ARCOLA — With a population of less than 3,000, Arcola is known far and wide as the gateway to Illinois Amish Country, the broom corn capital of the world and, lately, a leading innovator in educating by iPad.
OAKWOOD — One day after a 10-hour bargaining session ended with no deal, Oakwood teachers and staff approved a new contract with the school board Thursday.
WESTVILLE — The Westville school board has named Aaron Hird as the district's next director of operations.
Hird, who currently serves as principal of Oakwood Grade School, will come to the Westville district starting on July 1. He will take the position currently held by Seth Miller, who is moving up to become district superintendent after Jim Owens' retirement on June 30.
MAHOMET — Several months after substitute teachers in the Mahomet-Seymour school district got a pay raise, substitute aides are getting a raise as well.
LEROY — High School Principal Steve Reschke filled the board in on an upcoming Idea Day that will engage students as to what other classes can be offered at LeRoy.
TOLONO — The Unit 7 school board approved the sale of a $1 million alternate revenue source general obligation bond.
VILLA GROVE — Facility upgrades, including covering the current cinder track with asphalt, are in the works for 2015 in the Villa Grove school district.
OAKWOOD — Oakwood teachers and staff voted Wednesday to accept the school board's latest contract offer, but only if it's a two-year agreement.
CHAMPAIGN — Carlos Juarez has always loved being a repairman.
The Champaign Central High School senior grew up working on his little sister's bike, messing around with car engines with his friends and changing tires.
OAKWOOD — After a two-month-long impasse, the two sides of a teachers' contract dispute in Oakwood are expected to resume negotiations today.
Representatives of both the school board and Oakwood 76 Education Association said they're hopeful they can make progress, if not reach a tentative agreement, and avert a strike in the middle of the school year.