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Parkway approves new policy for use of facilities

Parkway School District’s Board of Education approved a new policy Sept. 10 setting out an updated system for community use of school facilities. Paul Tandy, the district’s director of communications, said that, during the last school year, a committee was formed to study Parkway’s existing “use of premise” policy and guidelines. This policy outlines the procedures to be used by both school-sponsored and non-school sponsored groups when using Parkway’s facilities for activities and events. Tandy said the previous procedures lacked sufficient clarity regarding the prioritization for reserving space by various groups. Additionally, the fee structure contained four different levels, and ...

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Driving home a winner

The Parkway Transportation Department won three trophies in the regional School Bus Safe Driving Competition. Drivers have to take a written exam, identify six defective items on a school bus and maneuver through a challenging course that includes 10 specific driving skills. Brian Coker and Greg Zemblidge earned first- and second-place individual trophies, respectively. As a team, the Transportation Department received a fourth-place trophy. On June 19-20, the Parkway Rodeo, which included Zembledge, Ray Pesselato and Erricka Moorehead, competed at the state level and placed second. In individual competition, Zembledge came in second place, Pesselato received fifth place, and Moorehead ...

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Bulletin Board: Local students earn scholarships

Local students earn scholarships Fifty-seven students from Lincoln, Pike, St. Charles and Warren counties received a total of $28,500 in scholarship awards from the Cuivre River Electric Community Trust. Scholarship funds are donated by Cuivre River Electric members who participate in Operation Round Up by rounding up their electric bill payments each month to the next highest dollar. Since the program began in 1997, more than $840,000 has been awarded to help over 1,770 area students achieve their academic goals. Local students receiving scholarships are: Kenady Bickel, Nicole Blackburn, Alexandra Boyer, Lauren Brannon, Tanner Bross, Abby Diederich, Annie Drummond, Daniel ...

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