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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.

Designs for New Silas Willard School Approved

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205logobwThe Galesburg School Board has given its blessing to building a new Silas Willard Elementary School, despite one big concern.

The District-205 Board at a special meeting yesterday voted to approve the design development documents for construction of the new school, estimated to cost 18-million dollars by the time work is completed in 2016.

School Board Rejects Cooke Elementary Bids

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(File Photo)

(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.