CHAMPAIGN — If voters approve increasing taxes for a new Central and renovated Centennial High School on Nov. 4, district residents might see increased academic performance among high school students, school officials say.
DANVILLE — Danville school board members this week will get their first glimpse at the contenders for the school district's top job.
SchoolExec Connect consultants Kathy Robbins and Diane Robertson will present a slate of about six candidates to the board at special meeting on Wednesday.
The meeting will be closed to the public for the purpose of discussing personnel.
CHAMPAIGN — Just days before the Champaign school board voted in August to put a bond issue for a new Central High School on the Nov. 4 ballot, district architects completed a study on the expansion possibilities in Central's current neighborhood.
MAHOMET — Now that students and staff are settled into the new Middletown Prairie Elementary, Mahomet-Seymour school district officials are setting a timeline for the demolition of the old Middletown building on Division Street.
MAHOMET — Mahomet-Seymour's graduation ceremony is changing venues this school year.
Anyone who's been to commencement in the past few years knows it can be an ordeal, Principal Shannon Cheek said, citing frequent complaints about poor sound quality, cramped seating and — above all — the oppressive heat.
"This has been a topic of conversation for many years," he said.
CHAMPAIGN — She may be up for a classroom teacher award from the state board of education, but A.J. Griffith doesn't even have her own teaching space at Centennial High School.
Not that it's a problem, the special education teacher says. Flexibility and patience are the name of her game.
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.