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 schools will consolidate Kishwaukee and Nelson elementary schools at one site; Thompson, White Swan and Cherry Valley elementary schools at another.
Construction is funded in part by a voter-approved $139 million capital bond referendum.
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The School Board and Park District Board of Commissioners approved an intergovernmental agreement that will help develop a new elementary school in Cherry Valley.
Families are encouraged to skip the long summer lines and sign up their children now for kindergarten for the 2017-18 school year.
Rockford Public Schools announced a new media campaign called Our Alumni Rock to highlight former students who gained skills of leadership, critical thinking, collaboration and listening to different points of view throughout their education at RPS 205.
Six Rockford Public Schools were represented in the All-City Art Exhibit: Auburn, East, Jefferson, Guilford, Roosevelt and Wilson ASPIRE.
Letters are going home this week to notify parents of water testing in elementary and prekindergarten schools.
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