West Prairie School District

Education Mandate
10:30 am
Tue May 27, 2014

Illinois High Schools to Teach Defibrillator Use

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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.

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Idea Under Review
5:24 pm
Tue July 30, 2013

Drug Testing Possible in WP Schools

Credit Rich Egger

The West Prairie School District Board of Education is still discussing the idea of implementing a drug testing program for students in extracurricular activities.

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West Prairie & B-PC
3:40 pm
Fri April 12, 2013

Athletic Co-op Almost Finalized

West Prairie High School
Credit Rich Egger

Two school districts in western Illinois are now on the verge of creating a new athletic co-op.

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.

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.

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Contains Raises and Insurance Caps
2:51 pm
Mon August 13, 2012

New Contract for West Prairie Teachers

West Prairie Middle School

Teachers in the West Prairie School District will start the school year under a new contract next Tuesday.

Superintendent Jonathan Heerboth says the two sides did not have long agendas.

He says, “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.”

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District will use iPad3
4:21 pm
Thu May 3, 2012

West Prairie High School Students Will Get Wireless Devices

The West Prairie School District has chosen a popular device as its next leap in classroom technology.

High school students will each receive an Apple iPad3 next school year.

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.

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