The East Central College Board of Trustees voted Monday, Oct. 1, to adopt a suicide awareness and prevention policy that will go into effect immediately.

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The majority of the Washington School Board does not support Proposition D, a proposed statewide fuel tax increase that will be on the November ballot.

Union R-XI officials, in an effort to keep to keep new projects and renovations throughout the school district local, will host a meet and greet between local contractors and the district’s architect and owner’s representatives.

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Washington School District officials and staff are continuing to work on a new strategic plan to guide the district through 2023.

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With enrollment numbers dropping once again, East Central College officials are growing more and more concerned about the college’s financial situation.

The Washington School District’s WINGS Educational Foundation will hold its Hall of Honor Gala Saturday, Sept. 29, at the Elks Lodge in Washington.

The goal for the Union School Board at the beginning of the month was to add one school resource officer (SRO) — it’s the end of the month and two have been added.

After a public hearing last Wednesday, the Union R-XI School Board voted to lower its property tax levy for 2018-19, but will retain the same amount of revenue.

The Washington School Board will set its 2018-19 property tax rate following a public hearing Wednesday, Aug. 29.

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Washington School District principals will attend school board meetings on a rotating schedule this year followed a few days later by a walk-through of their buildings by board members.

East Central College’s Center for Workforce Development will host a lunch and workshop focusing on fundamentals of human resources management Tuesday, Aug. 21, from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

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A first-of-its kind agreement between the Franklin County Sheriff’s Department and the Union R-XI School District was finalized Wednesday night.

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Music, dance and games were all part of the Washington School District’s annual opening ceremony for teachers and staff Monday morning at the C.J. Burger Fine Arts Center at Washington High School.

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Washington School District officials will welcome back all teachers and staff during opening ceremonies Monday morning in the high school theater.

East Central College recently announced the college has been awarded an Arts Engagement in American Communities (AEAC) grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.

In its second year at Union R-XI, Catapult Learning’s Summer Journey program saw more students enrolling in and completing the summer school term.