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GIBSON CITY — Since 2011, the Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley school district has ran a deficit of at least $218,000 in its annual budget, and that trend is expected to only continue in the 2016 fiscal year.
The school board recently voted 5-0 to place its proposed budget for the fiscal year that started July 1 on public display, showing a projected deficit of $1.39 million.
PAXTON — The largest class to graduate from Paxton High School held its 40-year reunion Saturday, June 27, 2015.
Fifty-three class members and 31 guests of the 1975 Paxton Mustangs stampeded into town from all over the country to celebrate and rekindle friendships at the local watering trough, The Arcade Cafe in Paxton. Hors d’oeuvres, drinks, dinner and story sharing followed.
PAXTON — The Paxton-Buckley-Loda school board is expected to approve bids for the repurposing of the junior high school’s computer lab and high school’s Little Assembly and concession room during its monthly meeting tonight.
LUDLOW — The Ludlow Grade School board recently made several teacher hires and approved the purchase of a cooling system and new windows in the first-grade classroom.
ONARGA — The Onarga Academy recently celebrated its 25th anniversary with staff, youth and community members.
The Onarga Academy, a Nexus facility in Onarga, provides residential treatment and education for males ages 11 to 20.
KEMPTON — The Tri-Point school board approved an insurance plan through Metz Stoller with Illinois Counties Risk Management Trust at a cost of $77,253. Agent Todd Hoffman said buses will be included in the plan, as well as a new appraisal of buildings.
Following a closed session, the board:
GIBSON CITY — The Eastern Illinois Foodbank, in partnership with the Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley school district, is considering providing food for school children on the weekends through a proposed “Backpack Program.”
PAXTON — Registration for the 2015-16 school year for Paxton-Buckley-Loda High School students is set for Tuesday, Aug. 4, from noon to 7 p.m.
After Aug. 4, registration will be available from 9 a.m. to noon and 1 to 3 p.m.
“We encourage you to have your student(s) registered by Monday, Aug. 10,” said a notice on the PBL school district’s website, www.pblunit10.com.
PAXTON — With Kade Hill’s election Thursday as the new state FFA president, Paxton’s school system now has had an unprecedented four alumni lead the Illinois Association FFA.
PAXTON — The Paxton-Buckley-Loda school board made plans last week to seek bids for the repurposing of the junior high school’s computer lab and high school’s Little Assembly room.