West Prairie School District http://tspr.org en Illinois High Schools to Teach Defibrillator Use http://tspr.org/post/illinois-high-schools-teach-defibrillator-use <p>Students in Illinois will now receive training on a potentially lifesaving device as part of their high school education. One superintendent says it’s the latest in a long line of unfunded mandates. Tue, 27 May 2014 15:30:37 +0000 Emily Boyer 53878 at http://tspr.org Illinois High Schools to Teach Defibrillator Use Drug Testing Possible in WP Schools http://tspr.org/post/drug-testing-possible-wp-schools <p>The West Prairie School District Board of Education is still discussing the idea of implementing a drug testing program for students in extracurricular activities. Tue, 30 Jul 2013 22:24:10 +0000 Rich Egger 38166 at http://tspr.org Drug Testing Possible in WP Schools Athletic Co-op Almost Finalized http://tspr.org/post/athletic-co-op-almost-finalized <p>Two school districts in western Illinois are now on the verge of creating a new athletic co-op.</p><p>The West Prairie School Board approved the co-op during a special meeting on April 11. The Bushnell-Prairie City School Board will be asked to do likewise during its regular meeting in April.</p><p>The districts already co-op boy’s and girl’s track and will continue to do so. The new agreement will add football, baseball, and softball beginning in the 2014-15 school year.</p> Fri, 12 Apr 2013 20:40:00 +0000 Rich Egger 31991 at http://tspr.org Athletic Co-op Almost Finalized New Contract for West Prairie Teachers http://tspr.org/post/new-contract-west-prairie-teachers <p>Teachers in the West Prairie School District will start the school year under a new contract next Tuesday.<br /><br />Superintendent Jonathan Heerboth says the two sides did not have long agendas.<br /><br />He says, &ldquo;For the board I think it was important to try and get some kind of a cap on health benefit costs down the line. And the board bargained hard for that.&rdquo;<br /> Mon, 13 Aug 2012 19:51:05 +0000 James Lenz 19911 at http://tspr.org New Contract for West Prairie Teachers West Prairie High School Students Will Get Wireless Devices http://tspr.org/post/west-prairie-high-school-students-will-get-wireless-devices <p>The West Prairie School District has chosen a popular device as its next leap in classroom technology.<br /><br />High school students will each receive an Apple iPad3 next school year.<br /><br />Superintendent Jonathan Heerboth said the district has been studying the available wireless devices. He said the district wanted them to be light-weight, robust and have great battery life. The availability of software tipped the balance toward the iPad.<br /> Thu, 03 May 2012 21:21:19 +0000 Jim Lenz 14526 at http://tspr.org West Prairie High School Students Will Get Wireless Devices