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LUDLOW — The Ludlow Grade School board recently made several teacher hires and approved the purchase of a cooling system and new windows in the first-grade classroom.
ONARGA — The Onarga Academy recently celebrated its 25th anniversary with staff, youth and community members.
The Onarga Academy, a Nexus facility in Onarga, provides residential treatment and education for males ages 11 to 20.
KEMPTON — The Tri-Point school board approved an insurance plan through Metz Stoller with Illinois Counties Risk Management Trust at a cost of $77,253. Agent Todd Hoffman said buses will be included in the plan, as well as a new appraisal of buildings.
Following a closed session, the board:
GIBSON CITY — The Eastern Illinois Foodbank, in partnership with the Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley school district, is considering providing food for school children on the weekends through a proposed “Backpack Program.”
PAXTON — Registration for the 2015-16 school year for Paxton-Buckley-Loda High School students is set for Tuesday, Aug. 4, from noon to 7 p.m.
After Aug. 4, registration will be available from 9 a.m. to noon and 1 to 3 p.m.
“We encourage you to have your student(s) registered by Monday, Aug. 10,” said a notice on the PBL school district’s website, www.pblunit10.com.
PAXTON — With Kade Hill’s election Thursday as the new state FFA president, Paxton’s school system now has had an unprecedented four alumni lead the Illinois Association FFA.
PAXTON — The Paxton-Buckley-Loda school board made plans last week to seek bids for the repurposing of the junior high school’s computer lab and high school’s Little Assembly room.
PAXTON — Paxton-Buckley-Loda school board members will meet again this week to discuss collecting-bargaining matters between the district and its employees.
The district’s current three-year contract with the teachers’ union — the PBL Education Association — expires June 30, and the length and terms of a new contract are being negotiated.
PAXTON — Graduating seniors were presented with awards and scholarships at Paxton-Buckley-Loda High School’s annual Senior Awards Night event recently.
The winners were:
James Wallace Dunnan Scholarship — Eve Bahler and Jonah Wilson.
Evelyn Wylie Burton Scholarship — Abby Sellek.
CHRIST LUTHERAN HIGH SCHOOL
BUCKLEY — Christ Lutheran High School in Buckley has named students to its honor rolls for the fourth quarter of the 2014-15 school year: