Education

GCMS superintendent: Budget 'close to balance'

By ROSS BROWN
bluehavanaross@gmail.com


GIBSON CITY — Superintendent Jeremy Darnell told the Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley school board Monday night that this fiscal year’s budget is at expected levels.

Going into the fiscal year last summer, Darnell said, he predicted either a surplus or deficit based on if the state made good on its payments.


Paxton-Buckley-Loda school board reviews design renderings

By ROSS BROWN
bluehavanaross@gmail.com


PAXTON — Paxton-Buckley-Loda school board members voted to accept estimates and schematic design submissions related to the Clara Peterson Elementary School addition and renovation project last Wednesday night.


Three to be inducted into PBL Alumni Hall of Fame

PAXTON — The Paxton-Buckley-Loda school board earlier this month approved the induction of three Paxton Community High School graduates into the PBL Alumni Hall of Fame.


Davis appointed to fill Zbinden's seat on GCMS school board

By ROSS BROWN
bluehavanaross@gmail.com


GIBSON CITY — Dr. Emily Tucker Davis was appointed a member of the Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley school board on Monday night, bringing the board to its maximum of seven members.

Davis, a GCMS High School graduate, is owner of the Gibson Veterinary Clinic. She has two sons who attend GCMS Elementary School.


For retiring PBL secretaries, it's been a 'joyful ride'

PAXTON — In their decades working in the office of Paxton-Buckley-Loda High School, Diana Hale and Martha Gentes have seen generations of students come and go. And soon, it will be their time to go.

The two veteran secretaries are retiring at the end of this school year, ending a 34-year career for Hale and 24-year career for Gentes in the Paxton school system.


Students' bags searched at PBL High School following bomb threat

PAXTON — Paxton-Buckley-Loda High School students “lost very little instructional time” Tuesday morning, the school district’s superintendent said, despite increased security protocols being put in place following the discovery of a written bomb threat.


PBL board OKs construction management contract with Gilbane

By ROSS BROWN
bluehavanaross@gmail.com


PAXTON — Paxton-Buckley-Loda school board members approved a $22,341,772 construction management contract last Wednesday for the Clara Peterson Elementary School addition and PBL High School renovation projects.


PBL sets hearing on food service management contract

PAXTON — Immediately prior to its regular monthly meeting tonight, the Paxton-Buckley-Loda school board will hold a public hearing regarding a proposed food service management contract.


Officers on PBL board retained for next 2 years

PAXTON — The Paxton-Buckley-Loda school board retained its slate of officers for the next two years after seating its newly elected board members last week.


Niebuhr named next AD at PBL High School

PAXTON — Students at Paxton-Buckley-Loda High School probably best know Brock Niebuhr as a physical education teacher, or perhaps as an assistant football coach or volunteer baseball coach for PBL’s varsity squads.


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