PBL board OK's increase in lunch, breakfast prices

PAXTON — The Paxton-Buckley-Loda school board last Wednesday approved raising the price of school breakfast and lunch by a nickel per meal.

PBL school board to discuss new CBA tonight

PAXTON — The Paxton-Buckley-Loda school board will meet in closed session tonight to discuss collecting-bargaining matters between the district and its employees.

Superintendent Cliff McClure said the current three-year contract with the teachers’ union — the PBL Education Association — expires June 30, and the “length and terms” of a new contract are “up for bargaining.”

GCMS board to consider paying for search for next superintendent

GIBSON CITY — The Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley school board will consider Thursday whether to hire the Illinois Association of School Boards to conduct a search for a new superintendent.

Longtime educators to be recognized by PBL school board

PAXTON — Two longtime educators who are retiring at the end of the 2014-15 school year will be recognized by the Paxton-Buckley-Loda school board on Wednesday, May 11.

Several from area to be awarded degrees at Parkland College

CHAMPAIGN — Parkland College announced the following area candidates for the college’s 47th commencement eceremony, which will be held at 8 p.m. Thursday, May 14, at the Krannert Center for the Performing Arts in Urbana:

Buckley — Samuel B. Bahler and Holly A. Lewis.

Cabery — Julia Elizabeth Power.

PBL board retains its slate of officers for next two years

PAXTON — The Paxton-Buckley-Loda school board retained its slate of officers for the next two years after seating its newly elected board members last week.

GCMS bill so far in tax appeal: $650,000

GIBSON CITY — The Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley school district has spent more than $650,000 on legal and other fees in its ongoing dispute over the assessed value of a Gibson City ethanol plant.

But those costs pale by comparison with the amount of tax revenue the district would lose if the ethanol plant — One Earth Energy — ends up winning its property tax appeal.

Johnson looking forward to leading GCMS school board

GIBSON CITY — Josh Johnson was appointed president of the Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley school board last week, filling a position held for the past six years by Rod Cope.

The 38-year-old Johnson is only halfway through his first four-year term on the board, but Superintendent Anthony Galindo said the Gibson City resident has gained a wealth of experience in that short amount of time.

Three to be sworn in to PBL school board Wednesday

PAXTON — Three newly elected members of the Paxton-Buckley-Loda school board will be sworn in to office Wednesday evening when the board holds its bi-annual  reorganizational meeting.

GCMS has spent $652,682 on legal dispute with One Earth Energy

GIBSON CITY — The Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley school district has spent $652,682 since 2007 in its ongoing legal dispute over the assessed value of the One Earth Energy ethanol plant in Gibson City, according to an itemized list of bills the Paxton Record has obtained from the district through a Freedom of Information Act request.

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