GCMS board hires new superintendent

GIBSON CITY – GCMS school board members have hired Anthony Galindo as the district's new superintendent beginning July 1.

Galindo will replace Chuck Aubry who will retire June 30 after 15 years as the district's superintendent.

Fisher school district plans to seek bids for school addition in spring

FISHER – Superintendent Barb Thompson said the district's architect and construction manager are working to complete design drawings for the building project for the junior/senior high by the end of the month.

The addition will include new classrooms. Thompson has said the board hopes to seek bids for the project in the spring.

Governor keeps one UI trustee, replaces two others

SPRINGFIELD – Gov. Pat Quinn has replaced two University of Illinois trustees, including one he appointed just 16 months ago and another who refused to resign after the Category I admissions scandal.

UI trustees to vote on link between tuition, inflation

CHICAGO – The University of Illinois is looking toward a relatively low tuition increase – compared to last year's 9.5 percent, good for four years – while keeping fee increases below 1 percent.

Three UI trustees' terms up; no word from Quinn on appointments

CHICAGO – University of Illinois trustees are headed into their annual meeting this week with three vacant seats on the 10-member board.

The terms of three trustees – Frances Carroll, Karen Hasara and Carlos Tortolero – expired Sunday, and Gov. Pat Quinn has yet to announce whether they will be reappointed or replaced.

David Ikenberry takes dean position at Colorado

CHAMPAIGN – David Ikenberry, the newly named dean of the Leeds School of Business at the University of Colorado at Boulder, says he sees growth opportunities for the school.

Ikenberry, who was named to the post Tuesday, said he'll "sit down and listen to faculty, staff and students" in determining goals.

Villa Grove school board plans for $350,000 in cuts

VILLA GROVE – Despite the recent increase in the state income tax, the Villa Grove school board is moving forward with plans to cut about $350,000 from the budget and raise local revenue for next school year.

PBL board acts on air quality report

PAXTON – Indoor air quality at Paxton's four schools is not a problem that requires immediate attention, a consultant says.

However, the Paxton-Buckley-Loda school district decided not to wait to address potential problems.

Rossville-Alvin parents have questions about reactivating high school

ROSSVILLE – Some parents in the Rossville-Alvin school district want to make sure they know exactly what a reactivated high school could offer students before they vote in April on whether to re-open the high school.

Volunteers commemorate King with service day

URBANA – School was out Monday, and Jazzlyn Carter could have been relaxing at home.

Instead, she and other Urbana High School students were volunteering to mark Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

"It's MLK Day and I'm not going to be at home sitting on the couch," said Carter, an Urbana High School freshman.