PBL board to vote on changing fees
PAXTON — The Paxton-Buckley-Loda school board will consider changing the fees the district charges for student registration, school lunches and Advanced Placement courses during its meeting Wednesday night.
Superintendent Cliff McClure said he would be recommending the board approve a $5 increase in the registration fee for high school students, while the registration fee will remain unchanged for students at the district's other three schools.
McClure said he would also ask that the lunch price be increased by 5 cents per meal at PBL High School, Clara Peterson Elementary School and PBL Eastlawn School. The price of adult lunches would also be increased by 5 cents, he said. The junior high school's lunch prices would remain unchanged.
The price of breakfast — offered at all schools except the high school — would also be left unchanged.
Meanwhile, McClure said the board will also consider eliminating the $50 fee charged for each Advanced Placement course a student is enrolled in. Instead, students would only have to pay the cost of materials in each course.
The driver's education fee of $150 is expected to remain unchanged, McClure said.
Also at Wednesday's meeting, which begins at 7 p.m. in the board room at PBL Junior High School in Paxton:
— McClure will recommend the board approve charging a $100 fee for each summer school course a student is enrolled in — up from a fee of $75.
— The board will consider a proposal from high school business teacher Travis Duley for the district to create a PBL Hall of Fame to honor the achievements of alumni.
— The board plans to accept bids received for the repair of Clara Peterson Elementary School's driveway and for the replacement of lighting at Zimmerman Field. The district received eight bids for the driveway project and four for the athletic field lighting project, McClure said.