AARON BEARD, Associated Press
EMERY P. DALESIO, Associated Press
FARMINGTON, Ill. (AP) — The Farmington school district is installing a $1.8 million array of solar panels on a district building to conserve energy and reduce costs.
CHAMPAIGN — She may teach others how to cope with all kinds of emotions every day, but Heidi Grove admits she's not very good at handling the feeling of being in the spotlight.
VILLA GROVE — The Villa Grove school board will request a 4.99 percent tax levy this year.
FISHER — The Fisher school board agreed in principle to participate in the Early College and Career Academy when it begins next school year. Nick Elder, the director of the Education for Employment (EFE) System No.
PAXTON — Property owners in the Paxton-Buckley-Loda school district likely will pay a higher tax rate to support the local school system next year, Superintendent Cliff McClure said.
Area bands fare well
Several area high school bands placed at last weekend's 44th Annual Illinois Marching Band Championships at Memorial Stadium.
In an area sweep in Class 1A, Tri-Valley placed first, Watseka second and Blue Ridge third.
Monticello was second in Class 2A and Champaign Central was third in Class 4A,
TODAY'S ONLINE QUESTION: We've heard from school board members, volunteers and opponents of Champaign schools' $149 million referendum. What about the teachers?
PEORIA, Ill. (AP) — The Illinois state superintendent of schools says the outcome of the governor's race won't make a difference for the state's education funding problems.
When she's honored at Saturday's "Those Who Excel" ban- quet, Marilyn Mastny will be in- troduced as mentor/volunteer co- ordinator at Central High School.
But there's much more to the 65-year-old Champaign woman's story — from her Peace Corps past to her Make-A-Wish Foundation present, with an 18-year teaching stint at Urbana Middle School sandwiched in between.