Education

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.


Paxton Swedish Heritage Society offers scholarship

PAXTON — The Paxton Swedish Heritage Society is offering a $500 college scholarship to a graduating senior at Paxton-Buckley-Loda High School who plans to enter the music, culinary arts or art/design field.


Lindelof hired as assistant principal at GCMS Elementary School

By ROSS BROWN
bluehavanaross@gmail.com


GIBSON CITY — Staci Lindelof was named the new assistant principal at Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley Elementary School for the 2017-18 school year during Monday night’s school board meeting.

Lindelof is currently employed as a special education teacher at GCMS Elementary School.


PBL superintendent hopes financial outlook will turn out better than projected

PAXTON — Cliff McClure is holding out hope that the state, at some point, will end up paying what it says it will to his school district.

But McClure, as the Paxton-Buckley-Loda school district’s superintendent, also must remain cautious about not getting too hopeful, especially given the broken promises the state government has made in past years.


$54,000 in HLS work approved by Ludlow Grade School board

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.


PBL Backpack Program gets school board's nod of approval

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.


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