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LUDLOW — Ludlow Grade School has been awarded a $50,000 state grant to help fund roof replacement.
The $50,000 school maintenance project matching grant will go toward the estimated $117,250 cost. It will pay for replacement of the roof above the north classroom section of the building with an energy-efficient roof.
ONARGA — The Paxton-Buckley-Loda school district’s decision to hire Travis Duley as its high school principal was met with strong approval less than 20 miles away from his predecessor, Trent Eshleman.
PAXTON — Peyton McClure, a sophomore at Paxton-Buckley-Loda High School, has been chosen as the school’s student of the month for February.
McClure, the son of Cliff and Jenny McClure of Paxton, was nominated by teacher Alex Goudy, based on his character.
GIBSON CITY — The Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley school district will be doing some repairs to its schools in each of the upcoming two summers.
The main topic of discussion at last week’s school board meeting was completing the first two phases of the repairs and how to pay for them.
PAXTON — At 37, Travis Duley already is thinking about retirement — well, sort of.
Duley, who was hired Saturday as the next principal at Paxton-Buckley-Loda High School, was asked Tuesday if he considers his new position a longterm one.
PAXTON — Despite hazardous winter weather causing the Paxton-Buckley-Loda school district to use more than its allotted five “emergency days” this school year, students are expected to be let out for the summer at the originally scheduled date of June 4.
By The Associated Press
and The News-Gazette
SPRINGFIELD — The Southern Illinois University board of trustees named a former Illinois state superintendent of education — whose first job was teaching fourth grade at Gibson City Elementary School — as the university’s president on Monday.
PAXTON — Travis Duley was hired Saturday as the next principal at Paxton-Buckley-Loda High School.
Duley, who has taught business courses since 2002 at PBL High School, was among three finalists interviewed by the school board during a five-hour closed session Saturday. Thirty-five people applied for the job, which was vacated Dec. 31 by the resignation of Trent Eshleman.
GIBSON CITY — Sixth-grader Jalen Cail, seventh-grader Gracie Conover and eighth-grader Molly Kollross were selected by faculty as students of the month for January for their respective grade levels at Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley Middle School.
PAXTON — In conjunction with preregistration of courses for eighth-graders, a high school orientation meeting will be held at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 19, in the commons area at Paxton-Buckley-Loda High School and PBL Junior High School. Eighth-grade students and their parents or guardians are invited to attend.