Kim Schilson http://tspr.org en Illini West Reviews Building Survey http://tspr.org/post/illini-west-reviews-building-survey <p>It appears the public remains interested in the idea of a new Illini West High School. Mon, 09 Dec 2013 22:59:18 +0000 Jason Parrott 45066 at http://tspr.org Illini West Reviews Building Survey Illini West Developing Building Plan http://tspr.org/post/illini-west-developing-building-plan <p>Two west-central Illinois school districts will work together on a short-term building plan. Tue, 09 Jul 2013 03:23:36 +0000 Jason Parrott 36935 at http://tspr.org Illini West Developing Building Plan Illini West to Try Referendum Again http://tspr.org/post/illini-west-try-referendum-again <p>The Illini West High School District is not giving up on the idea of building a new high school.</p><p>The Board of Education agreed to put an $8 million bond issue on the April ballot. Voters rejected a $9 million issue in November 2012, so Superintendent Kim Schilson said the board decided to pare back the request.</p><p></p><p></p><p>“One of the things we were trying to look at was trying to reduce the cost, lower the tax rate on the bond, and hopefully that will help with getting the vote through,” Schilson said.</p><p></p> Thu, 10 Jan 2013 00:14:16 +0000 Rich Egger 27023 at http://tspr.org Illini West to Try Referendum Again New Illini West High School Site Chosen http://tspr.org/post/new-illini-west-high-school-site-chosen <p>The Illini West School Board spent a year evaluating potential sites for a new high school.&nbsp; It chose a location next door.&nbsp; It is just east of the current high school&#39;s parking lot.<br /><br />The 40-acre site is farmland that is currently covered by tall,&nbsp; green and brown corn plants.<br /><br />Those who were hoping for a central location will be disappointed.<br /><br />But Superintendent Kim Schilson says such a location would come with some expensive problems to solve.<br /> Wed, 01 Aug 2012 17:47:07 +0000 James Lenz 19191 at http://tspr.org New Illini West High School Site Chosen Drivers Ed Fees to Double http://tspr.org/post/drivers-ed-fees-double <p>Illini West High School students will pay $100 to take Drivers Education classes next school year. The fess will double to make up for part of a state cut to the program.<br /><br />Superintendent Kim Schilson says the district received $20,000 less from the state for the program than it expected.<br /><br />She says, &ldquo;It&#39;ll help somewhat. (The) shortfall in Drivers Ed is massive. There was a cut in the general budget on the Drivers Ed next year so the funding&#39;s going down.&rdquo;<br /> Mon, 02 Jul 2012 11:57:30 +0000 James Lenz 17656 at http://tspr.org Drivers Ed Fees to Double