It's a new school year, and across East Central Illinois, a year for breaking in new or newly-renovated buildings, new policies, even new leaders.
As proposed, budget projects $2.46 million deficit
DANVILLE — The Danville school district would end the current fiscal year in the red under a proposed budget that will be presented today.
The price tag for a new Central High School north of Champaign is estimated at $98 million, but a new draft report estimates the long-term cost to the community could be far more — nearly $140 million in lost property tax revenue and added maintenance, transportation, environmental and health costs.
DANVILLE — Greg Lazzell often likes to point out that Danville students receive one of the cheapest square meals in town.
He hopes to make it even cheaper for more students in the 2015-16 school year. As in free for everyone.
From the Champaign police department:
As students return to school on Wednesday, August 20, 2014, the Champaign Police Department is reminding motorists and pedestrians to observe applicable laws near school zones.
RANTOUL — After leading the Rantoul Area Chamber of Commerce for the past two years, Mandy Briggs will return to her first love — flying.
A licensed pilot, the chamber's director has resigned from the post to take a position with the Parkland College Institute of Aviation, where she will teach aviation courses.
CATLIN — School officials approved a tentative $4.46 million budget for the 2014-15 fiscal year that includes a $160,000 deficit.
It's back to school week for kids in Champaign and Urbana public schools. And for teachers, it's time to face the music on a new set of learning standards. Tim Ditman has more.
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DANVILLE — Danville Area Community College officials will unveil a proposed budget for the new fiscal year that will allow the college to complete a much-needed building expansion, continue updating computers and technology on campus and convert three part-time positions to full-time, among other things.
CHAMPAIGN — At a community college, you can finish work on a high school diploma, earn a certificate in anything from software to automotive technology, get your associate's degree, brush up on a foreign language or try flower-arranging.
In the future, you might also be able to earn a bachelor's degree at an Illinois community college.