Vermilion schools Superintendent explains proposed levy to city council

By Melanie Williamson During the Monday, October 1, city council meeting, Council president Steve Herron invited Vermilion Local Schools District Superintendent Phil Pempin up to address the board regarding the proposed safety and security levy that will be on the November ballot. Pempin stated that the proposed levy will mean approximately $2 per month perContinue reading “Vermilion schools Superintendent explains proposed levy to city council”

School Zone

 By Superintendent Philip Pempin       You may have heard news reports about the educational achievements of U.S. students compared with students in other countries.  Many times these reports paint a grim picture of a public education system that is falling far behind student achievement in other nations.  I was interested to read a recent report commissionedContinue reading “School Zone”


By Superintendent Philip Pempin and Treasurer Suzanne Wilson By now everyone is aware of the loss of teacher Matt Kobal last week.   As a school community we are still grieving the loss of Melanie Stainbrook, and this additional loss has been overwhelming for our staff and students.  Through it all, we have been proud ofContinue reading “SCHOOL ZONE”