RANTOUL — The Rantoul City Schools district's decision once again to not hold a graduation ceremony for the J.W.
WESTVILLE — Superintendent Jim Owens said the report on consolidation options with the neighboring Georgetown-Ridge Farm school district should be ready soon, and that the districts may have a public forum on the findings in late April.
Midwest School Consultants of Springfield was contracted by the two districts to c
CHAMPAIGN — With less than three weeks left until Election Day, tensions between the Champaign school board and an anti-referendum committee are on the rise.
The latest spat concerns a 10-minute presentation two members of the group Keep Central Central made to the Savoy village board Wednesday night about the school district's $144 million facilities proposal.
CHAMPAIGN — In what may be the only forum featuring the three candidates for the Parkland College board before the April 7 election, former U.S. Rep. Tim Johnson of Urbana, former Champaign County Board member Brendan McGinty of Philo and former Tuscola schools Superintendent James Voyles made their case for election to the two open seats.
SPRINGFIELD — An amended bill to phase out the 50 percent tuition waivers that go to the children of public university employees in Illinois passed a House committee Wednesday.
But the sponsor of HB 403, Marengo Democratic Rep. Jack Franks, said that more amendments may be coming.
Still, Franks said he hopes to pass his legislation this spring.
CHAMPAIGN — The choir teacher involved in the Ash Wednesday incident at Centennial High School last month will not be reprimanded for her role in the event.
FISHER — The Fisher school district will join the Little Free Library movement.
Fisher's school board approved librarian Kelly Friedlein's plan to install a box for books on school grounds that anyone in the community will be able to access.
CERRO GORDO — The district may have one less building principal starting with the 2015-16 school year.
JAMAICA — The area's newest school district entered into a bus contract with Superior Coach Sales of Perrysville, Ind.