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Posts Tagged ‘Cooke Elementary School’

Turmoil in District 205 Among Top Local Stories

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(Galesburg Education Association spokesperson Tami Qualls speaks to reporters August 21.  WGIL News File Photo.)

(Galesburg Education Association spokesperson Tami Qualls speaks to reporters August 21. WGIL News File Photo.)

It would be easy to say the Galesburg Teachers Strike was WGIL’s Top Local Story of 2014. But, that’s not the only major issue the district had to confront this year, or is confronting.

School Board Rejects Cooke Elementary Bids

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(File Photo)

The Galesburg School Board will go back to the drawing board to figure out how to sell Cooke Elementary School.

That’s because the board this afternoon voted to reject both of the bids received for the just-closed facility:  one from West Central Community Services Head Start for $200,000, and one from the Galesburg Rescue Mission for just over$279,000.

Cooke Parents Cite Discrimination as Reason Behind Closure

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(File Photo)

The Galesburg Community Relations Commission invited parents and guardians to their monthly meeting last night to discuses the closure of Cooke Elementary.

Several families showed up looking for their opportunity to tell the commission why they believe they’ve been discriminated against.