GEORGETOWN — School members have approved a $3.28 million tax levy for the upcoming year that represents just under a 5 percent increase from the current levy.
Superintendent Jean Neal said she based the proposed levy on the assumption that the equalized assessed valuation of all property in the Georgetown-Ridge Farm school district would increase by about $2 million, from about
Brian Moline talks with district spokesperson Stephanie Stuart about the final four sites for a new high school and other district news.
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The Dean of Students at Parkland College in Champaign said a new food pantry at the school will give students an affordable and convenient way to stay full and focused.
Marietta Turner said the Wesley Pantry, which opens Wednesday, is important for students who are struggling financially and might not have time to practice healthy eating habits.
The day after the Nov. 17 tornado ripped through Champaign and Vermilion counties, several farmers stopped by Armstrong Township High School.
They asked if they might get some help from the student FFA group to clean up debris strewn around the fields outside Gifford. Principal Darren Loschen and his staff quickly agreed.
URBANA — If you were trying to sum up what kind of person Michael Pollock is, you probably could not do better than the way he once described himself.
"I'm an Urbana kind of guy," he told Urbana school officials about 10 years ago when he'd finished earning his teaching certificate later in life and stopped in to inquire about jobs.
One of my favorite experiences in Mr. Pollock's class was while we were going over our Revolutionary War unit. We walked into class and sat down while he took his attendance, then he stood in the middle of the class and held up a folded note that he said was left in one of his previous classes. It was a love note that was sent to "BabyLove," which was written on the front in cursive.
CHAMPAIGN — If you'd like to be heard before the Champaign school board chooses a site for the new Central High School, tonight is your last chance.
DANVILLE — The school board next week will vote on whether to adopt a proposed 2013 tax levy for the Danville school district.
The Danville School Board will meet at 6:30 p.m on Wednesday at the Jackson Building, 516 N. Jackson St., Danville. A copy of the agenda is available online at http://bit.ly/18otrRl.
CHAMPAIGN — The Champaign school district will host informational forums and open houses to inform parents about the schools of choice registration process.
Registration is open from Jan. 2 through March 31 next year. Children must be age 5 on or before Sept. 1, 2014, to register for kindergarten.