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District Urged to Make Decision on Silas Willard Elementary School

WGIL Newsroom 225

205logobwThe Galesburg School District may be forced to make a new recommendation on what to do about the aging Silas Willard Elementary School sooner rather than later.

Assistant Superintendent for Finance and Operations David Black told the school board’s Building Committee yesterday that the architects have asked to have a meeting April ninth on what to do about the building.

School District Maintenance Staff Wants to Stay As Is

WGIL Newsroom 182

What the Galesburg School Board’s Building Committee saw once as abysmal, the District-205 Maintenance Staff sees, in a way, as not so bad.

Interim Maintenance Directors Mark Reed and Jim Richards told the Building Committee yesterday they would prefer the maintenance center at Hawthorne Center not be abandoned in favor of any other location. They say the virtual dump of sorts the committee saw can be improved by the maintenance staff.