Education

Students' bags searched at PBL High School following bomb threat

PAXTON — Paxton-Buckley-Loda High School students “lost very little instructional time” Tuesday morning, the school district’s superintendent said, despite increased security protocols being put in place following the discovery of a written bomb threat.


PBL board OKs construction management contract with Gilbane

By ROSS BROWN
bluehavanaross@gmail.com


PAXTON — Paxton-Buckley-Loda school board members approved a $22,341,772 construction management contract last Wednesday for the Clara Peterson Elementary School addition and PBL High School renovation projects.


PBL sets hearing on food service management contract

PAXTON — Immediately prior to its regular monthly meeting tonight, the Paxton-Buckley-Loda school board will hold a public hearing regarding a proposed food service management contract.


Officers on PBL board retained for next 2 years

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.


Niebuhr named next AD at PBL High School

PAXTON — Students at Paxton-Buckley-Loda High School probably best know Brock Niebuhr as a physical education teacher, or perhaps as an assistant football coach or volunteer baseball coach for PBL’s varsity squads.


Johnson, Whitehouse, Young retain officer positions on GCMS school board

By ROSS BROWN
bluehavanaross@gmail.com


GIBSON CITY — Josh Johnson was re-appointed to a two-year term as president of the Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley school board Monday night, while Phil Whitehouse was re-appointed vice president and Tyler Young as secretary.

All three held the same positions for the past two years.


PBL board set to vote on construction manager contract

PAXTON — The Paxton-Buckley-Loda school board will hold a special meeting at 6 p.m. Wednesday, April 26, to approve a contract with a construction management firm to oversee the completion of a 63,400-square-foot addition to Clara Peterson Elementary School in Paxton.


Renderings of addition to Paxton school presented to board

By ROSS BROWN
bluehavanaross@gmail.com


PAXTON — Paxton-Buckley-Loda school board members were shown renderings of the proposed 63,000-square-foot addition to Clara Peterson Elementary School last Wednesday night.


PBL board eyes hiring of construction manager

PAXTON — The Paxton-Buckley-Loda school board may approve a contract tonight with a construction management firm to oversee the completion of a 63,400-square-foot addition to Clara Peterson Elementary School in Paxton.

The measure is listed on the agenda for tonight’s meeting, which begins at 7 p.m. in the board room in the PBL unit office.


24 scholarship winners include students from Ford, Iroquois counties

MAHOMET — Twenty-four high school seniors in Illinois — including two from Iroquois County and one from Ford County — will receive $2,000 to pursue an agriculture-related degree and career.


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