District 47

Benton Community Consolidated School District 47


OUR VISION includes working in partnership with all families and the community, is a learning organization of engaged, motivated and high achieving lifelong learners.

OUR MISSION is to assist students in acquiring the skills and confidence to continue the life long process of learning and to become productive, contributing members of society.

Meet the District Administration and Staff


Dr. Steve Smith, Ed. D., Superintendent

Melinda Thomas, Bookkeeper, Treasurer 

Carla Barnes, Secretary 

Mary Poole, Food Service Director

Jim LaBuwi, Maintenance Director

Wayne Williford, Technology Director

Christopher Kerley, Support Technology

Angela Rock, Nurse

Jill Lampley, Part-Time Nurse

District Office

1000 Forest Street, Benton, IL 62812
Phone 618-439-3136
Fax 618-435-4840

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