Education teaching positions
Tonica Grade School teaching positions next school year: full-time special education, full-time junior high language arts, full-time PE/Health, part-time art, and part-time computer instruction.
Contact Mr. Charles Schneider, Superintendent 815-442-3420
History of Tonica's Schools
For a period of forty years, from 1868 to 1907, and before additions, the main part of this school house [called the “white school” because of its exterior color] was built in 1868 and before that time two one-room structures were used on this site for eleven years.
It might be recalled that on this lot and in this building thousands of boys and girls received their elementary and high school education – four generations of the same family in a few instances and numerous ones of three.
Until 1870, there was no high school although some high school studies were taken by a few pupils. Three teachers taught until that time. From that date on four instructors were employed and, while a so-called high school was maintained, it was not until 1886 that a class was graduated.
[source The First 100 Years by Ray Richardson]