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.

No action on proposal to allow non-resident staff members' children to attend PBL

PAXTON — After months of discussion, the Paxton-Buckley-Loda school board decided to take no action last week on a proposal to allow children of PBL staff members to attend PBL schools when they live outside of the district.

PBL to increase its contribution toward academy's tuition

PAXTON — The Paxton-Buckley-Loda school district gave Superintendent Cliff McClure the go-ahead last Wednesday to inform PBL High School students enrolled in the Early College & Career Academy (ECCA) at Parkland College that the district will be increasing the amount it contributes toward their ECCA tuition.

GCMS tax rate expected to fall by nearly 9%

Ford County Record correspondent

GIBSON CITY — Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley school board members approved the school district’s 2016 property tax levy during their meeting Monday night.

The levy contained no changes from the proposed levy approved by the board in November.

Diamond Jamison named PBL High School's student of month

PAXTON — Diamond Jamison, the daughter of Jenny Jamison of Paxton, has been chosen as the December student of the month at Paxton-Buckley-Loda High School.

Art teacher Emily Valencia, in her nomination letter, said it has been a pleasure to work with Jamison the past four years. 

Soil testing, surveying on tap at Clara Peterson Elementary School

PAXTON — The Paxton-Buckley-Loda school board is expected to approve a pair of contracts Wednesday night authorizing the soil testing and surveying of the grounds around Clara Peterson Elementary School in preparation for a new school addition to be built there.

Parent could be banned from all GCMS property, events

GIBSON CITY — The Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley school board is expected to discuss the possibility of banning a student’s parent from all school district property and events during its next meeting.

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