 

August 17 - Elementary Class List posted at Dorothy Simon and Jean McNair

Elementary Class List posted on August 17

Elementary class lists will be posted on Wednesday, August 17 on Dorothy Simon and Jean McNair doors.  

Board Proposal with Supporting Rationale

The Board, District Administration and the Winnebago Education Association (WEA) have worked diligently since April 2017 to reach an agreement on a contract that will allow our schools to continue providing the best education possible for all of our children.

Phone System Maintenance Has Completed

Thank you for your patience, our phone system maintenance has completed, and phone services have been restored.

We may need to have some other temporary outages while construction is happening on campus, but we will continue to update you via our Facebook page and our homepage with any future outages. 

2018-2019 School Attendance Calendar

School Attendance Calendar for 2018-2019 school year.

Jean McNair Fifth Grade Students Named Presidential Award Winners

As the 2017-2018 school year comes to a close, Jean McNair Elementary School announces that 11 fifth grade students have been awarded the Presidential Excellence Award, while 21 fifth grade students have been awarded the Presidential Achievement Award.

Contract Negotiations

The Board, District Administration and the Winnebago Education Association (WEA) have worked diligently since April, 2017 to reach an agreement on a contract that will allow our schools to continue providing the best education possible for all of our children. The current collective bargaining agreement expired in August, 2017, and everyone continues to work hard to get a new agreement in place. Teachers continue to receive compensation, benefits and protections under the contract that expired in August, 2017.  

The parties jointly agreed to participate in federal mediation in January, 2018. Through mediation, the parties have reached tentative agreements on a multitude of issues. However, the parties have not reached an agreement on the important economic items of salary and retirement.

In April 2018, the Winnebago Education Association (WEA) initiated the public posting process, pursuant to Section 1130.35(c) of the Illinois Educational Labor Relations Board (IELRB).  The public proposals may be viewed on the State of Illinois Educational Relations Labor Board web site

WEA Proposal

The proposal from the Winnebago Education Association (WEA) can be found here.

304 East McNair Road
Winnebago IL 61088

Phone: 815.335.2456
Fax: 815.335.7574
Office Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Winnebago Schools District Office

304 East McNair Road
Winnebago, IL 61088


Phone: 815.335.2456
Fax: 815.335.7574


Office Hours
Mon - Fri: 7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.


Superintendent: Dr. John Schwuchow

District