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The Washington School Board will formally vote Wednesday night on seeking a $26 million no-tax rate increase bond issue on the April 2, 2019, ballot.

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A positive update regarding East Central College’s accreditation progress was given Monday, Dec. 3, during the Board of Trustees meeting.

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In another step toward seeking a bond issue for construction of a new elementary school, the Washington School Board Wednesday night authorized the superintendent to negotiate terms with Bond Architects Inc., St. Louis, to design a new building, as well as make safety improvements districtwide.

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Washington School District officials will seek school board approval Wednesday night to pursue contract negotiations for architectural services.

The East Central College Foundation awarded four mini-grants this year to scholastic departments and programs through the Albert C. Buescher Memorial Fund. 

The East Central College English Department, in conjunction with the Division of Humanities and Fine Arts, hosted the inaugural Humanities Festival on campus in November as a celebration of language and literature.

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The Union R-XI Board of Education awarded a contract to Wright Construction for improvements and renovations to Beaufort Elementary. 

Due to a weather advisory indicating falling temperatures and precipitation causing potential travel concerns on the roads, the Washington School District dismissed classes early Monday.

The East Central College Board of Trustees approved a bid from Rixan Automation, Dayton, Ohio, for the purchase of two robot trainer bases during its meeting Monday, Nov. 5.

East Central College will host an International Day Festival Saturday, Nov. 10, in the Donald Shook Student Center Cafe from 10 a.m. to noon to celebrate cultures from around the globe.

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Police are investigating a threatening phone call that forced the Union R-XI School District into lockdown procedures.

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.