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Galesburg Superintendent Finalists Meet the Public

Apr 19, 2017
T.J. Carson

Two candidates are left in the running to become the Galesburg School District's next superintendent. They each made their case to the public Tuesday night at Lombard Middle School.

Galesburg School Board Makes Budget Cuts

Feb 15, 2017
T.J. Carson

The cuts were approved in separate votes at the board's meeting Monday night.  Board members Wayne Statham and Jean Ann Glasnovich voted against the cuts.  Voting in favor were Tianna Cervantez, Ellen Spittell, Joshua Gibb, and Amy Pickrel.  Board President Bob Lindstrom was not at the meeting.

Leaders Leaving the Galesburg School District

Feb 1, 2017
T.J. Carson

Superintendent Ralph Grimm announced he will retired June 30, and the two longest-serving members of the school board have removed their names from the ballot for this spring's elections.

T.J. Carson

Jennifer Hamm, Assistant Superintendent of Finances for the  Galesburg School District, said the district needs to get every bit of revenue possible as it faces uncertainty over state funding.  Illinois lawmakers have yet to approve a spending plan for the fiscal year that begins in two weeks.

School Superintendents Warn of Bleak Futures

May 20, 2016
T.J. Carson

School districts across Illinois are worried about whether they will receive state funding for  next school year.  They say without the state support, teachers and other employees could lose their jobs, programs could be cut, and some schools might close their doors.

T.J. Carson

A Galesburg student's crusade against bullying in her school has led to national recognition for her efforts. Katie Dunbar is the creator of the “Take A Stand Club” at Lombard Middle School.

Galesburg School District Finalizes Cuts to Budget

Feb 26, 2016
T.J. Carson

Members of the community pleaded to Galesburg School Board members for 75 minutes Wednesday night to reconsider cuts to personnel and programs.  But it was to no avail as the board moved ahead with the cuts.

Job Losses Looming in Galesburg School District

Dec 15, 2015
T.J. Carson

Superintendent Ralph Grimm's budget reduction committee spent the past few months working to come up with recommendations for the Board of Education.  Grimm this week shared the committee's findings with the board.

Galesburg Budget Committee Gets Underway

Oct 19, 2015
T.J. Carson

The second time was the charm for a committee dedicated to reducing a $2 million dollar deficit in the Galesburg School District.

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Illinois lawmakers and Governor Bruce Rauner have agreed to restore about $97 million that had been cut from K-12 schools for the final few months of the fiscal year.  The cuts resulted from the rollback of the temporary higher income tax rate and a 2.25% across the board reduction to the state's budget. Some school districts in west central Illinois will benefit, but it might not make much difference.

Former Athletic Director Fights for Job

Apr 10, 2015
T.J. Carson

The Galesburg School District relieved Ralph Henning from his duties as athletic director about a month ago. He was reclassified to a teaching position. Henning, his lawyer and the school board met this week to discuss a possible reinstatement.

T.J. Carson

After next week's municipal elections, the Galesburg Board of Education will include two new representatives from Galesburg Township.  Incumbents Molly Palmer and Tom Colclasure chose to seek another term.

The three candidates vying for the two spots are Phillips Slaton, Tianna Cervantez, and H. Wayne Statham. All three believe they can build a better relationship between the school board and teachers.

Slaton, who is a teacher in the Orion School District, said the current board lacks respect for teachers.

T.J. Carson

The Galesburg School Board has a list of eight finalists for the position.

Galesburg Group Argues for Full School Calendar

Oct 16, 2014
T.J. Carson

Some community members want to add days back to the Galesburg school year.

Galesburg Superintendent Search Underway

Sep 30, 2014
T.J. Carson

The Galesburg School District has started the process for hiring a new superintendent.

Galesburg School Superintendent Retiring

Sep 11, 2014
Evan Temchin/Knox College

Galesburg Community Unit School District #205 will be looking for a new superintendent.

TSPR's Emily Boyer

A new four-year contract for Galesburg teachers is finally in place.  The Board of Education and members of the Galesburg Education Association approved by the pact Thursday. 

TSPR's Emily Boyer

The Galesburg teachers union and school district had some success during a 12 hour negotiation session with a federal mediator Wednesday that went into the early morning hours of Thursday.

TSPR's Emily Boyer

Roughly eight hours of negotiations Tuesday failed to yield a contract agreement in the Galesburg teachers strike.

TSPR's Emily Boyer

No deal was reached during a weekend negotiation session. But, both sides submitted formal proposals.

TSPR's Emily Boyer

Teachers in Galesburg say they're frustrated by the lack of progress in contract talks with the district.

Cortney Hill

Galesburg School District administrators and teachers spent around 20 hours at the bargaining table this week but adjourned without a new deal.