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KEMPTON — The Tri-Point school board rejected a transportation contract proposal from Illinois Central School Bus and accepted a bus lease proposal from Midwest Transit at the board’s May 18 meeting.
The cost for the lease for one year is $142,116, plus $6,522 for a camera/GPS unit for each bus. The agreement includes 12 buses with an allowance of 20,000 miles per bus.
GIBSON CITY — A consultant for the Illinois Association of School Boards made his pitch to the Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley school board last Thursday about the services his organization can provide in searching for a new GCMS superintendent.
PAXTON — The Paxton-Buckley-Loda school board last Wednesday approved raising the price of school breakfast and lunch by a nickel per meal.
PAXTON — The Paxton-Buckley-Loda school board will meet in closed session tonight to discuss collecting-bargaining matters between the district and its employees.
Superintendent Cliff McClure said the 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 “up for bargaining.”
GIBSON CITY — The Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley school board will consider Thursday whether to hire the Illinois Association of School Boards to conduct a search for a new superintendent.
PAXTON — Two longtime educators who are retiring at the end of the 2014-15 school year will be recognized by the Paxton-Buckley-Loda school board on Wednesday, May 11.
CHAMPAIGN — Parkland College announced the following area candidates for the college’s 47th commencement eceremony, which will be held at 8 p.m. Thursday, May 14, at the Krannert Center for the Performing Arts in Urbana:
Buckley — Samuel B. Bahler and Holly A. Lewis.
Cabery — Julia Elizabeth Power.
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.
GIBSON CITY — The Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley school district has spent more than $650,000 on legal and other fees in its ongoing dispute over the assessed value of a Gibson City ethanol plant.
But those costs pale by comparison with the amount of tax revenue the district would lose if the ethanol plant — One Earth Energy — ends up winning its property tax appeal.
GIBSON CITY — Josh Johnson was appointed president of the Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley school board last week, filling a position held for the past six years by Rod Cope.
The 38-year-old Johnson is only halfway through his first four-year term on the board, but Superintendent Anthony Galindo said the Gibson City resident has gained a wealth of experience in that short amount of time.