The Macomb School District will save nearly $125,000 on a roof repair project on the oldest section of Lincoln School. The savings comes from re-using some of the roofing material, which is also good for the environment.
The estimated cost was nearly $420,000. The bid was based on a “green” option that will re-install much of the same material.
Superintendent Alene Reuschel said the district can set an example.
Turnout was fairly light across west-central Illinois. The biggest snafu in the region happened in McDonough County, where Clerk Gretchen DeJaynes ran hair dryers out to a few polling places that had damp ballots. It's not known what caused the dampness. DeJaynes said she planned to speak to the vendor about the issue.
School bells will ring an hour later on Wednesdays next year in the Monmouth-Roseville School District.
Students might see it as recreational time. Superintendent Paul Woehlke said teachers will be hard at work. They will spend the extra time collaborating to make sure they are all on the same page when it comes to common core standards. The state has adopted the standards with testing of students to begin in 2014.