Rockford Public Schools' recent construction work is part of a 10-year plan to upgrade every building in the district. In addition to renovations and upgrades, the plan includes building two schools and 13 additions, plus closing eight schools to make the district more efficient.
The new Cherry Valley Elementary School will serve students in the Cherry Valley/White Swan and Thompson elementary school attendance zones. Constance Lane Elementary School will serve students who live in Kishwaukee, Nelson and a portion of the Beyer elementary school zones.
Construction is funded in part by a voter-approved $139 million capital bond referendum.
Learn more about the plan:
Parents/guardians of children who will be 5 on or before Sept. 1 can visit the Welcome Center, 501 7th St., to enroll.
Rockford Public Schools will honor a teacher, an artist, a musician, an actor and a high school theatre production at its third Fine Arts Hall of Fame Awards in March.
School start times and dismissal will change by 10-to-15 minutes at most schools in the 2019-20 school year.
Current fifth, sixth and seventh graders are invited to audition.
Six finalists are RPS 205 teachers.
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