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District 87 Superintendent Barry Reilly

District 87 Superintendent Barry Reilly
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District 87 is forging ahead with its school calendar and plans to implement alternative learning days, despite possible changes from impending state legislation.

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Bloomington’s District 87 approved new pay rates for substitute teachers, just one week after Unit 5 took similar action.

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Local lacrosse players will have to wait at least another year for a new cooperative team between Unit 5 and District 87 high schools.

District 87 Superintendent Barry Reilly
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District 87's superintendent said the new higher limit on school board member expenses is not directly connected with last year's pricey trip to a conference in Chicago.

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Bloomington High School has cut the ribbon for its fine arts wing expansion and renovation.

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It’s not just new businesses like Brandt Industries that are looking to cut their property tax bill.

Barry Reilly
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A retired Unit 5 school district educator recently called for more aggressive efforts to hire minority teachers in Bloomington-Normal.

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The bid for the artificial turf at the Bloomington High School field has come in about $100,000 under the estimate.

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The District 87 school board has approved a new budget.

District 87 notified parents this week that elevated lead levels were found in possible drinking-water sources at four of its elementary schools.

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The state has not made its first general aid payment of the budget year to District 87. The missing money totals nearly $500,000.

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District 87 Schools in Bloomington have loaned the area vocational education program close to a quarter million dollars.

District 87 Superintendent Barry Reilly said it's a shame that's necessary because of the state budget deadlock. Reilly also said District 87's interest rates are climbing because the state bonds are near junk status.

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District 87 Superintendent Barry Reilly calls the news absolutely deplorable that there is a web site that offers trading of nude photos purportedly of Bloomington High School students.

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District 87 Schools are planning a fine arts addition to Bloomington High School.

This will allow construction of a new band room, renovation of the old band room into the new orchestra room, refresh the chorus room, and create a kind of fine arts annex, since the drama area and the auditorium are nearby.

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District 87's Superintendent Barry Reilly said Bloomington should maintain staffing levels next school year.

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The head of the Bloomington School District is opposed to a community soccer or multi-sports complex. Such a complex has had on again off again discussion for years.

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By the end of the year, 21 soccer fields on airport-owned land along Ireland Grove Road will be off limits due to FAA regulations and so the debate is ramping up about whether to seize the opportunity and go big, as in a multi-sport complex in one location, or to update existing fields and green space at schools and parks to fill the void.