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PAXTON — Paxton-Buckley-Loda High School Principal Travis Duley announced that senior Cooper Johnson has been named a commended student in the 2017 National Merit Scholarship program.
A letter of commendation from the school and National Merit Scholarship Corp. (NMSC), which conducts the program, will be presented by Duley to Johnson.
PAXTON — Following a 4-minute public hearing last Wednesday, the Paxton-Buckley-Loda school board approved the school district’s budget for the fiscal year that began July 1.
PAXTON — Paxton-Buckley-Loda school district officials are considering entering into a contract with a third-party company to provide transcripts requested by PBL High School graduates.
GIBSON CITY — The Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley school board approved the school district’s budget for the 2016-17 fiscal year Monday night, showing a $325,000 deficit in the educational fund and a $75,000 deficit in the transportation fund.
The deficit in the transportation fund, according to Superintendent Jeremy Darnell, is due to the proration, or cutting, of state revenue.
PAXTON — An auditor told the Paxton-Buckley-Loda school board last Wednesday that the PBL school district’s finances were fairly healthy when compared with the finances of other small, rural districts.
“You’re treading water better than some, I’ll tell you that,” said Russell Leigh of the Hoopeston-based auditing firm Russell Leigh & Associates.
PAXTON — The number of students enrolled in the Paxton-Buckley-Loda school district on the sixth day of classes has declined for a seventh consecutive year.
There were 1,359 students enrolled in PBL’s four schools as of the sixth day of classes of the 2016-17 school year, down from 1,378 last school year.
PAXTON — Dr. Janet Guthrie, a 1967 graduate of Paxton Community High School, and Randy Rieches, a 1969 graduate of Buckley-Loda High School, will be inducted into the PBL Alumni Hall of Fame on Thursday, Sept. 22.
PAXTON — The board of trustees for the nonprofit PBL Education Foundation recently held its annual organizational meeting in the board room of the Paxton-Buckley-Loda school district’s unit office.
Officers elected for this year were Leslie Cottrell, chairman; Theresa Rueck, vice chairman; Justin Swan, treasurer; and Connie Ross, secretary.
PAXTON — A public hearing regarding the Paxton-Buckley-Loda school district’s proposed budget for the fiscal year that began July 1 will immediately precede the board’s Sept. 14 regular monthly meeting.
SPRINGFIELD — Thousands of schoolchildren across the state — including elementary school students in the area towns of Kempton and Ludlow — will snack on additional fresh fruits and vegetables this school year thanks to a federal program administered by the Illinois State Board of Education.