Superintendent: Paul T. Deters
Email: pdeters@lexington.k12.il.us

Administrative AssistantPatti Thomas
Email: Pthomas@lexington.k12.il.us

Administrative Assistant: Teresa Vollmer
Email: tvollmer@lexington.k12.il.us

Jr. High/High School Secretary: Melissa Meints
Email: mmeints@lexington.k12.il.us

Junior High/Senior High Principal: Jennifer McCoy
Email: jmccoy@lexington.k12.il.us

Elementary Principal: Julie Strating
Email: jstrating@lexington.k12.il.us

Elementary Secretary: Abby Aupperle
Email: aaupperle@lexington.k12.il.us

Athletic Director/Dean of Students: Isaac Steidinger
Email: isteidinger@lexington.k12.il.us

About Our School

The Lexington School District is located in and around a small,rural community situated along Interstate 55 north of the twin cities of Bloomington and Normal. The city of Lexington has a population of approximately 2100 people. The school district is a unit district that encompasses 83 square miles around and including the city of Lexington. Most of the land use is agricultural with portions used for public or commercial business.

Approximately 520 students in grades PreK-12 are housed at one campus located in Lexington. 

Information on School Closing

(weather related or other emergencies)

The feel of cold air and the sight of snow flurries let us all know that winter is upon us.  Hopefully, we will have few if any school closings this year.  In case we do have to close school here are some things you should know.

Typically, school is closed due to falling snow, drifting and blowing snow or extremely cold temperatures.  These conditions make it dangerous for students be out on the roads whether on a bus or driving to school.

If cold temperatures are forecasted, we will consider air temperature in conjunction with wind chill and wind speed.  We will use available resources to determine how long students can be exposed to such conditions.  It is possible that we will have school with temperatures at or below zero so students should be dressed appropriately.  If necessary, we will open up the building to students earlier than usual to allow for early drop off in case parents choose not to have their child wait for a bus. 

The decision to cancel school will be made by observing current conditions, looking at the forecast for the entire day, talking to the road commissioners and consulting with other districts.  When the decision to cancel school or to have school is made, there may be disagreements with that decision.  However, student safety will be the top priority.

If school will be closed, a message will be sent to district families via School Messenger, which is the district's automated messaging system.  This message will come by phone and possibly email or text message.

If school has to be closed for the day, every effort will be made to have this information communicated no earlier than 5:00 a.m. and by 7:00 a.m. at the latest.

If school is canceled, no practices or other activities during the day will take place.  It is possible that weather can clear and allow evening activities to take place.  Please check the website for those details.


Lexington Community Unit School District #7
100 East Wall Street
Lexington, Illinois USA 61753
(309) 365-4141 Unit Office
(309) 365-2711 Junior High/High School Office
(309) 365-2741 Grade School Office

In the event of a power outage, the office's have been equipped with emergency cell phones. The following numbers will be available only during emergency situations. 
(309) 825-5042 Unit Office
(309) 825-4981 HS/JH Office
(309) 825-5028 Elem Office


Lexington Schools are located in Lexington, Illinois just off Interstate 55 about 15 miles northeast of Bloomington-Normal.

Take I-55 exit 178 and turn east onto PJ Keller Highway.
Turn South onto County Road 8 at the T intersection and follow it around the curve to intersection with Route 66.
Continue east onto Main Street to Pine Street (look for Community Center).
Turn north onto Pine Street and travel 3 blocks to Wall.
Turn east onto Wall Street and follow to front of the building at 100 E. Wall Street.

The District Office is located in the High School.

The Lexington Athletic Fields (football, baseball and softball) are located in Keller Park at 701 and 702 N. Elm St. in Lexington.

School Information

School Calendar 2021-2022

 Amended Budget FY21

 FY 2021 Budget

 Lexington Salary Report FY20-21

School District Report Cards

District Contracts

District Board Policy

LEA Contract 2020-2023

Wellness Policy 2021-2022

Disclosure of Federal Participation (Stevens Amendment)

Projects or programs funded in whole or in part with Federal grant money must credit the Federal government for the Federal government’s portion of the financial support.

This web page citation informs the public that the use of Federal dollars in Lexington CUSD 7 meets the Stevens Amendment requirement.Staff development opportunities, resource purchases, and personnel have been funded in whole or in part with Federal entitlement dollars.

FOIA Requests

Paul T. Deters, Supt.
100 E. Wall St.
Lexington, IL 61753

School Board

Jason Thomas, PresidentCompleted the Mandatory Illinois Board Member Training

22242 Clarksville Rd.

Lexington, IL  61753
Member Since 4/2013
Term Expires 4/2025

Chris Olson, Vice Pres.Completed the Mandatory Illinois Board Member Training

718 N. Orange St.
Lexington, IL  61753
Member Since 4/2013
Term Expires 4/2023

Andrea McBurney - Secretary 
Completed the Mandatory Illinois Board Member Training

206 E. North St.
Lexington, IL  61753
Member Since 4/2017
Term Expires 4/2025

Karin Atkins - Completed the Mandatory Illinois Board Member Training

25196 N. 2200 East Rd
Lexington, IL  61753
Member Since 5/2016
Term Expires 4/2023

Mike BeardCompleted the Mandatory Illinois Board Member Training

127 Delane
Lexington, IL 61753
Member Since 4/2015
Term Expires 4/2023

Andrew Killian - Completed the Mandatory Illinois Board Member Training

25201 N. 2350 East Rd
Lexington, IL 61753
Member Since 5/2016
Term Expires 4/2025

Jamie Farrell - Completed the Mandatory Illinois Board Member Training

117 Hilton Dr.
Lexington, IL  61753
Member Since 5/2017
Term Expires 4/2023

Annual Schedule of Regular Board Meetings in 2021-2022:

July 13 @ 6:00 pm
August 10 @ 6:00 pm
September 14 @ 6:00 pm
October 12 @ 6:00 pm
November 9 @ 6:00 pm
December 14 @ 6:00 pm
January 11 @ 6:00 pm
February 8 @ 6:00 pm
March 8 at 6:00 pm
April 12 @ 6:00 pm
May 10 @ 6:00 pm
June 28 @ 6:00 pm

Special Board Meetings for 2021-2022: 
Sept. 14 @ 5:55 pm - Budget Hearing
June 28 @ 5:55 pm - Amended Budget Hearing

In order to comply with Illinois Public Act 101-515, Lexington Community School District #7 will now make the following related service logs available upon request: speech services, occupational therapy, physical therapy, or counseling.