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A little bit about our district

Okaw Valley CUSD 302 encompasses the communities of Bethany & Findlay which are located in the counties of Moultrie, Shelby and Macon app. 20 miles south east of Decatur , Illinois. Bethany and Findlay are primarily quiet farming communities. Okaw Valley is a K-12 district that was created in 2001 when the schools of Bethany and Findlay consolidated their individual school districts. 

Our mission is to create a learning community that prepares all students to be productive, responsible and successful.

At Okaw Valley, we're here to make an impact on students, staff and our community. We believe that true change begins with all of us! Students assist with several community events such as serving at the Bethany High School Alumni Banquet (see photo), Red Cross Blood Drive sponsored by the Student Council, and hosting a Haunted House for the public to enjoy around Halloween.

students in a basketball gym

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Okaw Valley CUSD #302 is one of the most inspiring school districts in Illinois. In partnership with parents and the community, we provides a quality educational environment that guides all students to learn the skills and the knowledge necessary to meet the challenges of an ever-changing world.

  • Great camaraderie among staff

  • Administration that is involved on a daily basis in the lives of staff and students at school.

  • Culture of acceptance and caring for all employees in the district.

  • #YNotOV We believe it can happen here. Bring your ideas and passion.

Our community

lake shelbyville

Lake Shelbyville



marrowbone library

Marrowbone Library

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Moultrie County

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Shelby County

Student success stories

Cannon Bernstein

Gabe Benning

Delaney Miller

Three OVHS seniors have been selected this year as Illinois State Scholars. To be named an Illinois State Scholar is an outstanding accomplishment that will be a highlight of the recipient’s academic record.

The Illinois State Scholar program is awarded to high school seniors based on ACT or SAT test scores and the sixth semester* class size and unweighted class rank and Grade Point Average (GPA).

The recipients from OVHS are Delaney Miller, Gabe Benning, and Cannon Bernstein.

Student success stories

Gabe Benning with OV 3rd graders

Senior Gabe Benning is teaching a Unit on Astronomy with 3rd graders. He developed the curriculum unit over the summer himself.

Student success stories

OV has THREE students of the Quarter at Heartland Technical Academy. Students attend classes at Richland Community College and receive college credit as well as high school credit. The classes are hands-on learning in the field of study the student chooses. The following students were chosen as Students of the Quarter at HTA.

  • Rissa Montgomery - Culinary Arts 

  • Garet Martz - Auto Tech

  • Qinten Jones - Welding