Education

GCMS's tax rate to be reduced once again

By ROSS BROWN
bluehavanaross@gmail.com


GIBSON CITY — For the third year in a row, taxpayers in the Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley school district will pay less.

That’s according to Superintendent Jeremy Darnell, who said during Monday’s school board meeting that the district’s proposed 2018-19 tax levy rate is 5.77, down from 5.89 the year before.


$250,000 donation made to PBL Education Foundation's endowment fund

PAXTON — In early November, Robin Niewold and Carl Hudson Jr. had lunch with a donor interested in contributing to the PBL Education Foundation’s endowment fund supporting the Paxton-Buckley-Loda school district.

Niewold had been contacted the month prior by the donor’s financial representative, who was asking for information about the endowment fund.


PBL board to vote on proposed tax levy

PAXTON — The Paxton-Buckley-Loda school board is expected to approve a proposed property tax levy for 2018 during its meeting at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 14, in the board room at the unit office in Paxton.


PBL's sixth-day enrollment numbers decline

PAXTON — After seeing an increase last year in the number of students enrolled as of the sixth day of classes for the first time since the 2009-10 school year, the Paxton-Buckley-Loda school district’s sixth-day enrollment numbers saw a decline again this school year.


PBL interested in putting solar panels on schools' rooftops

By ROSS BROWN
bluehavanaross@gmail.com


PAXTON — Paxton-Buckley-Loda school board members entered into a commitment of interest regarding the proposed installation of solar panels on the rooftops of the school district’s four school buildings next year.


$4M in bonds to be issued by GCMS school district

By ROSS BROWN
bluehavanaross@gmail.com


GIBSON CITY — The Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley school board approved the issuance of $4.469 million in general obligation bonds at its meeting Monday night.

The vote was 5-1, with board member Steve Swearingen voting “no” and board President Josh Johnson absent.


Ecker named student of month at PBL High School

PAXTON — Mason Ecker of Paxton has been named student of the month for October at Paxton-Buckley-Loda High School.

A senior, Ecker was nominated for the award by Steve Waugh, a special-education teacher who also serves as coach of the freshman football and assistant coach of the varsity football team.


PBL school board to discuss preliminary tax levy

PAXTON — The Paxton-Buckley-Loda school board is expected to discuss a preliminary version of the school district’s proposed 2018 tax levy during its next meeting, scheduled for 6 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 10, in the board room at the unit office in Paxton.

Also on the agenda for the meeting, which is open to the public:


GCMS homecoming 2018

Here are some sights from Thursday's festivities in Gibson City ...


PBL homecoming 2018

Here are some of the sights from Thursday's festivites in Paxton ...


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