Bottenfield principal resigns for health reasons

CHAMPAIGN — Bottenfield Elementary Principal Bill Pritchard resigned Friday, citing the need to address "ongoing health issues" as the reason in a letter sent to parents.

New SJ-O principal has area roots

ST. JOSEPH — St. Joseph-Ogden High School's next principal is a self-described "smalltown central Illinois boy" with Vermilion County roots.

Catlin-raised Gary Page, a high school principal the past two years at Cerro Gordo, was chosen from a field of 27 applicants.

He replaces Brian Brooks, who will take over as the district's superintendent on July 1.

Villa Grove to add ag education curriculum

VILLA GROVE — A new agricultural education curriculum will be introduced at Villa Grove High School next school year.

Monticello school board to refinance bonds

MONTICELLO — The school board has approved the refinancing of $4.75 million in building bonds. The plan also calls for the district to buy those same bonds with its own fund reserves, with those two moves combining to earn the district an extra $520,000 over the life of the bonds, due to be paid off in 2020.

Jim Dey: Barickman joins effort at 'very technical' school funding formula

It's not easy to pass legislation addressing an issue so complicated that hardly anybody understands it.

Sides have their say

Now what? Tell Tom Kacich here

CHAMPAIGN — The final taxpayer tally: 12 against using part of Dodds Park for a new Champaign Central High School, seven for.

A few upset over segment on Michael Brown in DHS assembly

DANVILLE — It was only a small part of Danville High School's special assembly to mark Black History Month.

First public discussion of Dodds Park is set

At 5:30 p.m. today comes the moment many have been waiting for — the first public discussion about using a portion of Dodds Park for a new Champaign Central High School. With Election Day less than six weeks away — and Unit 4 planning to ask taxpayers for $94 million to replace the cramped, creaky school on University Avenue — the question of where remains 'TBA.'

Younger Generation: Celebrating the achievements of young adults

Making the grade

The Illinois High School Association last week announced the 2014-15 IHSA All-State Academic Team .

Tuition going up this June at Parkland

CHAMPAIGN — Parkland College students will pay more to go to school, beginning with the summer term that starts in June.

The Parkland board has approved an average 7.75 percent tuition increase to cover an expected $1.5 million budget deficit for the current year.

Tuition for residents of the Parkland district will increase from $116 to $125 per credit hour.