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LUDLOW — The Ludlow Grade School board last week approved a 10-year health and life safety report that calls for a little more than $54,000 worth of work on the school building.
Architect David Henebry prepared the report, which draws attention to three areas.
PAXTON — The Paxton-Buckley-Loda school board last Wednesday voted unanimously to create the PBL Backpack program, which will provide needy children at Clara Peterson Elementary School with food to take home twice a month.
PAXTON — A group of school district staff and board members, plus the district’s architects and construction management firm, started working last Friday on the design of a 63,000-square-foot addition to Clara Peterson Elementary School in Paxton.
PAXTON — Dalton Busboom, the son of Holly and Derek Busboom of rural Ludlow, was named student of the month for March at Paxton-Buckley-Loda High School.
Busboom was nominated for the award by special education teacher Steve Waugh.
CHAMPAIGN — Three members of Paxton-Buckley-Loda High School’s math team have advanced to the state competition as individuals.
GIBSON CITY — The Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley school district has now spent more than $1 million in legal and other fees in its unresolved dispute over the assessed value of a Gibson City ethanol plant, but the district’s superintendent said those bills may not be growing much more.
PAXTON — Immediately prior to its regular monthly meeting tonight, the Paxton-Buckley-Loda school board will hold a public hearing regarding a proposed amended budget for the current fiscal year, which runs through June 30.
The hearing begins at 7 p.m. in the board room at the unit office in Paxton.
By ROSS BROWN
GIBSON CITY — The Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley school board voted Monday night to explore the possibility of opening a new district-run preschool in the fall.
The move comes as Busy Hands Preschool in Gibson City is set to close in May.
PAXTON — Despite Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner’s pledge to increase funding for the state’s public school districts in his annual budget address last Wednesday, the Paxton-Buckley-Loda school district’s superintendent remains concerned about whether that promise actually becomes reality.
PAXTON — Clara Peterson Elementary School Principal Amanda Wetherell continues to pursue the implementation of a program that would provide needy kids at her school with food to take home twice a month.
Wetherell gave an overview of the so-called “PBL Backpack Program” during last Wednesday’s meeting of the Paxton-Buckley-Loda school board.