Education

PBL board to discuss preliminary property tax levy Wednesday

PAXTON — The Paxton-Buckley-Loda school board will discuss the preliminary property tax levy for the school district during its meeting Wednesday night.

Also during the meeting, which is open to the public and begins at 7 p.m. in the board room at the unit office in Paxton:


2017 PBL Homecoming

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


Trio inducted into PBL Alumni Hall of Fame

PAXTON — Three Paxton Community High School graduates will be inducted into the PBL Alumni Hall of Fame following Thursday’s homecoming parade.


Board approves budgets for GCMS, FCSEC

By ROSS BROWN
bluehavanaross@gmail.com


GIBSON CITY — Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley school board members approved the school district’s budget for the 2018 fiscal year as well as the Ford County Special Education Cooperative’s 2018 fiscal year budget during their monthly meeting Monday night.


Enrollment rises at PBL for first time in eight years

PAXTON — For the first time since the 2009-10 school year, the Paxton-Buckley-Loda school district has seen an increase in the number of students enrolled as of the sixth day of classes.


PBL's budget showing less red ink than a month earlier

By ROSS BROWN
bluehavanaross@gmail.com


PAXTON — Members of the Paxton-Buckley-Loda school board approved the district’s budget for the 2018 fiscal year during their monthly meeting last Wednesday night.


Budget up for approval at Wednesday's PBL school board meeting

PAXTON — Immediately prior to the Paxton-Buckley-Loda school board’s monthly meeting Wednesday night, a public hearing will be held regarding the school district’s proposed budget for the 2018 fiscal year.

The board is expected to approve the budget during the meeting, which begins at 7 p.m.


Districts await word on how much more money they'll get through new school-funding formula

SPRINGFIELD — The Illinois House approved a new school-funding plan Monday that will increase state money for all districts and provide $75 million in tax credits for people who donated to private-school scholarships.

But exactly how much more money local school districts will receive remains unclear.


Proposed budget for special-ed co-op released

By ROSS BROWN
bluehavanaross@gmail.com


GIBSON CITY — Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley school board members were given the proposed 2018 fiscal year budget for the Ford County Special Education Cooperative at their monthly meeting Monday night.

Revenue is estimated at $12,736,400, while expenses are projected at $12,803,000.


Project at PBL still over budget, but progress being made

PAXTON — Estimated costs for building a 63,400-square-foot, two-story addition to Clara Peterson Elementary School and renovating that school as well as PBL High School are still higher than budgeted, but officials are not pushing the panic button yet.


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