Bleacher repairs at Zimmerman Field eyed

PAXTON — The Paxton-Buckley-Loda school board is expected to discuss and possibly take action tonight on seeking bids for the repair of the bleachers at Zimmerman Field at PBL High School.

Also listed on the agenda for tonight’s meeting, which begins at 7 p.m. in the board room at the unit office inside PBL Junior High School, are:

ROE head presents overview of operations and services

PAXTON — Champaign-Ford Regional Office of Education Superintendent Jane Quinlan addressed the Ford County Board at its invitation Monday night.
Quinlan presented an overview of the Regional Office of Education’s operations and services.

Busy Hands Preschool in Gibson City closing at end of school year

GIBSON CITY — Busy Hands Preschool has announced that the 2016-17 school year will be its last.

Housed within the First Christian Church in Gibson City for the past 44 years, the nonprofit preschool notified its students’ families of the news last week.

PBL school district to participate in ISDLAF+

PAXTON  — In preparation for a $31.45 million bond issue that will finance the replacement of PBL Eastlawn School with a 63,400-square-foot addition to Clara Peterson Elementary School, the Paxton-Buckley-Loda school board voted unanimously to participate in the Illinois School District Liquid Asset Fund Plus (ISDLAF+).

PBL's transportation budget being put ‘in a pinch’

PAXTON — A lack of state funding for the Paxton-Buckley-Loda school district’s transportation fund has forced Superintendent Cliff McClure to find a way to keep that fund afloat using money from other funds.

ROE office moving from Rantoul

RANTOUL — Located in Rantoul since 1979, the Champaign-Ford Regional Office of Education offices will be moving to Champaign, probably in March.

McMullin getting first-hand experience in government as Paxton's first junior alderman

PAXTON — Adam McMullin’s first time attending a meeting of the Paxton City Council won’t be his last.

The 17-year-old junior at Paxton-Buckley-Loda High School has at least five more on tap the rest of this school year.

2019 opening date targeted for addition to Clara Peterson Elementary School

PAXTON  — Paxton-Buckley-Loda school board members reviewed a tentative schedule for the construction of a 63,400-square-foot addition to Clara Peterson Elementary School last week, showing an August 2019 target date for opening its doors.

New graphic design course proposed at PBL High School

PAXTON — A new graphic design course would be offered next school year at Paxton-Buckley-Loda High School if the school board approves its implementation next month.

PBL board approves tax levy showing 12% increase

PAXTON — The Paxton-Buckley-Loda school board last week approved a final version of the school district’s 2016 tax levy, which projects a 12.14 percent increase in the amount to be collected from property owners next summer.

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