Staunton Star - Times - Published in the Interest of the Staunton Community for Over 143 Years

Sorento School might close


January 12, 2022

The Sorento community, about 500 in population, will find out Wednesday, Jan. 12, if their elementary school will be closed by the Bond County Unit 2 Board of Education.

Sorento Elementary is a Na- tional Blue Ribbon School, an honor bestowed on only 15-20 schools a year in Illinois. The citizens of Sorento are fighting to hold onto their school that performs at or above state aver- ages academically.

The public first found out on Dec. 5 that there was a proposal to close the school and was promised transparency during the process leading to a decision. Residents claim that has not happened...

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