PBL School District schedules student registration for Aug. 5

PAXTON — The Paxton-Buckley-Loda school district has set student registration dates.

Registration for students in kindergarten through eighth grade will be held from noon to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 5, in the commons area at the PBL High School/Junior High School complex in Paxton. Registration for high school students will be held during the same time at the high school.

Several from area graduate from ISU

NORMAL — Several area residents were among the 2,540 students at Illinois State University who graduated with bachelor’s degrees at the end of the spring 2014 semester:

Asbestos insulation to be removed from school's crawl space

PAXTON — Old asbestos boiler-pipe insulation will be replaced this summer in a crawl space beneath Clara Peterson Elementary School in Paxton.

PBL school board makes hires, accepts resignations

PAXTON — In personnel action at Wednesday night’s meeting of the Paxton-Buckley-Loda school board:

GCMS finance committee to review budget Wednesday

GIBSON CITY — The Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley school board’s personnel and finance committee will meet at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 16, to review the school district’s budget for the 2014-15 fiscal year.

The meeting, which is open to the public, will be held in the board room at 307 N. Sangamon Ave. in Gibson City.

GCMS to pay 2nd installment to performance contractor

Paxton Record correspondent

GIBSON CITY — The Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley school board voted Thursday to pay its second installment of $313,500 to GRP Performance Contracting before the board meets again in July.

The project manager attended the meeting to detail the progress since school let out earlier this month.

$21,319 in grants awarded to PBL teachers to buy technology for classrooms

PAXTON — Paxton-Buckley-Loda school district teachers have been awarded grants totaling $21,319 from the PBL Education Foundation to help them buy new technology for their classrooms.

The school board last week accepted the grants, which included $18,000 to be used to help buy 68 iPads.

PBL to hold band camps this summer

PAXTON — Paxton-Buckley-Loda High School’s band director, Tim Hess, is conducting mini band camps starting June 10 and a two-week band camp starting July 28 for high school students.

Following the two-week camp, students will hold a public performance of a “Tribute to New Orleans.”

PBL employees' email addresses to change July 1

PAXTON — The email addresses for employees of the Paxton-Buckley-Loda school district are changing on July 1.

“The current domain of will be terminated and changed to,” a notice on the district’s website says. “The name prior to the @ for all current employees will not change (e.g., will now be”

Several area residents named to Parkland College dean's list

CHAMPAIGN — A number of area residents were among the 1,110 students named to the dean’s list for the spring 2014 semester at Parkland College in Champaign. To be named to the dean’s list, students must earn a minimum grade-point average of 3.5 on a 4.0 scale for the semester or achieve a 3.5 cumulative GPA for 12 or more hours in the academic year.

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