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School district to consider new principal for Belleville school

The Belleville IL District 118 School Board meets Tuesday night in Southern Illinois near St. Louis MO to consider appointing Kelly Harter as the new principal at Westhaven Elementary School and authorizing a tax abatement. Board members will also have the opportunity to discuss the future of the district’s bus services as its transportation contract comes to an end.

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Lindenwood professor publishes book about Virgin Mary’s mother

A Lindenwood University-Belleville professor has spent the last decade researching St. Anne, who is the mother of the Virgin Mary and grandmother of Jesus Christ. Jennifer Welsh, who lives in St. Louis, MO, recently had a book “The Cult of St. Anne in Medieval and Early Modern Europe” published. The book is available for purchase on Amazon. Welsh teaches at a four-year university in Belleville IL located in southern Illinois.

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School community raises $5,000 for local teacher who has cancer

The Collinsville IL High School community in Southern Illinois near St. Louis MO wanted to show its support of Kelley Liljegren, a teacher who has been battling cancer. During the Kahoks boys basketball “pink out” game against the Belleville IL West High School Maroons, they raised money and donated it to Liljegren and her family.

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Retiring principal encouraged successor to move into administration

Douglas Elementary School Principal Teresa Case is retiring, and her replacement is Westhaven Elementary School Principal Geoff Schwalenberg. The Belleville IL District 118 School Board is expected to appoint a replacement for Westhaven’s principal at its Tuesday meeting in Belleville IL in Southern Illinois near St. Louis MO.

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School district asks for public input on how to fix ‘financial crisis’

O’Fallon Township High School in O’Fallon IL in Southern Illinois near St. Louis MO is projecting a $2.3 million deficit that puts it in a “financial crisis,” according to Superintendent Darcy Benway. The District 203 School Board is looking at options like cutting lacrosse and swimming, reducing administrative and teaching staff, increasing fees and more.

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O'Fallon High looking at budget cuts, including two sports

O’Fallon Township High School in O’Fallon IL in Southern Illinois near St. Louis MO is projecting a $2.3 million deficit that puts it in a “financial crisis,” according to Superintendent Darcy Benway. The District 203 School Board is looking at options like cutting lacrosse and swimming, reducing administrative and teaching staff, increasing fees and more.

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SIUE professor researching the myth of Main Street America

Dr. Jason Stacy wins 2017 William and Margaret Going Endowed Professorship Award at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville IL. The board of trustees at McKendree University in Lebanon IL has three new members — Mark Waltermire of Maryville, IL, Rebecca Wohltman of Belleville, IL, and Gregory Mennerick of St. Louis, MO. The Southwestern Illinois College Running Start program will host an informational meeting for homeschool students and their parents who live in Southern Illinois.

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Belleville school district considering options for bus services

The Belleville IL District 201 School Board in Southern Illinois near St. Louis MO met Feb. 13. Because the district’s current contract for transportation services is coming to an end, the district is exploring whether it should consider bids from bus companies or consider offering that service itself, which would involve the purchase of buses and hiring of drivers.

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O'Fallon girls swim coach talks about proposed budget cuts at the school

O’Fallon Township High School in O’Fallon IL, in Southern Illinois near St. Louis MO, hopes to cut $1 million from its budget as it plans for the 2017-18 school year because it faces a $2.3 million deficit. That could mean the end of the school’s swimming and lacrosse programs as the District 203 School Board discusses budget cuts. OTHS girls swim coach Suzanne Gibson talks about the proposed cuts at the school.

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Belleville school board to discuss options for bus services

The Belleville IL District 201 School Board in Southern Illinois near St. Louis MO meets Monday, Feb. 13, 2017. Because the district’s current contract for transportation services is coming to an end, the board will talk about whether the district should consider bids from bus companies or consider offering that service itself, which would involve the purchase of buses and hiring of drivers.

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Westhaven Elementary principal to take over for retiring Douglas Elementary principal

Douglas Elementary School Principal Teresa Case is retiring, and her replacement is Westhaven Elementary School Principal Geoff Schwalenberg. The Belleville IL District 118 School Board is expected to appoint a replacement for Westhaven's principal at its Tuesday meeting in Belleville IL in Southern Illinois near St. Louis MO.
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Westhaven Elementary principal to take over for retiring Douglas Elementary principal 2:00

Westhaven Elementary principal to take over for retiring Douglas Elementary principal

O'Fallon High looking at budget cuts, including two sports 2:59

O'Fallon High looking at budget cuts, including two sports

SIUE dean talks about new dental school and clinic 1:02

SIUE dean talks about new dental school and clinic

O'Fallon girls swim coach talks about proposed budget cuts at the school 1:25

O'Fallon girls swim coach talks about proposed budget cuts at the school