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Derek Hutchins, Superintendent

Superintendent's Message

Welcome to the Crab Orchard CUSD #3 web pages.  There is much information about our school district and what we offer included in these pages.  You are invited to browse our web pages and to provide feedback to us with your comments and ideas on ways to improve our efforts at electronic communication. If you don’t see what you’re looking for or have unanswered questions, please give us a call at the Unit Office (982-2181 ext. 1222) or email me at derek.hutchins@cocusd3.com.  I look forward to and welcome your comments.  I can also be followed on Twitter @crabsupt1 .

Here at Crab Orchard, we place a strong emphasis on best practices and data-driven decision-making. Through prudent and sound fiscal management, the Board of Education has provided the necessary resources to support a strong educational system.  One example is our transition to a 1:1 program in grades 5-12 for the 2016-2017 school year.  Another example is the addition of myON, a transformative reading program designed to increase students interest in reading while monitioring growth.  In addition, 4 new classrooms were added to the elementary building to accomodate our ever growing enrollment.   

I look forward to a great school year and hope that you and your family feel at home here at Crab Orchard.  







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