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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A new school year starts Wednesday at Haskell, and the year-round elementary school is shifting focus to become a STEAM academy.
The Eighth Annual RPS 205 Golf Scramble is Friday, July 28, and benefits athletics and physical education programs.
Another 2017 Auburn High School graduate was named a National Merit Scholar today.
Jasmine Chavez-Espinoza didn’t know it at the time, but her stuffed animals helped find her calling.
Ellis Elementary School's summer programs are canceled today, including summer school, because of a power outage. Thank you for your cooperation and understanding.
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