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GIBSON CITY — The Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley school board was able to negotiate a reduction in a recently received bus transportation bid.
A single bid of $506,667 for bus route costs was received from Illinois Central School Bus. Supplemental mileage and driver costs brought the total bid to $556,187.
PAXTON — PBL Eastlawn School might not be the only school in the Paxton-Buckley-Loda school district to see the wrecking ball in upcoming years.
GIBSON CITY — The Illinois Attorney General’s Office has determined that the Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley school board did not violate the Illinois Open Meetings Act by starting a committee meeting almost two hours after it was scheduled to begin.
PAXTON — The public will be asked to choose their favorite from among three options Thursday night to address the future of PBL Eastlawn School — and, as expected, saving and renovating the 91-year-old facility, the Paxton-Buckley-Loda school district’s oldest, won’t be among those in consideration.
By DIANE PERKINS
Ford County Record correspondent
CHAMPAIGN — Competition is nothing new to Paxton-Buckley-Loda High School senior Wes Ricketts. He has been on both the football and basketball teams at PBL. But he is now working toward a different type of competition at Parkland College.
PAXTON — The Paxton-Buckley-Loda school board approved last Wednesday spending $35,514 toward the purchase of a new Apple TV and 55 iPads and the addition of wireless access points at Clara Peterson Elementary School and PBL Eastlawn School.
he majority of the cost — $27,774 — will be covered by a Title I grant, Superintendent Cliff McClure said.
PAXTON — Dr. Janet Guthrie, a 1967 graduate of Paxton Community High School, and Randy Rieches, a 1969 graduate of Buckley-Loda High School, will be inducted into the PBL Alumni Hall of Fame this fall.
Their induction into the Hall was unanimously approved last Wednesday by the Paxton-Buckley-Loda school board, as recommended by a Hall of Fame selection committee.
GIBSON CITY — The Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley school board received only one bus transportation bid, and it is 33 percent higher than the current total route cost.
URBANA — Ian Lee, a graduate of Paxton-Buckley-Loda High School, received the Most Outstanding Major Award in Mathematics and Computer Science from the University of Illinois’ Department of Mathematics during an awards ceremony held April 12 in the ballroom of the Illini Union.
URBANA — James R. Shearl of Loda recently received the ACES Alumni Association Award of Merit, recognizing his outstanding achievements or exceptional service to the college.
In 1976, Shearl earned a master of science degree in Extension education from the University of Illinois’ College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences (ACES).